Alzheimer’s educational conference is March 29

On March 29, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area will host its 24th annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia, featuring Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.
Snow will be the presenter for conference, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel atrium. A recognized professional, seasoned by deep personal insight, Snow has more than 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, complemented by having provided care to family members with dementia.
In addition, Snow has provided interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Topics will include “Why do They do That?,” “Understanding Symp-toms and Behaviors in Dementia,” “Sexuality and Intimacy — It’s Time to Talk About It,” Learning the Art of Being an Advocate & Partner — Not an Adversary or a Boss and Not Giving Up,” and “Helping When Someone Has Young Onset Dementia.”
The conference will provide a large group of caregivers and healthcare professionals going through similar difficulties with opportunities to network and gather information from local resources in dementia care. The general public is also invited to attend.
Pre-registration is available online at www.alzbr.org. The fee for family caregivers and general public is $40. The cost for healthcare professionals is $125.
For information, contact Kristi Mellion at 225-334-7494/800-548-1211, or email coordinator@alzbr.org.

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