A Map Through the Maze
Conference for Alzheimer and Dementia Care Providers
A Map Through the Maze, a practical based Alzheimer’s and dementia care conference, offers professionals a unique opportunity to learn current and cutting edge information on a wide range of Alzheimer’s related care topics including meaningful engagement, the latest on treatment and medications, research updates, communication tips, managing dementia related behaviors, hands on care techniques and much more. With 30 breakout sessions offered, there is something for everyone.
Whether you work in long-term care, an assisted living facility, adult day health, home care agency, hospice care, acute care setting, are self-employed, new to this field or a seasoned professional, this conference will provide practical information directly related to your work. It is a great opportunity to network with over 800 professionals in the Alzheimer’s care field while learning new techniques and approaches to care.
Sound of Silence: Ending the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease
For many individuals, sharing their diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be frightening and overwhelming. Ageism, fear of memory loss, loss of self, and assumptions about the disease are among the many factors that stigmatize persons living with Alzheimer’s.
This presentation invites participants to think anew about Alzheimer’s disease and to discuss it in ways that recognize a person’s strengths, dignity, and stories. The use of positive language combined with emphasizing what a person is still able to do versus what he or she can no longer do, can have a significant positive impact on an individual’s quality of life. Attendees will gain a better understanding on how to support the “personhood” of individuals living with dementia.
Dr. Susan Wehry
Dr. Susan Wehry is Chief of Geriatrics at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Wehry was appointed Vermont’s Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). During her tenure as Commissioner, Vermont placed first in America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation for senior health. In 2015, Dr. Wehry represented Vermont at the White House Conference on Aging.
Dr. Wehry has lectured extensively on a variety of topics, including biomedical ethics and has inspired policymakers, care partners and human service professionals across the United States. As the author of Oasis 2.0, an interdisciplinary person-centered approach training for the long-term care workforce, she has helped transform dementia care across the country.
Seven Hills Foundation ASPiRE!
Athena Health Care Systems
Traditions Home Health Services
HouseWorks Home Care