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2018 Memory Loss Conference

Synchronizing Science & Support

The Memory Loss Conference synchronizes science and support by bringing the latest information on research, treatment, care and quality of life for persons with dementia and their care partners.

Provided through support from the King’s Daughters Organization and brought to you by SIU Medicine, Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.

Agenda — Friday, October 5th

7:30 ‐ 8:30 Registration, light breakfast

8:30 ‐ 8:45 Opening remarks

8:45 ‐ 9:15 Session 1 ‐ Medications to Treat Alzheimer’s, Tom Ala, MD
(Ala Handout Note View)

9:15 ‐ 10:15 Session 2 ‐ Positive Approach™ to Care Part 1, Beth Nolan, PhD
(Nolan Handout Presentation View / Nolan Handout Note View)

10:15 ‐ 10:30 Break

10:30 ‐ 12:00 Session 3 ‐ Positive Approach™ to Care Part 2, Beth Nolan, PhD

12:00 ‐ 12:45 Lunch

12:45 ‐ 1:15 Session 4 ‐ Driving and Demenia in Illinois, Ann Jirmasek, MA
(Jirmasek Handout Note View / Medical Report Form)

1:15 ‐ 1:45 Session 5 ‐ Advance Directives in Illinois, Orlinda Speckhart, LCSW
(Speckhart Handout Note View / Advanced Directives Forms)

1:44 ‐ 2:00 Break

2:00 ‐ 4:00 Session 6 ‐ Positive Approach™ to Care Part 3, Beth Nolan, PhD

4:30 ‐ 6:00 Reception Celebrating a New Partnership ‐ Taking Alzheimer’s Care Beyond the Medical Center


Free Pre and Post Education for Patients and Families
For Family, Friends, Care Partners and Persons with Early‐Stage Memory Loss


Thursday October 4, 2018 6‐8pm Public Event
Understanding Dementia: A Positive Approach Using What We Know

Saturday October 6, 2018 9‐12pm Family Event
Living in the Moment: Seeing GEMS Instead of Disease

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 South Walnut, Springfield, Illinois