Junnell Sample 
Alzheimer's Association 
410.561.9099, ext. 222 


Friday April 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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DoubleTree by Hilton 
1726 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

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Alzheimer's Association Annual Dementia Conference:
Making Connections

8 – 8:30                Registration

8:30 – 9                Welcome

9 – 10                   Why Early Detection Matters – What Research is Telling Us                                                  Dean Hartley, PhD, Director of Science Initiatives, Medical and Scientific Relations,                                                  Alzheimer’s Association

10 – 11                 A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver
                              Mark K. Shriver, Author

11 – 11:15           Break

11:15 – 12:15     Morning Sessions

Session A. New Directions for Dementia Care in the Home
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing                                                                        
Recommended for health care professionals                                                     

 Session B. Having the Conversation About Driving
Jane Crye, OTR/L, Sinai Hospital
Recommended for people with dementia and caregivers

Session C. Step by Step: Stages of Caregiving
Ann S. Morrison, PhD, RN 
Recommended for caregivers

12:15 – 1:30        Lunch with Alzheimer's Association volunteer recognition

1:30 – 2:30          Afternoon Sessions

Session A. Tools and Procedures for Assessing Alzheimer's Disease
Michael Ankrom, MD, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Mary Faith Ferretto, LCSW-C, Ferretto Eldercare                                              
Recommended for health care professionals      

Session B. Navigating the Road Ahead: Legal and Financial Planning                                    
Michael C. Hodes, Michael Hodes, L.L.C.
Recommended for caregivers 

Session C. Talking the Talk: Utilizing Time with Health Care Professionals
Ernestine Wright, MD, Medical Director, Stella Maris
Recommended for people with dementia and caregivers

2:30 – 2:45          Break

2:45 – 3:45          Promoting Physical and Functional Activities for Older Adults with Dementia
                               Elizabeth M. Galik, CRNP, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

3:45 – 4                Closing