Register now for the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Online Registration for the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults  is now live. This year’s conference is August 17-18, 2017 at the Natchez Convention Center.

The purpose of the 18th 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 a “mark your calendars” card to share with the others regarding the conference, and click here to view the full agenda for the event.

Registration is now available online, or you can click here for a printable registration brochure. Click here for a host and vendor packet. There is a new schedule this year, with vendor check-in beginning on Wednesday and the conference beginning on Thursday. The educational portion of this event is presented by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Planning forms for Continuing Education have been submitted in the following areas: Social Work (MSBOE), Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Continuing Medical Education, Counselor/LPC (NBCC), and DMH Credentials. Click here for complete CE information.

The keynote presentations for this year’s conference include:

  • Sarah Rowan, MA, East Carolina University, who will be speaking about ways to help persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cope effectively and thrive, as well as discussing culture change
  • Thomas Mosley, PhD, Louisiana State University, and Gwen Windham, MD, University of Mississippi, with a presentation titled “State-of-the-Art Diagnosis and Treatment for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – Illuminating the Causes and Prevention of Alzheimer’s: Population-Based Research in Mississippi”
  • Sarah Rowan, MA, East Carolina University, speaking again on topics that will include best practices for assisting people who live with dementia and recognizing the value of the gift of life stories of those who live with dementia
  • Janie Walters, MS, University of Southern Mississippi, whose presentation titled “Normal Is Gone And It Won’t Be Back!” describes the reality of life and work changes, discusses attitudes toward change, and defines perseverance and resiliency

Breakout sessions for the conference include:

  • Donna Evans, BSW, University of Memphis, in a presentation titled “Who is Caring for the Caregiver?”
  • Michelle Daniel, NHA, MHA, University of Memphis, and Cynthia Kelly, NHA, CEE, Eden Alternative, discussing the importance of continuing well-being for all involved with those living with dementia
  • Deborah Ferris, Shelby State Community College, and Melora Jackson, MS, CMHT, in a presentation titled “Music and Memory” focused on the concept of autobiographical music

Click here to register for the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults