PAST EVENT [4.30.15] Alzheimer’s Association Conference in Monterey: Innovative Approaches in Therapy, Care and Diagnostics


Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Innovative Approaches in Therapy, Care and Diagnostics


Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel
1441 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard
Seaside, CA  93955

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This is a 6 hour interdisciplinary (CEU) conference on major issues and challenges related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias for community physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, Alzheimer’s families and caregivers.  The conference recognizes the need for health professionals, Alzheimer’s family members, and caregivers to acquire additional knowledge, skills and competencies to improve the treatment, care and diagnosis of dementia.  The 6 hour conference is comprised of three (3) plenary sessions addressing major topics of interest to all participants and six (6) breakout sessions.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  It is estimated that as many as 5.2 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.  The incidence of the disease is rising in line with the aging population.  Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age.  Current research from the National Institute of Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.  As our population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans.

The conference is a collaboration of the Alzheimer’s Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, Monterey County Office), and Monterey Bay Geriatric Resource Center (MBayGRC).

Funded in Part by:

Harden Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pro-Am


Northern California Geriatric Education Center

Platinum Sponsors:
R.O.S. Center Northern California
Windsor Gardens Rehabilitation Center of Salinas
Windsor Monterey Care Center
Windsor Skyline Care Center

Gold Sponsors:
Ambassadors Providing Amazing Care, Inc.
Carmel Villa Residential Care
Kindred Nursing & Transitional Care – Pacific Coast
Peggy’s Home Care

Silver Sponsors:
Carmel Valley Guest Home
Coastal Care Home
Dr. Trish McKeon, Memory/Dementia and Elder Care Consultation
Elizabeth A. Helfrich
Episcopal Senior Communities – Senior Resources
La Casa Adult Day Health Care

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