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Download copies of presentations from the March 28, 2019, Symposium  here:

A Proactive Approach to Managing Difficult Behaviors
Jennifer Arnouville, DO, USMD

Beyond Activites: Creative Engagement for People Living at Home
Lisa Buck and Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter

Managing Day-to-Day Tasks at Home, Increasing Safety with ADL, Transfers, and Gait
Alicia Bishop, OTR; Megan Engle, PT, DPT, GCS; Kimberly Lemmons, PT, DPT, NCS; Jennifer Wilson, OTR, Texas Health Resources

Taking Action after a Dementia Diagnosis
Mindy Bannister, Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter

The Paper Trail: Documents Needed to Care for a Loved One with Dementia
Dana N. Zachary, Attorney, Katten & Benson

When Helping You Is Hurting Me
Natasha Stewart, LPC, Potter's House Dallas

Intimacy, Sexuality and Alzheimer's Disease
Barbara Harty, RN< MSN, GNP at UNTHSC

Advance registration is now closed. You may register at the door on Thursday morning.

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association at North Central Texas’ largest education event focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The all-day symposium features expert speakers, a choice of informative and engaging presentations, and an exhibit hall showcasing businesses that serve caregivers. 

Family caregivers and healthcare professionals will learn about current trends and future directions in dementia research, care, and support from authorities in their respective fields. The schedule of breakout sessions is intended to meet the needs of caregivers of people with early and mid to late stage dementia, and to provide continuing education for clinical and support personnel.

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Featured Speakers

Sid O’Bryant, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Pharamcology and Neuroscience at UNT Health Science Center. He established a translational aging research platform in the Department of Internal Medicine to work collaboratively throughout the campus. As the lead of an international working group, Dr. O’Bryant joins scientists from across the globe who are dedicated to bringing cures and innovative treatments to those who suffer from Alzheimer's and age-related diseases. 

Geri and Jim Taylor will share important lessons learned from their personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Geri, a healthcare executive for 45 years, was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 69. Since then, she has participated in a clinical trial, served on the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 National Early-Stage Advisory Group, and pursued activities that fostered a sense of connection. Geri and Jim have undertaken public speaking engagements to encourage those living with a diagnosis to focus on strategies for living well with the disease.

Registration is required and includes a light breakfast, lunch and parking fee.
Family care partners, people living with dementia, and students may attend at no charge. (Suggested donation of $25 to cover meals and materials will be accepted at the door.) 
Professionals: $75. Continuing education credit is available for physicians, nurses, social workers, activity professionals, LPCs, LNFAs and other administrators. 

Register Online or call 1-800-272-3900 to register by telephone.

Please download the sponsorship form to learn more about being a sponsor or exhibitor.
Contact Melissa Griffin at or at 817-336-4949 for more information.

Plenary Sponsor

Education Track Sponsors 

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions
Heartis Arlington
James L. West Center for Dementia Care
The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Center for Geriatrics

Continuing education offered for the following disciplines
Select discipline after REGISTERING as a professional

• 6 hours of AOA Category 2A CME Credits
• 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 6 Clock Hours for Social Workers
• 6 Contact Hours for Nurses
• 6 CEU credits for Licensed Professional Counselors
• 6 Clock Hours for Activity Professionals – pending approval
• 6 Clock Hours for LNFA and other administrators – pending approval
-6 Clock Hours for American College of Healthcare Executives