Alzheimer’s Association Educational Symposium — “Footprints in the Sand”Click to RSVP
Start DateAugust 17, 2007
The Alzheimer?s Association South Carolina Chapter is hosting an annual educational symposium, "Footprints in the Sand", for both caregivers and professionals on Friday, August 17, 8:30 AM ? 4:00 PM, at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue in Columbia, SC. The program includes:
? Mark Warner (architect and gerontologist) ? keynote presentation about what persons can do before, during and after a person with Alzheimer?s is discovered ?missing?.
? Teepa Snow (occupational therapist and master trainer) ? ?Follow in My Footsteps? workshop about Alzheimer?s communications and behaviors.
? Michael Mueller (Elder Law Attorney) ? ?Tide and Currents? workshop about Medicare, Medicaid, and elder-law legal updates.
? Ed Vess (Pharmacy consultant) ? ?Digging for Treasures? workshop about medications today and tomorrow.
? Nancy Pearce (MSW) ? ?Finding the Pearl in the Oyster?? workshop about discovering ways we can open ourselves and persons with dementia to meaningful connections at any stage of the disease.
? Keith Guest (MD, CMD) and Edna McClain (RN, MN) - ?A Sea of Information? workshop about understanding hospice appropriateness.
? Shirley E. Poduslo (MD) and Suzanne H. Smith (MD) ? ?Walking Together & Alone? workshop about the journey through the stages of Alzheimer?s disease.
? Jackie Farnell (LMT, Aromatherapist) ? ?Swept Away? workshop about aromatherapy for Alzheimer?s patients.
? Craig Maylath (MD) ? keynote presentation about the typical progression through the various stages of Alzheimer?s dementia with an emphasis on ways to maintain focus on the spirit and humanity of the patient.
Continuing education is approved for 5.25 clock hours of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC. In addition, profession-specific CEUs with varying clock hours are being provided for nursing with pharmacology content, social workers, counselors and therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and long term care administrators.
For registration information, please contact Adelle.Stanley@alz.org or call 1-800-636-3346 by Friday, August 3.