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2016 Metro Detroit Fall Conference: A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease

Early bird registration for our 5th Annual Metro Detroit Fall Conference “A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease”, done in collaboration with Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology, is now open! The conference will bring together healthcare professionals, caregivers, family members, and individuals living with the early stages of memory loss on Friday, November 18th at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center in Livonia. Registration includes an entry to the conference, breakfast, lunch, as well as five continuing education credits for professionals.

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We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D.

Dr. Nolan serves as a Lead Mentor Trainer and Coach and directs research for Positive Approach to Care (PAC). Formerly an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology. She has worked with a variety of human services agencies to implement evidence-based programs for behavioral health, criminal justice, medicine, and senior living, and now works to help move caregivers to become carepartners.

Conference attendees will gain powerful insight into the true experiences of living with dementia as well as practical applications for implementing person driven care and methods to enhance quality of life. You will hear from individuals whose lives have been personally affected by this disease, engage in interactive activities and discover new resources and tools to assist families through their dementia journey.

 

To learn more visit

alz.org/gmc

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

We hope to see you on November 18th!

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This conference is sponsored in part by Schoolcraft College.

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Please join us for our Spring Conference in Troy!

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Please join us for our 5th Annual Spring Conference “Safe and Secure: Approaching Safety in Dementia Care” in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We invite healthcare professionals, caregivers, family members, and individuals living in the early stages of memory loss to be our guests at this educational conference taking place on Tuesday, March 29th from 8:00am-3:45pm at the Somerset Inn in Troy. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Five Continuing Education Credits will be awarded to professionals.

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia progress, one’s ability to make good decisions, exercise appropriate judgement, and maintain safety become impaired. Eventually, family and professional caregivers will assume responsibility for ensuring safety and promoting well-being. This conference will discuss various safety-related topics, such as managing medications, financial exploitation, and knowing when it is no longer safe to drive.

To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.alz.org/gmc. We hope to see you on March 29th! 🙂

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Spring Conference: Alzheimer’s Association – Greater MI Chapter

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Please join us for our 4th Annual Spring Conference “Breaking Through the Taboo of Alzheimer’s Disease” in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. This educational conference will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd from 8:00am-3:45pm at the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights.

This conference will provide an unflinching look at several stigmas surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. The agenda will feature common taboo topics, such as decision making and ethical considerations. In addition, presenters will suggest practical strategies that professionals and family caregivers will find useful to enhance care provision and quality of life.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 4.5 Continuing Education Credits will be awarded to professionals.

Don’t delay…the discounted rate offered for early registration will be ending at close of business on Monday, May 11th!

To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.alz.org/gmc. We hope to see you on June 2nd!

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Check out our Fall Conference on November 21st!

Please join us for our 5th Annual Fall Conference “A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease” in collaboration with Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology. We invite healthcare professionals, caregivers, family members, and individuals in the early stages of memory loss to be our guests at this educational conference taking place on Friday, November 21st from 7:30am-3:15pm at Schoolcraft College’s Vista Tech Center in Livonia, MI. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and five (5) continuing education units are available for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists.

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Attend this event and you will gain powerful insight into the true experiences of living with dementia. In addition, presenters will discuss practical applications for implementing person driven care and methods to enhance quality of life. You will hear from individuals whose lives have been personally affected by this disease, be engaged through interactive activities, and discover resources that are available to assist families through the journey.

We look forward to seeing you there! To learn more and to register, please visit www.alz.org/gmc. Questions? Call (248) 996-1053 or email trusso@alz.org.

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A Book Review of I’m Still Here by Dr. John Zeisel

I’m Still Here by Dr. John Zeisel represents a paradigm shift in the field of dementia care. In place of the traditional deficit-focused assessments and intervention strategies, Zeisel encourages care partners to instead capitalize on the remaining strengths and abilities possessed by the person living with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is, for many, a long journey — perhaps lasting a decade or more. Over the course of this journey, the person still has the capacity to participate meaningfully in life and form new, rich memories. He/she still has access to many well-preserved abilities; in fact, some abilities become more acute after the onset of dementia. The person with Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, may excel at tasks that require artistic expression or emotional intelligence. In the absence of self-censorship, the person may become more creative. By relying more heavily upon innate non-verbal communication, the person may become more emotionally perceptive and sensitive.

Zeisel outlines in his book practical and strategic methods for implementing a strength-based, compassionate approach to Alzheimer’s care. Various nonpharmacological methodologies are explored, such as use of visual and dramatic arts in care provision, effective communication strategies, and caregiver mindfulness. I’m Still Here is a book rich in information and is touted by many as a must-read for anyone affected by a diagnosis of dementia. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn more about this innovative care model. Call (248) 996-1053 to purchase this book today!

Learn more about the book and its mission at John Zeisel’s blog www.imstillhere.org. Hear Dr. Zeisel’s keynote presentation at our Fall Conference on November 5th!

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