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Thank you to everyone who attended the 37th Annual Wisconsin State Conference. Held annually, the Wisconsin State Conference conference attracts hundreds of professional and family care providers and is one of the largest and most comprehensive statewide conferences dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia.

Continuing Education Credits

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has approved the Alzheimer's Association for 8.5 CEHs or 0.85 CEUs for the in-person and virtual conference. A few important reminders:

  • To be eligible for credits, participants must attend the full sessions in-person.
  • Virtual participants must be logged into the zoom for the entire conference to get credit.
  • Virtual participants must be registered individually and watch individually.
  • The cost is $30 / per person for the certificate and can be applied for and paid to UW-Steven's Point.
  • For questions, contact UWSP Conference Planning Team at or 715-346-3838
  • Visit this website after the conference to apply for credits.

Award Winners

Courage Award - Tamra Jones4.jpg
Recognizing an individual living with memory loss who is a role model for others through exemplifying support, education, advocacy and facing challenges. 

Family Caregiver Award - Nilda Manzo
Presented to an individual who embodies1-(1).jpg the courage to face the challenges of caregiving, the compassion to ensure the dignity for their loved one, and the wisdom to reach out for support.

Professional Caregiver - Christopher G. Koeppl, MD, FACP 
Awarded to an individual who brings a2-(1).jpg dedication to her/his employment that serves as a model to others in the field

Care & Support Volunteer of the Year - Lisa Hurley
Presented to an outstanding volunteer5.jpg who continues to make a difference by moving the Alzheimer’s Association mission forward and supporting families throughout Wisconsin. 

Louise Abrahams Yaffe Volunteer Ombudsman Program Award - Mary Larson
This prestigious award is named to honor3-(1).jpg past Board on Aging and Long Term Care Board Member and Founder of the Volunteer Ombudsman Program, Louise Abrahams Yaffe.


Workshop Materials:

The 37th Annual Wisconsin State Conference will be paperless. Please access and download the Workshop PowerPoint notes sheets and handouts at the bottom of the page. You may choose to print these and bring them to the conference. Not all of the workshops will have PowerPoints or handouts, so if you don't see your session below, there are no materials to access beforehand. 


Dementia State Plan
Keynote: Barbara Bendlin
101: Knowledge is Power
102: Making Hospital more Dementia-friendly
103: Frontotemporal Degeneration

104: Engaging Teenagers
201: Barriers in Indigenous Participation in Research
202: Dementia with Challenging Behaviors
203: Triple Threat
205: Personalizing your Approach with Activities
206: Well that didn't work, What next


301: Caregiver Roadmap

302: Alzheimer's Research Volunteer Experience

304: Getting Your Affairs in Order

305: Creatively Engaging People with Memory Loss
401: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Dementia Care
402: Brain & Body Group Fitness Program
403: Minor Construction Adaptations for a dementia-friendly home
404: Lewy Body Dementia
405: Top 10 scams of 2022
Keynote: Caregiver Panel