cONFERENCE aGENDA.

   8:00 AM -  8:30 AM:     Registration and Continental Breakfast

   8:30 AM - 10:00 AM:    Welcome and Keynote Speaker

  • Living Well with Dementia- Speakers: Roxanne Chang and Anne Robinson, MA

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM:    Morning Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM:    Morning Sessions (Participants Choose One)

  • How the Different Dementias Affect the Brain - Speaker: Dr. Ronald Duemler
  • Do You Know Lewy?  Lewy Body Dementia - When it Isn't Alzheimer's - Speaker: Stephen Campbell, LMSW
  • Who Said Technology is Only for the Young? - Speakers: Susan VandeBrake and Renee VanY
  • Empathy in Dementia - Speaker: Julie Gusko
  • How to Build Your Caregiver Support System with the Help of Social Media - Speakers: Joy Spahn and Susan Woolner

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:    Lunch and Panel Discussion

12:45 PM -   1:45 PM:    Afternoon Session I (Participants Choose One)

  • Biological Changes and Behaviors: Understanding Parkinson's Disease and Dementia- Speaker: Dr. Sok Kean Khoo
  • Understanding and Responding Effectively to Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia - Speaker: Anne Robinson, MA
  • Legal and Financial Issues for Aging Loved Ones - Speaker: Laurie Murphy
  • Navigating End Stage Dementia: What You Need to Know - Speaker: Sara Lowe
  • Where's the Instruction Manual? Tips on Providing "Hands On" Care to Your Loved One - Speakers: Dawn Erffmeyer, RN and Chris Fraser-Lee, OTR

  1:45 PM - 2:00 PM:    Afternoon Break I

  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:    Afternoon Session II (Participants Choose One)

  • Dementia and Communication: Tips and Tricks - Speakers: Christina Turkewycz, CTRS and Paula Polinski
  • Community Resources for Caregivers - Speaker: Stephanie Hecksel, LMSW
  • Creative Processing Through Grief and Building Relationships - Speaker: Leara Glinzak, MSAT
  • Creating a Safe and Secure Home Environment - Speakers: Jan Slot and Chris Simons
  • The Use of Music in Home Care: Calming Agitation and Increasing Quality of Life in Adults with Dementia - Speaker: Caitlyn Bodine

  3:00 PM - 3:45 PM:    Closing Session

  • Family Panel: Addressing Family Conflict Through Elder Mediation - Facilitator: Roxanne Chang