The Brain Aging Conference - Community Day is open to the public, providing the latest information on research, treatment, care and quality of life for persons with dementia and their care partners. Hosted at the scenic Erin's Pavilion at Southwind Park, attendees will have a chance to hear from medical professionals at the Dale and Deborah Smith Alzheimer's Center for Research and Treatment, department leaders at SIU Medicine, as well as other caregivers.

Opening remarks start at 9 a.m., check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required to attend the event - you can find the link to register for free through the button above. For more information on the conference, please call 217.545.7204 or email care@siumed.edu.

The following agenda will be updated as it becomes available.

Agenda

Introduction and Opening Remarks
Erin Hascup, PhD
Director, Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine

Normal Cognitive Aging in the SIU Longitudinal Cognitive Aging Study
Mehul Trivedi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, SIU School of Medicine

MIND Diet for Dementia
Charlyn Fargo Ware, MS, RD, LDN
Curriculum Development Specialist, Department of Medical Education, SIU School of Medicine

Stacy Sattovia, MD, MBA
SIU School of Medicine

Pharmacological Treatment:  FDA-Approved Drugs and Dietary Supplements
Tom Ala, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, SIU School of Medicine

Use It or Lose It – The Role of Brain Exercises
Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN
Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine

Legal Planning
Ben Brown, JD
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Update on Research at Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
Barbara Lokaitis, BA, CCRP
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Center for Clinical Research, SIU School of Medicine

ALSO

Beyond the Medical Center Programs

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Caregivers Panel Question and Answers