The Online Registration for both the 16th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults and the Alzheimer’s Conference Pre-Conference Intensive is now live. Registration information is available online.
Click here for the brochure for the 16th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Click here for the brochure for the Pre-Conference Intensive.
New this year is the Alzheimer’s Conference Pre-Conference Intensive. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS. The Pre-Conference Intensive is a ½ day format that will focus primarily on Early Detection and Screening for Dementia in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Planning forms for continuing education have been submitted. Target audience for the Pre-Conference is primarily professionals working with individuals with ID/D and community service providers. To register online: www.regonline.com/msalzprecon2015.
The 16th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults will be held August 19 – 21, 2015 at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS and will follow a similar format to years past. To register online: www.regonline.com/msalzconference2015.
Award Winning “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” Documentary to screen
at historic MSU Riley Center
August 6, 2015 (Jackson, Miss.) – In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. What he thought would last for only five weeks instead went for 151 spectacular, sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half.
What made this tour extraordinary was that Campbell had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The results of this unprecedented tour are on display in “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me,” a documentary of this amazing journey. The film will be shown in its entirety on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian.
Campbell had been told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, he and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a farewell tour. The film documents their attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.
The film showing in Meridian will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the healthcare community, Alzheimer’s day programs, the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Division of Alzheimer’s.
“We are thrilled to bring the film, “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” to the greater Meridian area,” said Kathy Van Cleave, Director of the Division of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. “The Campbell family is to be commended for sharing their life in such a vulnerable way.”
“This film will certainly spark conversation and will open opportunities to lend support to those in caregiving roles.”
This opportunity is being brought to Meridian through the partnership of several entities, including the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, the University of Mississippi MIND Center, Weems Community Mental Health Center, Footprints Adult Day Services, and the Independent Nursing Home Association.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved by calling 601-696-2213.