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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"

August 25-27, 2021
Hilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Limited in-person attendance and virtual attendance options available.

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. We are hopeful that mitigation efforts over the past year and recent vaccinations will allow us to safely host a conference with limited in-person attendance this summer. Our Conference Planners have derived various attendance options for this year’s conference including a limited in-person attendance format, a virtual attendance format, and a hybrid format with in-person learning and virtual options including on-demand prerecorded sessions. The in-person conference option will be held at the Hilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Jackson, MS. Registration information will be posted soon.

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.

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