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Caregiver's Conference
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This activity is supported in part by a generous grant from
the New York State Department of Health.


The Caregiver's Conference, now in its 21st year, provides family care
partners and healthcare professionals with opportunities to hear from
industry leaders, attend educational workshops, learn about local resources,
visit with vendors, and network with hundreds of others with a shared experience.

Program Schedule

 Registration/Exhibits/SMARTBars: 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
 Opening Session & Keynote: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
 Break/Exhibits/SMARTBars: 10:15 am - 10:45 am 
 Morning Workshops: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm 
 Lunch/Exhibits/SMARTBars: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
 Afternoon Workshops: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
 Break/Exhibits/SMARTBars: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
 Closing Session: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm 

Do you want to attend the Conference, but need someone to care for your loved one?

Respite Care is available free of charge for the day of the Conference, including social and medical model adult day programs, and in-home care. Services are limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to register for respite care, please call
Tonya at 518.867.4999 x200.

Deadline to register is Thursday, March 16, 2017.


Herb Magley is a Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter, a support group leader, an advocate, and served as the caregiver for his wife and best friend, Gail for 11 years.  Gail was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2005 at the age of 54.  


As Gail’s caregiver, Herb faced numerous day to day challenges that at times felt insurmountable. Knowing that he needed help in order to continue to care for Gail, he found the support that he so desperately needed from the Alzheimer’s Association.  Through it all, Herb learned how to be a better caregiver.  He learned to be patient, to handle the daily challenges, and to perform any and all tasks, no matter how awkward or difficult it was to help Gail.  He learned the value of living in the moment and looking for the small joys in life, to make Gail’s suffering even a tiny bit less.  Herb shares his journey and his top caregiving tips  with caregivers all over the world as he continues to advocate tirelessly for Alzheimer's research and caregiver support.


Dr. Joel Goodman is the founder of The HUMOR Project in Saratoga Springs, which is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary as the first organization in the world to focus full-time on the positive power of humor. He has been a caregiver himself and looks forward very much to giving a lightening and enlightening closing session on "The Positive Power of Humor, Hope and Healing: Care for the Caregiver."

For more information on the workshops offered at
this year's conference






Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.