Registration open for Rocky Mountain Dementia Conference
An estimated 750 medical professionals, persons living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and early dementia, unpaid and professional caregivers will gather on Monday, April 29, for the 30th annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia, hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is now open for the one-day conference, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver.
The current state of research to develop a prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s will be the focus of opening keynote speaker Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer, director of Scientific Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association. The author of “Tears in My Gumbo, The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience,” Nadine Roberts Cornish, will be the closing keynote speaker. Cornish is founder of The Caregiver’s Guardian, a consultation and support services agency for family caregivers. Her journey began 25 years ago when she became caregiver to her mother, who suffered from a brain tumor, stroke, vascular dementia and breast cancer. The conference will include a broad spectrum of sessions, including:
- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Navigating the Confusion and Heartache of Dementia Care at the End of Life
- Resilience Strategies for Activities of Daily Living
- Nutritional Support for Caregivers
- Discussing Future Planning in Dementia – Promises and Pitfalls
- Humor and Caregiving
- Strategies to Support Changes in Language and Behavior during the Early States of Dementia
- Safety Panel Topics: Guns, Driving, and Home Safety
- The Joy of Dementia – an improvisational play workshop
To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia, or to register, click here or call the free Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for the more than 71,000 Coloradans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers. Through its statewide network of offices, the Alzheimer’s Association offers education, counseling, support groups and a 24-hour Helpline at no charge to families. In addition, contributions help fund advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families on related legislative issues, and with health and long-term care providers. For information call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 bilingual Helpline at 800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/co.