Annual Conference

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Conference Agenda - Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

8-9 a.m.Seated buffet breakfast, video scrapbook, award presentation and door prizes
* Award presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.

General sessions

9-10:30 a.m.

Panel discussion: "Men in Caregiving"

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Ron Mumbower, PhD, LMFT, moderator – Precise Neuroscience Specialist Treatment Center, Flowood, MS

Special guests - Steve Carroll, Maben, MS; and Robert E. Cummings, PhD, Jo Ann O'Quinn, PhD, Jonathan Scott and Warren Steele, PhD, all of Oxford, MS

  • Discuss the experience of family caregivers in providing care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Recognize challenges unique to male caregiving for female care partners.
  • Identify community resources for planning and psychosocial support in caregiving.
10:30-10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

"Humor and Laughter: Amazing Coping Mechanisms"

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Denise Lafferty, RN, BSN, moderator – Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, The MIND Center, UMMC, Jackson, MS

Jill Conner Browne – Founder of The Sweet Potato Queens®, Author and Philanthropist, Raymond, MS

  • Discuss the physiological benefit of humor and laughter in managing stress.
  • Identify strategies to implement creative approaches and critical thinking skills to problem-solving techniques.
  • Explore care strategies to foster creativity and self-preservation.
12:15-12:30 p.m.Closing remarks
12:30 p.m.

Conference concludes

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12:30 p.m.Optional: Book signing and photo opportunity with Jill Conner Browne