Dementia: current trends and future directions at the Ventura Marriott

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic affecting more than 5 million Americans today and as many as 16 million by 2050. To better inform the public about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Chapter will be hosting its sixth annual conference, “Dementia: Current Trends & Future Directions.” The all-day event will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Ventura Marriott. Thursday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers include distinguished professionals in their fields, including:

  • Cordula Dick-Muehlke, PhD, Consultant in Aging and Dementia for Cordula Cares
  • James A. Hendrix, PhD, Director of Global Science Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Heather McKay, MS, OT/L, Dementia Care Specialist for Partnership for Health
  • Alexandra Morris, Professional Training Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Brock Travis, PhD, Meditation Instructor and Spiritual Counselor

The day will include workshops and presentations, covering the three stages of dementia, with topics on treating and supporting those with dementia, understanding dementia behaviors, communicating for caregivers, and updates on Alzheimer’s research.

Six continuing education units (CEUs) will be granted for professional attendees.

  • BRN number: 10424
  • CNA/HHA: 6094 (pending)
  • LCSW/LMFT: 1121
  • RN/LVN: CEP12415
  • RCFE: 2000072-740-2 (pending)

Registration is available at https://goo.gl/AFqNvB. registration closes May 30. For all questions and comments, please contact Donna Beal, MPH, MCHES at 892.4259 ext. 107 or dbeal@alz.org.

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