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21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Aug 25-27, 2021

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21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

"Going the Distance: Advances in Research and Care"

Hilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center | Jackson, MS
August 25-27, 2021

The goal of the 21st Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias is to inform, educate and train individuals in Mississippi and surrounding states who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. This year's conference, themed "Going the Distance: Advances in Research and Care," will provide insight into global trends in Alzheimer's and dementia research as well as advances in research in Mississippi. It will also focus on helpful strategies to prepare individuals and families to successfully navigate the caregiving journey.

The Conference Planning Team acknowledges the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has levied on delivering in-person professional education. To ensure the safety of our attendees and provide flexible options for those who are unable to travel at this time, a limited, in-person attendance format will be offered as well as a virtual, livestreamed option. Additional pre-recorded, on-demand sessions will be available to all attendees to enhance continuing education credit opportunities.

The in-person conference option will be held at the Hilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Jackson, Mississippi and "virtual" attendees will be given access to a website with links to participate in the livestreamed sessions. Both "in-person" and 'virtual" attendees will be given access to a website with links to the pre-recorded, on-demand sessions and provided the opportunity to visit with Exhibitors either in-person or in virtual exhibit rooms to learn about their products and services.

Who should attend?

Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nursing home administrators, mental health providers, activity professionals, students, seniors, and family caregivers.

* Opportunity to earn approximately 21 Continuing Education Hours.

Program objectives

  • Explore new research to promote healthy aging and identify new methods to predict, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Describe strategies to improve the coordination and delivery of care for individuals with neurocognitive and brain aging disorders
  • Discuss practical strategies to enhance quality of life and safety in the home for persons with dementia
  • Improve understanding of and response to patient and family caregiver needs

Location

Front view of Hilton Jackson.jpgHilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. County Line Road
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 957-2800