Caddell Alzheimer's Conference
The conference is designed for family caregivers, nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors, nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, certified nursing assistants, activity professionals, and the general public.
PRESENTERS FOR THE 2017 CADDELL CONFERENCE
Daniel C. Potts
Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN is a neurologist, author,educator and champion of those with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia and their caregivers. On staff at Tuscaloosa, AL Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Potts is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and was chosen as AAN 2008 Advocate of the Year for his work promoting art and storytelling to enhance quality of life in those with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia.
Do You Know Me Now?, a new short documentary from Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, takes a novel look at what it means to be a person with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia still very much alive and possessing unique traits upon which relationships may be built, and through which the world can be meaningfully engaged.
Don Wendorf, Psy.D. is a retired psychologist and marriage & family therapist, who practiced over 40 years, specializing in marriage therapy. He retired in 2013 to be the full-time caregiver for his increasingly stroke-disabled wife Susan, after taking care of her and working for 15 years. She passed away in March 2014. He also helped to take care of his mother-in-law (cancer), father (Parkinson’s) and mother (Alzheimer’s). Don has been a professional musician since his high school days.
Expressive Arts & Emotional Self-Care for Caregiving
Don will talk about Alzheimer’s and other dementias; the power of expressive, creative arts; and his caregiving story and emotional journey. He will perform some of his original songs during the presentation.
Lynda Everman has spent most of her adult life - 24 years - as a caregiver, first for her mom who was paralyzed by a stroke and later died from complications of diabetes, then for her dad who, in 1994, showed symptoms of vascular dementia, and finally for her husband who was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in 1997 and passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012. It was because of these experiences, especially those related to the relentless individual and societal toll of dementia that Lynda was called into advocacy for increased awareness, better treatment, prevention, and a cure.
The Voice: Advocating for Your Loved One
Drawing upon her personal experience as a caregiver for her late father and husband and founding member of 3 national networks, Lynda will discuss how caregivers can effectively advocate for our loved ones and how this experience can transition to advocating for much needed change to advance the goals of better care, prevention, and cure on a national level.
Connie Glass is with the Elder Law Firm of Connie Glass, P. C., in Huntsville, Alabama. The Elder Law Firm opened in 1997 and is committed to exclusively serving the legal needs of persons over the age of fifty. Ms. Glass is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, and is one of only three certified Elder Law Attorneys in Alabama.
Long-Term Care Planning
Part of successful aging is a result of planning ahead and having control of your affairs. Asset preservation and management during your lifetime is just as important as how those assets will be distributed at your death. Most people do not realize the high cost of full time care nor do they realize that they generally do not have insurance to cover the costs of this type of care. This seminar will include a discussion of the documents needed for a complete estate plan, and options available to preserve and manage assets for long-term care planning.
Nicholas Cochran, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Richard Myers, PhD, president, science director and faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha. Cochran investigates the genetic risk factors or causes of neurological diseases. He earned his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in September 2015 and joined the Myers Lab at HudsonAlpha in early 2016.
Rita A. Jablonski
Rita A. Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, FAAN blends clinical research with clinical practice, offering persons with dementia and their caregivers the best of both worlds. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, a Scientist in UAB’s Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, and has a courtesy appointment in the School of Dentistry. She maintains a clinical practice in the Memory Disorders Clinic. Dr. Jablonski-Jaudon is an established researcher who has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Brookdale Foundation, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, she teaches nurses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.
“If Only Someone Had Told Me:” Practical and Proven Methods for Handling Dementia-Related Behaviors
Formal and informal caregivers of persons with dementia encounter challenging behaviors such as refusals, false beliefs, agitation, and repetitiveness. Dr. Jablonski-Jaudon will explain how changes in the brain contribute to many of these behaviors. She will also describe concrete ways to to prevent and lessen these behaviors. Many of her methods were developed from a combination of her research findings and her clinical practice in the Memory Disorders Clinic. Dr. Jablonski-Jaudon will also explain the pros and cons of specific medications often prescribed to persons with dementia who present with behavioral challenges.
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Continuing Education Credit for Professionals.
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The 14th Annual Lucy & John Caddell Alzheimer's Conference was July 26, 2016 in Decatur Alabama.
Highlights from the 2016 Conference
Positive Approach™ to Care
“Teepa was amazing! I cannot wait to utilize these tools at work and with my family.”
George Cadogan Morgan, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
“Really liked Dr. Morgan, learned a lot.”
“Both Teepa and Dr. Morgan were very entertaining, engaging and provided great information.”
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Care Patrol and Senior Directory
- Hospice of North Alabama
- The Terrace at Priceville
- Westminster Assisted Living and Memory Care
- Community Action Partnership of North Alabama
- Home Instead Senior Care
- Hospice of the Valley
- Oxford Health Care
- Genesis, River City Center
Congratulations to Ronda Martin for having the winning bid for the Purple Ribbon Quilt! And thank you to the Quilt Lovers Quilt Guild for donating the quilt.
Angie Speegle presents the Purple Ribbon Quilt to Ronda Martin