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Register Now imageWe are utilizing a virtual conference software to improve the experience for our speakers, our sponsors and, most of all, you the attendees.  Below is the schedule for the speakers. To get the full details and to register, click here.  You will be asked to register with Whova, the conference software one time. Then you can visit the conference site as often as you want to attend the presentations, to visit a sponsor’s page or to attend a special MeetUp.

October 29, 2020

11:45 Welcome   12:00 Speaker   1:00 Q&A (AZ/Pacific Time)

Elaine Poker Yount

Understanding What’s Happening
in the Brain

Having a basic grasp of the way a brain diagnosed with dementia functions, it’s easier for us to see options for handling everyday tasks more successfully.

November 5, 2020

11:45 Welcome   12:00 Speaker   1:00 Q&A (AZ/Mountain Time)

Michelle Cornelius & Shelly Drews

Skills to Facilitate Everyday Tasks

Michelle and Shelly will roleplay several ways to handle daily situations, demonstrating how different approaches can produce less stress and better outcomes.

November 12, 2020
3 Sessions

9:45 am  11:45 am   1:45 pm (AZ/Mountain Time)

9:45 Welcome   10:00 Speaker   11:00 Q&A (AZ/Mountain Time)

Joan Marlow

Tackling Loneliness & Isolation in Today’s World

By themselves, Isolation and Loneliness are tough to handle when caring for a person living with dementia; together they create havoc.  COVID-19 has upped the ante related to their impact on your health and well-being.   Take a deep breath!!  Help is on the way!  Join in to reflect upon the present and learn practical tips, techniques and practices to create a better tomorrow.  Discover why Self-Care is ALWAYS the answer.

11:45 Welcome   12:00 Speaker   1:00 Q&A (AZ/Mountain Time)

Jan Dougherty, RN

Essential Tips for Safe Travel & Visits

Connection to family and friends is essential to living well with dementia. Learn successful strategies for safe visits and travel.

1:45 Welcome   2:00 Speaker   3:00 Q&A (AZ/Mountain Time)

Steve Dabbs & John Null

Funding Your Long-term Care Needs

Proper proactive planning is critical to your financial well-being. Steve and John will outline Veterans’ benefits, long-term care insurance, Medicate and Medicaid to help you determine your options.

November 19, 2020

11:45 Welcome   12:00 Speaker   1:00 Q&A

Dr. Maribeth Gallagher

Keynote Speaker

Palliative Dementia Care – Focusing on What Matters Most

Dementia care partners often struggle to successfully navigate common challenges that arise as the person living with dementia experiences disease progression. Palliative dementia care offers education and support to customize approaches that align with the person’s goals of care, maximize comfort in body/mind/spirit and optimize quality of life.