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Annual Dementia Conference
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The Alzheimer's Association Annual Dementia Conference is for caregivers, people living with early-stage, acute and long- term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Professionals, including acute and long-term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers, and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers, are invited to attend and can receive continuing education credits.

2018 Alzheimer's Association Annual Dementia Conference -
Registration Now Open!  Click here to register today!

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Rd
Towson, MD 21204
Registration: $35 for Caregivers/partners, People with Alzheimer's or Dementia, General Public and Students; $95 for Healthcare Professionals (Social Work CEU's included)


Schedule:

 8am  Registration, networking and breakfast
 9am

 Welcome - Cass Naugle, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter

 

 9:15am

 Morning Keynote: Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Someone with Dementia.
Jennifer L. Fitzpatrick, LCSW-C, CSP, Author, Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved

 

 10:15am  Break
 10:45am

 Breakout Sessions- Choose One

A: Person-Centered Care: Moving from Concept to Practice - For Healthcare Professionals & Caregivers.
Karl Douglas, Executive Director, Brightview Senior Living.

B: Safe Use of Medicines and Dementia - For Healthcare Professionals & Caregivers.
Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmancy, Director, Education and Training Programs, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging.

C: Driving and Dementia - For Early Stage Persons and their Care Partners.
Jan Crye, OTR/L, CDRS, Driving Rehabilitation Specialist, Sinai Hospital.
Nina Uzick, AARP Driver Safety; District Coordinator, Montgomery County Adult Driver Safety Program

D: Caregiving 101: Providing Practical Solutions for Everyday Care - For Caregivers.
Patricia Hemler, RN, BSN, CM/DN
Kathy Wehr, CDP, Caregiver Support Program Manager, Howard County Office on Aging and Independence.

 

 12:15pm  Lunch
 1:15pm

 Breakout Sessions - Choose One

A: Anticipatory Grief: Preparing for the Loss to Come - For Healthcare Professionals & Caregivers.
The Rev. Donald Hohne, M. Div, BCC, PCC Chaplin, Gilchrest Hospice Care

B: How Memory Loss Affects Relationships: Strategies that Help - For Early-Stage Persons and Their Care Partners.
Deborah Hanna, BS Psychology; MA Therapeutic Recreations; Specialist in Aging, Post Graduate Certification.

C: The Providers Role in Shared Decision Making with Caregivers, Families and Persons Living with Dementia - For Healthcare Professionals.
Danielle Doberman, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

D: Caregiving 201: Providing Practical Solutions for Everyday Care - For Caregivers.
Patricia Hemler, RN, BSN, CM/DN
Kathy Wehr, CDP, Caregiver Support Program Manager, Howard County Office on Aging and Independence.

 

 2:30pm

 Afternoon Keynote: Emerging Strategies in Alzheimer's Research. 
Marilyn Albert, PhD, Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

 



Registration Required.  Click here to register.  Click here for detailed flyer.
To learn more about this conference, contact Junnell Daniels at jdaniels@alz.org.

 


 

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