Dementia Conference March 19, 2011 in Minnesota

Dementia Conference March 19, 2011 in Minnesota

The Alzheimer’s Association Annual Meeting of the Minds

Saturday March 19, 2011 at the St Paul River Centre

If you have the time, do yourself a favor and go to this Dementia Conference

I am sorry to say I will not be able to go myself as I am speaking at the Montana Healthcare Association Conference at that time, but I did want to help spread the word of this fantastic conference.  One of my all time favorite speakers and trainers, Teepa Snow will be speaking.  She is also doing a special session on March 18th prior to the conference but that session is expected to fill quickly as seating is limited. So call today and sign up!  You won’t be disappointed.   

The opening Keynoter for the conference is Barry Peterson who wife was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.  Their story is a true love story with a practical twist as the disease progressed. I have seen the video he put together which is wonderful as well as the book has written about his journey. 

Reisa Sperling is the second Keynoter and she is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment.  Reisa will address the question “Can we detect Alzheimer’s disease a decade before dementia?”  This should be great information for all.   

The Closing Keynote will be a local couple Tom and Julie Allen.  Julie has Easy Onset and they will reflect on the two sides of Alzheimer’s disease.  I have had the privilege of meeting both Tom and Julie this last fall via some friends.  I know Tom and Julie will share an honest perspective of the ups and downs on their journey. 

Again, I wish I could be there with you as this will be a fantastic conference, but you can be my eyes and ears and let me know what you liked best about the conference.  In addition the Keynote session you will be able to pick from a variety of breakout sessions which cover a board section of topics.  You will also be able to meet many vendors who will be sharing their services with attendees.

For more information on the conference please click on the link below:

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=880261

 

 

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