Registration is now open for “Meeting of the Minds,” the third annual dementia conference presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter. The event will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday May 18 in the DoubleTree by Hilton at 455 S. Broadway in Tarrytown.
The conference is for people with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers, professionals, service providers and people who are fluent in Spanish. Some social work continuing education credits will be available for attendees.
The meeting will feature two keynote speakers, Peter Rabins, co-author of “The 36-Hour Day” and co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Mary Sano, director of the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Rabins will speak on the topic, “Dementia 2017: what caregivers can do now.” Asano will give a research update with her talk, “In search of a cure and prevention: Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials.”
The conference will also feature morning and afternoon breakout sessions on essential legal documents for families facing dementia, nurturing practices for caregivers and health professionals, treating behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s, paying for long-term care, advocacy, creative arts activity planning and making patient care safer. Spanish-language breakout sessions will also be offered.
For more information, call 800-272-3900 or 914-253-6860. Sponsorships are also available by contacting Beth Jabick at email@example.com or 914-253-6860.
The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter has regional offices in Middletown, New City, Poughkeepsie and Purchase.