Join us for the 35th Annual Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin State Conference, recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive state-wide conferences dedicated to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the country. This two half-day virtual event features compelling keynote speakers and topics suitable for direct care, health care, and family caregivers. Please share the word with colleagues, family and friends! Online registration is now open!
- June 9 and 10
- 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily
- Delivered virtually via Zoom (link provided after you register)
- Registration: $20.00
- CEUs/CEHs available (additional $30 if taking for credits)
The curriculum has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 CEHs (continuing education hours) or 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units). Each participant must be individually registered to qualify for CEHs or CEUs and you must be in attendance at the live event on both days.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registrants. This certificate does not qualify for continuing education.
Credits are approved by UW Steven’s Point. The $30.00 fee for the credits is not included in the conference registration price. For more information on CEUs please see our FAQ.
"So many experts in the field and heart-felt stories from families and person's diagnosed." - Former attendee
Day 1 - June 9
Olympic Gold Medalist
"Achieving Your Personal Best" (looking for the keys to yourself on how to find your success)
Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Bonnie Blair will share what she learned growing up in her family, and in the sport of speed skating and how those details helped shape her for the ultimate success she had at the Olympics.
Valerie Hein Hamstra
Community Educator, Alzheimer's Association
"Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior"
This program is designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. The program offers a four-step process to follow, and provides details that may be applied to any behavior. The goal is for participants to thoroughly understand this process and to leave the program feeling comfortable with using the four step model to intervene with behaviors they may encounter in their caregiving. The program teaches participants the four steps, and then applies the steps to five of the most common behaviors encountered by caregivers.
Sarah N Danforth
MS, OTR/L, Advocate Aurora Healthcare
"Driving and Dementia"
In this program you will learn about: driving and dementia statistics, objective assessments and Wisconsin state driving requirements, and Wisconsin community resources for driving assessment and treatment.
Day 2 - June 10
Dr. Michelle Braun
PhD, ABPP(CN), Board-certified Neuropsychologist, Ascension Healthcare
"Frontotemporal Dementia: 5 Top Strategies to Optimize Treatment, Quality of Life, and the Caregiving Journey"
Frontotemporal dementia is the most common subtype of dementia in individuals younger than 60, and requires the use of specific strategies to manage symptoms and maximize daily functioning. Learn the 7 subtypes of Frontotemporal Dementia, and 5 top strategies to optimize treatment, quality of life, and the caregiving journey.
"Are We Really Listening? Viewing Alzheimer’s from a Cultural Lens"
Andrea Garr (Moderator)
Spend time with us and listen as a panel of individuals share cultural and historical beliefs about dementia and how it may impact the way we work alongside families who are living with dementia. There will be representation from four different diverse communities; Hmong, African American, Latino and Native American.
Dementia Care Systems Specialist,
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
Kristin Waukau (Panelist)
Tribal Dementia Care Specialist, Menominee Aging and Long Term Care Department
Ana Bernal (Panelist)
BSN, RN, Latino Geriatric Center Memory Clinic Nurse, United Community Center
Stephanie Houston (Panelist)
MBA, Senior Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, Regional Milwaukee Office
Sia Moua (Panelist)
Manitowoc County Human Services Department
What People are Saying
"Every session I attended and every keynote session provided me with information I can use and apply to my job."
"Good information given in a manner that everyone can understand."
Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging
Senior Medicare Patrol
Wisconsin Nursing Home Social Workers’ Association
Oak Park Place
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)