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 Memorial Learning Center, attendees will have a chance to hear from medical professionals from the Dale and Deborah Smith Alzheimer's Center for Research and Treatment and other institutions, department leaders at SIU Medicine, as well as other caregivers. This year, we'll explore the "Roadmap for Brain Health," designed to provide you resources for the journey ahead in caring for those with dementia and memory loss.

Opening remarks start at 9 a.m., check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. This conference is open to those in the community, while space is still available. There is no fee to register, but advanced registration is required to attend. — 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


8:00 am - 9:00 am
Check-in, light breakfast, visit exhibits

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Erin Hascup, PhD

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Overview of Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mehul Trivedi, PhD

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Genetics Counseling
Brook Croke, CGC

11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - Noon
Current Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research
Stephanie Kohlrus, BA, CCRP

Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch, visit exhibits

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stepping Up Exercise Demonstration
Lindsey Teefey

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Sleep and Dementia
Shelley Tischkau, PhD

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break, visit exhibits

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
End Stage, Palliative and Hospice Care
Julie Bobell, MBA

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Caregiver Panel Q&A