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2021 Alzheimer's Association McGinty Conference

Finding Light in the Darkness of Dementia
Virtual Webinar Conference | November 9, 2021


The 2021 Alzheimer’s Association McGinty Conference—Finding Light in the Darkness of Dementia—is Oregon’s leading research and education event, highlighting Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 
Family and professional caregivers are invited to attend the 2021 virtual webinar conference to participate in educational workshops by experts in the field and learn more about local resources.  
The first 250 Oregon family caregivers to register will receive free admission, thanks to sponsorship by Oregon Care Partners. Standard tickets are $100. Oregon Care Partners is a free education resource helping caregivers build the knowledge tools and skills needed to improve the quality of life and care for older adults and people living with Alzheimer’s in Oregon.


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Presentations at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association McGinty Conference will focus on: establishing a caregiver support system, brainstorming creative ways to engage with individuals with memory loss, and planning for legal and financial issues. Participants will also hear an inspirational first-person account of what it’s like to live with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  

Dr. Claire Sexton, director of scientific programs & outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, will share the latest and greatest in Alzheimer’s and dementia-related research advances.


Thank you to the 2021 event sponsors!



About the McGinty Conference

Now in its 23rd year, the Alzheimer’s Association McGinty Conference honors Dr. Dean McGinty—a Portland geriatrician, early advocate for the special needs of those living with dementia and a pioneer in the Alzheimer's family support movement.
Since Dr. McGinty's death in 1995, the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter has honored him with an educational conference dedicated to the principles he practiced throughout his career: providing high-quality, compassionate, family-centered care.
The conference's interactive sessions, motivational speakers and innovative ideas focus on the many facets of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, life-enhancing activities and research.