Rhinelander hosts Alzheimer?s Association conference
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Regional Fall Education Conference is Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Northwoods Banquet Center.
This year’s conference features several speakers, including Judy Berry who shares her expertise as a dementia care consultant and speaker. She teaches professional and family caregivers how to communicate effectively, validate feelings and meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs of persons with dementia. She is nationally recognized for her innovations and successes in the provision of specialized dementia care for persons with dementia and a history of challenging/aggressive behavior.
The afternoon features Amy Panosh, ombudsman with the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care. She has dedicated many years to advocating for older adults who receive care in any licensed facility and for those who are served by Family Care or the Community Options Program.
To close the afternoon, Geri Heppe, with a master’s degree in gerontology from UW-Madison, will speak on “If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry.” Heppe was part of the team that opened the first assisted living facility in Wisconsin and implemented the first ‘aging-in-place’ retirement community in the Midwest.
Registration is available online at www.alz.org/gwwi or call 715.362.7779. Deadline is Oct. 20.