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Caregiver Symposium on November 3

Updated: Dec 20, 2018

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On November 3, the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting the Fall Caregiver Symposium in Fort Wayne (the same symposium will also be held in Merrillville on November 2). These symposiums are designed to educate both family and professional caregivers who would like to enhance their knowledge of Alzheimer’s and their caregiving skills. The event will be held at the following time and location:

Friday, November 3, 2017 FORT WAYNE Holiday Inn IPFW 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46825

The keynote speakers for this conference will be Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin. They are dementia advocates and former caregivers. Through sharing their message of finding hope and creativity through the dementia journey, Deborah and Ron have connected with care partners from around the world. They have performed internationally and across the U.S. at dementia symposiums, caregiver conferences, and spiritual centers. Deborah’s latest book Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together contains dozens of interviews of innovators worldwide and features hundreds of meaningful ways to stay connected and engaged. You will have the opportunity to purchase this book at the symposium.

The schedule will be as follows:

8:15-9:00            Conference check-in and Exhibit Hall opening

9:00-9:10            Welcome

9:10-10:40          “Connecting in the Land of Dementia” – Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin

10:40-11:00        Break

11:00-12:00        Regional expert – Marcia Krach, RD on eating and nutrition issues

12:00-1:00          Lunch

1:00-1:45            “Love in the Land of Dementia” – Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin

1:45-2:30            “Caregiver Roles and Reactions” – Alzheimer’s Association Staff

For social workers and health care facility administrators, 3.5 CEUs are available for attending the entire conference. For other professionals, a certificate of attendance will be available. Those seeking CEU credit must bring their license number to the conference. Certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the conference.

Professionals must attend the entire conference in order to receive CEUs or a certificate.

Advance registration is required for this event and may be done so online or by calling the 24/7 line at 1-800-272-3900. Registration will close on October 29 and no registrations will be accepted after October 29. There is a $40 registration fee for family members and a $70 registration fee for professionals. Lunch, break service, and handouts are all included.

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