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Alzheimer’s Association’s Conference

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Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s  Association

The  Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s  Association will be presenting a free conference for caregivers, and professionals on Wed. Nov. 6th  from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Asbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Rd., Dallas, Texas 75220.

“There’s More to Life: Interventions Beyond Medications” is the title of the conference, and it will feature sessions conducted by  various professionals who work with Alzheimer’s patients.

The keynote speaker is Dr. G. Allen Power, M.D. who is a board certified internist and geriatrician and clinical associate professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York.

  • Dr. Power is the author of Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care, an award-winning book.  His topic will be “Enhancing Well-Being in Older Adults Living with Dementia.”

Other speakers at the conference include:

  • Dan Cohen, a social worker, whose topic will be “Music and Memory- the IPod Project”;  
  • Diana Kerwin, M.D., whose topic will be “Alzheimer’s Disease and the Benefits of Exercise,”
  • Natalie Davis, Activities Director, whose topic will be “Activities for Persons with Dementia.”

 

The Alzheimer’s  Association conference is free to family caregivers and interested persons. Continuing Education Credits will be offered to professionals in social work, counseling and nursing and to  activity directors for $60.

 

To register for the conference, call the Alzheimer’s Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.