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6th Annual Kansas Education Conference on Dementia

Friday, October 6th, 2017 5:24:00 PM
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Learn about this year’s event & how you can participate

The 6th Annual Kansas Education Conference on Dementia is on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Each year this event invites healthcare professionals, care partners, family, friends, and students to attend presentations by Alzheimer’s experts. For those dealing with dementia, both seniors and their families, this event is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn but connect with others experiencing the same challenges.

What is the Kansas Education Conference on Dementia?

This annual conference brings together local professionals, families, students, and adults dealing with dementia to learn from one another. This event provides a unique opportunity for the Alzheimer’s community to come together to learn about recent clinical research updates, caregiving strategies, advocacy activities, and mores.

The day features two keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions. Topics vary and participants can attend breakout sessions that interest them most. For some, this may be topics such as cutting-edge research and Alzheimer’s trial opportunities while others may want to know more about local care facilities and senior programs.

Continuing education opportunities are available for nurses, administrators, and operators of adult care homes. Certificates of attendance can be provided to those who pre-register for the conference. Comfort Care Homes of Wichita is proud to attend the event as a renewed dedication to ongoing education.

Keynote Speakers

This year, the Kansas Education Conference on Dementia is proud to welcome Vallerie L. Gleason as a keynote speaker. Vallerie is a Registered Nurse who has worked in healthcare since 1975 and is currently the CEO and Board President of Newton Medical Center. Drawing from her nursing and hospital administration background, Vallerie will be speaking about the importance of community and teamwork for dementia care.

Kim Campbell, the wife of former country music star Glen Campbell, will be featured as the second keynote speaker. Her husband Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and passed away earlier this year from the disease. Her inspirational presentation will explore her personal journey as a caregiver, including many often overlooked subjects related to caregiving. She is gracious, engaging, and boldly honest about the devastating toll the Alzheimer’s can have.

Learn More!

If you or a loved one are dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this conference is for you. Not only is the Kansas Education Conference on Dementia an incredible educational opportunity, it is also a chance to truly connect with others facing similar challenges. Family members and family caregivers can register for a discounted rate and standard pricing is available through October 25th.

If you would like to learn more or register online, please visit the official registration website here. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter by calling (800) 272-3900.

Comfort Care Homes will continue to post information about the event and recap speakers after the conference has ended. If you are unable to attend, simply check back with the Comfort Care Homes “Alzheimer’s Care Updates” blog for complete conference information.

 

For more information about our caregiver training or senior care services provided by Comfort Care Homes, please call our office at (316) 444-0532 or visit our website: http://comfortcarehomeswichita.com/

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