The Online Registration for both the 17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults and the Alzheimer’s Conference Pre-Conference Intensive is now live. This year’s conference is August 17-19, 2016 at the Natchez Convention Center. The pre-conference is August 16, 2016 at the Natchez Convention Center.
The purpose of the 17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults is to inform, educate and train all who are involved in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and psychiatric disorders. The conference provides a unique forum for professional interactions, networking, and one-on-one contact to discuss issues and ask those important questions to some of our state’s leaders. Click here for the brochure for the 17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Pre-Conference Intensive is a ½ day format that is designed primarily for Direct Care team members. For Direct Care employees, this session will explore how to make YOUR job easier, and how those you care for can have a better quality of life. One thing we will promise you is that you will walk away with information you can implement immediately, and you will not be bored learning it. Join us as we cover communication, understanding behaviors, and even how to have more joy during it all. Click here for the brochure for the Pre-Conference Intensive.
The keynote speakers for these events include Karen Stobbe, Kent Dean, and Linda Gholston and Heather Palmer.
Karen Stobbe has worked with persons with dementia for the past 20 years, including as a caregiver of both parents who had/have Alzheimer’s disease. She is the co-writer of the content and the scripts for CMS’s HAND in HAND Training Toolkit and contributed to the development of Dr. Al Power’s Dementia Beyond Disease curriculum. Stobbe developed In The Moment, a 6-week training program which uses creativity and theatre as training tools. Her book, entitled Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh, is also a two-person performance about Alzheimer’s disease, love and laughter, and has been performed to over 70 diverse audiences. She and her husband, Mondy Carter, reside in Asheville, NC.
Kent Dean is a True Colors Licensed Facilitator and a Personality Lingo Master Trainer. He has presented personality concepts to thousands of individuals over the past 17 years. He has applied the training in diverse industries, including advertising, healthcare, education, food services, government, athletics, engineering, construction, financial services and entertainment. He is also the internal trainer for the Bobby Cox Companies, his corporate employer. Kent attended Texas Tech University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance. He and his family reside in Weatherford, Texas.
Linda Gholston is the President and Administrator of Sanctuary Hospice. She has been working in healthcare for 35 years, focusing on team building, leadership issues and customer service. She brings a wealth of wisdom to the field of hospice care. Heather Palmer is the Community Educator/Marketer for Sanctuary Hospice. She has 20 years of experience in the field and has received many awards for her achievements.