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

Postponed until 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"

Postponed until Aug. 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.

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 hospice and 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 an inspirational presentation by Marshall Ramsey, two-time Pulitzer Finalist, author, speaker, radio host, and syndicated editorial cartoonist.

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 17 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

Location

Front view of Hilton Jackson.jpgHilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. County Line Road
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 957-2800