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Updates on Dementia Conference: Translating Research Into Practice

Tailored to professionals, nationally- and internationally-renowned researchers and clinicians present the latest research in the biological, social, psychological, and cultural aspects of aging and dementia with particular emphasis on practical applications. 

2018 Featured Presentations

Advance Directives for Dementia: Meeting a Unique Challenge
Since Dr. Barak Gaster’s work was featured in the NY Times mid-January this year, his dementia-specific advance directive has been downloaded more than 38,000 times with several hundred more downloads per day still going. His article led to interviews with Seattle Public radio, Seattle local TV, and the national NPR show, “On Point.”  In Dr. Gaster’s presentation, he will highlight the shortcomings of standard advance directives when it comes to dementia, and how to take a dementia-specific approach.   

Mental Health Issues and Cognitive Impairment (Panel)

  • Sherry A. Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP, will describe the latest empirical support linking cognitive impairment with anxiety in older adults and summarize the evidence base for treating late-life anxiety in the presence of cognitive dysfunction. 
  • Jay S. Luxenberg, MD, FACP, AGSF, will describe the multiple intersections between depression and dementia – that is, depression as a risk factor for dementia, depression as a premonitory symptom of dementia, depression as one of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and depression as a potentially treatable cause of dementia symptoms (pseudo-dementia). He will also discuss the association between antidepressant drugs and the development of dementia, and the evidence for efficacy of antidepressant drugs in persons with dementia.
  • Alexandra Morris, MA, will describe some of the challenges of symptom management in individuals with a comorbid diagnosis of dementia and a mental health disorder, and discuss better practices for supporting these individuals and their families.

The Alzheimer’s Association Evidence-Based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations
Beth Kallmyer, MSW, will present on the 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, which were developed to better define quality care across all care settings and throughout the disease course. They are intended for professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families in residential and community based care settings. The Practice Recommendations are published as a February 2018 supplement to The Gerontologist.  Find out more at https://alz.org/dementia-care-practice-recommendations/

Other Presentations Not to Miss!

Dementia 2018: Where are We, and What’s on the Horizon? 
Howard J. Rosen, MD
Mental Health and Caregiving: Reciprocal Influences for Familial Caregivers and Those in Their Care
Robert W. Levenson, PhD

The Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Evidence-Based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations 
Beth Kallmyer, MSW
Estate and Long Term Care Planning
Matthew C. O’Donnell, Esq.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees – Early Bird Prices – until Monday, April 9th.
$90 General Registration 
$70 VA Employee (including retired)  –  Limited VA Registration
$50 Seniors (age 65+)
$50 Students (with ID)

Registration Fees – Prices go up Tuesday, April 10th. 
$100 General Registration
$80 VA Employee (including retired)  –  Limited VA Registration
$55 Seniors (age 65+)
$55 Students (with ID)

May 10, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM (Pacific)

Location: Updates on Dementia Conference: Translating Research Into Practice
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard 
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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