Dimensions of Dementia: Bringing Alzheimer’s Research and Training to the Miami Valley

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Miami Valley residents will get an opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s top Alzheimer’s and dementia researchers and specialists at the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter’s Dimensions of Dementia Conference.

The two-day event will be held May 8 and May 9 at Sinclair Community College, David H. Ponitz Conference Center.

The May 8 dinner event will focus on research and caregivers with several key speakers and the awarding of the 2019 Mission Champion awards. Dr. Keith Fargo, Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach for the national Alzheimer’s Association, will give the keynote. Dr. Fargo will talk about new global research projects that open new frontiers in Alzheimer’s research. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

In addition, Mr. Rushern Baker, III, former County Executive of Prince George’s County Maryland, will talk about caring for his wife, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the role government can play in supporting impacted families.

The research event, which begins at 6 p.m., will also feature the region’s largest Alzheimer’s and dementia resource fair at 4:30 p.m. More than 20 vendors and organizations will be present.

Cost of the Research dinner event is $10 and includes parking. To register, click here alz.org/Dayton/conference

On Thursday, May 9, participants will get a chance to hear from experts in the field of aging and dementia care through keynote presentations and a variety of breakout sessions. The keynote presenters will be the Rev. Kathy Fogg Berry, who will speak on “When Words Fail: Meeting the Emotional and Spiritual Needs of People with Dementia.” Also, Sam Fazio, PhD, who is Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research at the Alzheimer’s Association, will present on “Defining Quality Care: An Overview of the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.”

There are 6.0 continuing education credits available for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, activity professionals, occupational and speech therapists. CEUs pending for physical therapists.

Cost to register for the full-day Symposium is: $99 through April 26, 2019, $119 through May 3, 2019, $49 for students

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and CEUs. To register, click http://www.alz.org/Dayton/conference.

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