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20th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

August 21-23, 2019

Annual Conference

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20th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, the goal of the 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 “Don’t Stop Believing: A Journey Through the Continuum of Care,” will focus on helpful strategies to prepare individuals and families to successfully navigate the caregiving journey.

Conference topics will help families and professional caregivers improve health care delivery for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia in various care settings at every phase of the disease progression.  From promoting healthy aging to palliative care considerations, presentations in both the general and breakout session formats will provide practical solutions for care delivery and caregiver support. The conference will conclude on Friday with a humorous and inspirational presentation by Jill Connor Browne, founder of The Sweet Potato Queens, followed by an optional photo opportunity and book signing. 

Who should attend?

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

*Opportunity to earn approximately 16 continuing education hours

Program objectives

  • Describe strategies to improve the coordination and delivery of care for individuals with neurocognitive and brain aging disorders
  • Explore new research to promote healthy aging and identify new methods to predict, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Review multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment methodologies for older adults with cognitive decline and dementia
  • Discuss practical strategies to enhance quality of life for persons with dementia
  • Improve understanding of and response to patient and family caregiver needs

Location

BancorpSouth Conference Center and ArenaBancorpSouth Conference Center Arena
375 E. Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38804
(601) 984-1306