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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

 

Program Schedule

Day 1 Schedule:  May 3rd 2022- Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI

9:00am -10:00 am

Registration and Check in/ Light Refreshments/Visit Vendor Tables

10:00am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks: Thank you to our Sponsors (Grand Ballroom)

Donna McGowan, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Putting our Dollars to Work: Providing Resources and Supports for People Living with Dementia in RI 

Moderator: David R. Carlin, Director of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

Victoria Parker, BS / Dana McCants Derisier, MS / Laurie G Mantz, OTR CADDCT

This collaborative presentation including individuals from RI Department of Health, Office of Healthy Aging, and CareLink will discuss funding that has been received in Rhode Island to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and their caregivers. Each organization will share similar and unique initiatives that can directly benefit conference attendees.

11:15am - 11:30 am

Break

Caregiver Track
Grand Ballroom

11:30 am - 12:30 am

Understanding and Managing Behaviors While Caring for Persons with Dementia- Stephanie Giangrande Culhane

Explore common behavioral issues that person's with dementia may display and the many of the reasons for these behaviors. Information and suggested resources will be provided to navigate their journey.

12:30pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in the Grand Ballroom

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

The Unexpected Journey: My Loved One has Young Onset Dementia

Moderator : Jodi DiRaimo, MS,   

Hear from caregivers personally what has been the joys, challenges and personal experiences caring for a loved who was diagnosed with dementia before age 65.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30pm - 3:30 pm

Using the 4Ms to Organize Older Adult Care- Moderator: Julio Defillo-Draiby, MD, MBA

Learn what it means to be Age-Friendly. Become aware of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the “4Ms,” to all older adults in your system: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.

2:30pm - 3:30 pm

3:45pm - 4:30 pm

Professional Track
Smaller Ballroom

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Differentiating Dementia Disorders

Chuang Kuo-Wu, MD, PhD

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in the Grand Ballroom

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Strength Based Model of Care- Colin Burns, NP

An introduction to Strengths-Based Therapy with a focus on its application to dementia.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Therapy Approaches to Coordinated Care for Clients with Dementia

Laurie Mantz, OTR, CADDCT and Stephen Paul

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

3:45pm - 4:30 pm

Day 2 Schedule:  May 4th 2022- Virtual Presentation via Zoom

10:00am - 10:30 am

Opening Remarks: Thank you to our Sponsors

Donna McGowan, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

Keynote Address: Choosing to Care

Amy Goyer, National AARP Columnist, Author and Caregiver

Join Amy Goyer, AARP’s Family and Caregiving Expert and author of “Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving”, as she relates her inspirational personal family caregiving journey, including caring for her father who had Alzheimer's and lived with her for six years. She'll share how she found strength and resilience while savoring the humorous and joyful moments along the way.

10:30am - 11:30 am

Day 1 Schedule:  May 3rd 2022- Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI

9:00am -10:00 am

Registration and Check in/ Light Refreshments/Visit Vendor Tables

10:00am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks: Thank you to our Sponsors (Grand Ballroom)

Donna McGowan, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Putting our Dollars to Work: Providing Resources and Supports for People Living with Dementia in RI 

Moderator: David R. Carlin, Director of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

Victoria Parker, BS / Dana McCants Derisier, MS / Laurie G Mantz, OTR CADDCT

This collaborative presentation including individuals from RI Department of Health, Office of Healthy Aging, and CareLink will discuss funding that has been received in Rhode Island to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and their caregivers. Each organization will share similar and unique initiatives that can directly benefit conference attendees.

11:15am - 11:30 am

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

Caregiver Track
Grand Ballroom

11:30 am - 12:30 am

The Unexpected Journey: My Loved One has Young Onset Dementia

Moderator : Jodi DiRaimo, MS 

Hear from caregivers personally what has been the joys, challenges and personal experiences caring for a loved who was diagnosed with dementia before age 65.

12:30pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch/Visit Vendor Tables

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Understanding and Managing Behaviors While Caring for Persons with Dementia- Stephanie Giangrande Culhane, BA

Explore common behavioral issues that person's with dementia may display and the many of the reasons for these behaviors. Information and suggested resources will be provided to navigate their journey.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

2:30pm - 3:30 pm

Keeping the Person in Personal Care

Patty O’Brian, BS, CDP

Lets focus on tips and techniques for providing personal care to an individual with dementia.

The focus will be to identify best practices for providing assistance with personal care.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

3:45pm - 4:30 pm

Meditation for Caregivers and Professionals- PLAZA BALLROOM

Kate Hawley, BA

Join Kate from Shri Yoga for a discussion and guided meditation geared towards caregivers. Kate will discuss the benefits of yoga and meditation on overall brain health and lead you through a chair guided meditation.

Professional Track
Plaza Ballroom

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Differentiating Dementia Disorders

Chuang Kuo-Wu, MD, PhD

This session will provide an overview of the different manifestations of dementia like vascular dementia and Alzheimer's Dementia An overall understanding on the approaches to management, treatments and care approaches will be explored.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch/Visit Vendor Tables

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Therapy Approaches to Coordinated Care for Clients with Dementia

Laurie Mantz, OTR, CADDCT and Stephen Paull, OTR/L

Utilizing standardized assessments, Rehab approaches can implement programs that can improve the quality of life for those living with dementia, and their caregivers. This presentation will discuss the importance of including these modalities in the Care Plan for the person with dementia

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strength Based Model of Care

Colin Burns, NP

An introduction to Strengths-Based Therapy with a focus on its application to dementia.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Meditation for Caregivers and Professionals- PLAZA BALLROOM

Kate Hawley, BA

Join Kate from Shri Yoga for a discussion and guided meditation geared towards caregivers. Kate will discuss the benefits of yoga and meditation on overall brain health and lead you through a chair guided meditation.

Day 2 Schedule:  May 4th 2022- Virtual Presentation via Zoom

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening Remarks: Thank you to our Sponsors

Donna McGowan, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association RI Chapter

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Keynote Address: Choosing to Care

Amy Goyer, National AARP Columnist, Author and Caregiver

Join Amy Goyer, AARP’s Family and Caregiving Expert and author of “Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving”, as she relates her inspirational personal family caregiving journey, including caring for her father who had Alzheimer's and lived with her for six years. She'll share how she found strength and resilience while savoring the humorous and joyful moments along the way.

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break

11:45 am - 12:45 am

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances-

Josh Sroka, Esq,

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator It’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Using the 4Ms to Organize Older Adult Care- Moderator:

Julio Defillo-Draiby, MD, MBA

Learn what it means to be Age-Friendly. Become aware of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the “4Ms,” to all older adults in your system: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Music Performance TBA

2:30 pm

Closing Remarks