Dementia caregiving conference set Oct. 25
JUNEAU -- The Dodge County Dementia Caregiving Conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Henry Dodge Office Building, 199 County Highway DF, Juneau, under the theme “A Roadmap to a Stronger Tomorrow.”
The event will feature keynote, panel and workshop speakers on dementia-related topics throughout the day as well as exhibitors, a light continental breakfast and lunch.
A summary of the guest speakers, topics and times are as follows:
-- Dr. Susan H. McFadden, professor emerita of psychology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, “Dementia Friendly Communities and Memory Cafés,” 9-10:30 a.m.
-- John Holloway, supervisor for the Division of Motor Vehicles’ medical review and fitness unit, “Driving and Dementia,” 10:45-11:45 a.m.
-- Dacy Reimer, board-certified nurse practitioner, “Parkinson’s and Dementia,” 10:45-11:45 a.m.
-- Dawn Koceja, access and inclusion coordinator, Milwaukee Public Museum, “Engagement Through Objects and Conversation,” noon-12:30 p.m.
-- Jody Krainer, dementia diagnostic clinic network manager, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, “Down Syndrome and Dementia,” 12:45-1:45 p.m.
-- Alyssa Nickodem, Dodge and Fond du Lac counties community outreach coordinator, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, “Know the 10 Signs,” 12:45-1:45 p.m.
-- Jessica Trudell, managing attorney, Guardianship Support Center, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, “POAs, Living Wills and Guardianships,” 12:45-1:45 p.m.
-- Dr. Diane M. Mosnik, clinical neuropsychologist, “Different Types of Dementia,” 2-3 p.m.
-- Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber, “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver,” 2-3 p.m.
To register for the conference, go online to alz.org/sewi/events or call 800-272-3900. Registration deadline is Oct. 18.