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21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Aug 25-27, 2021

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21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

"Going the Distance: Advances in Research and Care"

Virtual Event Only | In-Person Event Canceled due to COVID
August 25-27, 2021

The goal of the 21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias is to inform, educate and train individuals in Mississippi and surrounding states who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. This year's conference, themed "Going the Distance: Advances in Research and Care," will provide insight into global trends in Alzheimer's and dementia research as well as advances in research in Mississippi. It will also focus on helpful strategies to prepare individuals and families to successfully navigate the caregiving journey.

A virtual, livestreamed attendance format will be offered. Additional pre-recorded, on-demand sessions will be available to all attendees to enhance continuing education credit opportunities.

Virtual attendees will be given access to a website with links to participate in the livestreamed sessions. They will also be given access to a website with links to the pre-recorded, on-demand sessions and provided the opportunity to visit with Exhibitors to learn about their products and services.

Who should attend?

Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nursing home administrators, mental health providers, activity professionals, students, seniors, and family caregivers.

* Opportunity to earn approximately 21 Continuing Education Hours.

Program objectives

  • Explore new research to promote healthy aging and identify new methods to predict, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Describe strategies to improve the coordination and delivery of care for individuals with neurocognitive and brain aging disorders
  • Discuss practical strategies to enhance quality of life and safety in the home for persons with dementia
  • Improve understanding of and response to patient and family caregiver needs