Our exciting panel of national speakers bring different dementia perspectives for the caregiver to ponder. Starting with neurologist and author Dr. Daniel Potts‘ explanation of dementia and ways to bolster personhood through expressive arts, to learn what life is like after a dementia diagnosis from International Advocate Brian LeBlanc. Author, Ellen Potts will talk about decision making along the caregiver journey, followed by a screening of the film produced by Dr. Potts entitled, “Do You Know Me Now?”. After lunch, author and songwriter Don Wendorf, PsyD, will soothe the caregiver’s soul with his lyrics and poetry. Finally, founder of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s, and HelpStampOUTAlzheimer’s FaceBook community, Lynda Everman will teach us how to turn our caregiving experience into advocacy for better care, prevention, and a cure on a national level.
Books from the speakers will be available for purchase.
The Area Agency on Aging, Dementia Friendly Alabama, AARP, and Covenant Care will have materials on hand to share. Coffee and breakfast snacks are provided by AARP and lunch by Covenant Care and Atria. There is no cost for the conference or food.
There are no CEU’s provided at this conference.