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Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia

April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia
Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia
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April 29, 2019 – April 29, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Ave.
Denver, CO, 80237
07:30 AM (MDT) – 04:30 PM (MDT)
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Register for the region’s premier one-day conference for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and early dementia, families, friends and professionals. The agenda includes dementia experts from across the country. Commit to a day filled with unique dementia-specific education, information, support and resources. Take charge, be informed. Leave energized and empowered.
Keynote Speakers

Opening Session: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D. – Director, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association
Dr. Edelmayer leads efforts to accelerate the scientific agenda of the Alzheimer’s Association through the creation and delivery of ongoing research education. She manages initiatives uniting researchers and clinicians with leaders of industry, regulatory agencies and the government on topics related to blood-based biomarker testing, use of digital health technologies and biotech approaches in studying dementia. Dr. Edelmayer has over 17 years of experience as a practicing scientist and educator.
Closing Session: 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Nadine Roberts Cornish, CSA – Author, Caregiver Consultant, and Transformational Speaker
Nadine is founder of The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC (TCG), a consultation and support services agency for family caregivers. Her journey began 25 years ago when she became caregiver to her mom who suffered a brain tumor, stroke, vascular dementia and breast cancer. This 15-year journey led Nadine to launch TCG. For the past 10 years, she has been an advocate for family caregivers and the Alzheimer’s Association. She is author of the award winning book, Tears In My Gumbo, The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience.

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Registration & Fees
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. Those wishing to attend may register in-person.
Healthcare Professionals: $175
General Public: $175
Organizations sending 5 or more people: $150/person
Early Stage Families: $50/person
Family Caregivers: $50/person
Sugerman Nominee: $50
Student: $50
Valet parking is available to persons with dementia on a “first come, first served basis” at no charge. However, we do ask that those who use this service tip the valets since the hotel is providing this service at no cost.
On-site parking in a covered garage is free for this event. Carpooling is encouraged!

There is no on-site respite care available.

The Sugerman award is to recognize exceptional professional caregivers who have been nominated by a family member. The award will be presented in the morning session.
Speaker Handouts
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
It’s more than what you know, it’s how you show it: cultivating competence and compassion in dementia care
Resilience strategies for activites of daily living
Nutritional support for caregivers (Handout 1, Handout 2)
Is there a pill that will help behaviors, progression or prevention
Discussing future planning in dementia promises and pitfalls (Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4)
Humor and Caregiving
Mother and daughter, facing life’s last chapters together
Whole Self-care (without the guilt) (Handout 1, Handout 2)
Life enrichment as the navigational start: therapeutic and person-centered approaches

Early Stage Track Handouts
Strategites to support changes in language and behavior during the early stages of dementia
Safety Panel Topics
Home Safety Strategies
Dementia and the law
Older driver booklet
State regulations on dementia and driving
Can we talk? Advocating to put people at the heart of health care
Hello Game Toolkit
National Patient Advocate Foundation

Details

Date:
April 29, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Alzheimer’s Association
Phone:
303-813-1669
Website:
www.alz.org/co

Venue

Hyatt Regency DTC
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237 United States
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