Agenda | Keynote & Workshop Descriptions

Conference Workshop Information

  • Our speakers have created innovative, evidence-based, interactive and transferable workshops that provide new tools and skills, and address issues of diversity where appropriate.
  • Please indicate your preferred workshops so we can assign workshops to the right size room.  Conference seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Seating will be available starting 10 minutes prior to each workshop.
  • You may self-select any workshop on the day of the conference.

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  • Friday, March 8, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration and Expo Hall Open, Breakfast snacks, coffee & tea in Expo Hall.
    Join the Passport Adventure in the Expo Hall.
    8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Welcome - Bob LeRoy, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter
    8:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Keynote | A New Definition of Dementia: A shift in the way a person experiences the world.
    General Session Ballroom
    G. Allen Power, MD
    Geriatrician, Author, Educator and Musician

    In his keynote address, Dr. Power will outline the drawbacks of a narrow biomedical view of dementia, both for people with a diagnosis and their care partners. He will explain how an experiential model creates new pathways for success, using one framework for supporting a sense of well-being. This new model challenges many of our current practices and outlines a path for better care and support, while eliminating potentially harmful psychoactive medications.


    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Honoring Our Champions
    Announcing and Honoring the Chapter Clacey McNary Volunteer of the Year, Morey Skaret Support Group Facilitator Leadership Award and Community Partner of the Year.
    10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Morning Break: Journey Through the Expo Hall | Passport Adventure
     

    Session A 10:30 AM

    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    A1 | Meeting Dementia Head On: The Dementia Action Collaborative (Panel)  (A1)
    Facilitator: Bill Moss

    Panelists:
    Lynne Korte, MPH
    Bob LeRoy
    Maureen Linehan
    Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD
    Cheryl Townsend Winter, DDS, MSD, MBA

    This workshop will include a review of the tools and resources created by the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), a voluntary public-private partnership working to implement recommendations in the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Panelists will also discuss future plans for the DAC and a proposed funding request to the state legislature.


     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    A2 | If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What Is It?  (A2)

    Michael J. Persenaire, MD

    Alzheimer’s represents 60%-80% of dementia diagnoses. The balance is represented in part by Frontotemporal, Lewy Body and Vascular Dementias. Learn symptoms of each of these dementias and how they are different from each other.

     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    A3 | Dementia and Down Syndrome  (A3)

    Kathleen Bishop, PhD

    As they age, those affected by Down syndrome have a greatly increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bishop will discuss sensory issues and the latest research on Down syndrome as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease.

     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    A4 | The Art of Listening  (A4)

    Jonathan Prescott

    Come explore the importance of creating a listening space that not only allows us to hear others, but also to hear ourselves. You will learn Three Centered Listening so we’re able to hear with our minds, feelings, and bodies and you will gain an understanding of how deep listening can improve patient assessment and inter-team communication.

     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    A5 | Shining a Light on Younger-Onset Dementia (Panel)  (A5)

    Facilitator: Joanne Maher, MSW

    Wendy Nathan, BSc, CMC

    Come hear firsthand what it is like to live with Younger-Onset dementia and the impact it has on families, communities and businesses. The biggest challenge is getting a diagnosis. Learn how healthcare professionals can help to identify Younger-Onset and support those diagnosed.

     Optional  Closed 
     
    11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Lunch

    Lunch, Photo Experience, Treasure Hunt

    12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Dedicated time in the Exhibit Hall & Passport Adventure
     

    Session B 1:00 PM

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    B1 | Negotiating Choice and Risk: A Relational Approach  (B1)

    G. Allen Power, MD

    This session will address the often thorny issues around choice and risk for people living with dementia. Using a well-being framework, attendees will be shown how stigma and operational practices can limit choice, and how an overemphasis on safety can actually be more harmful to the person. Practical examples and case stories will be used to illustrate how a relational approach can be employed, negotiating risk to optimize choice and well-being.

     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    B2 | What’s Happening in Alzheimer’s Research  (B2)

    Thomas Grabowski, MD

    Hear the latest in Alzheimer’s research. This presentation will provide an overview of current research and trends, discuss recent findings and identify future directions.

     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    B3 | Conflict Resolution in Families — How Do We Calm the Troubled Waters for Professionals?  (B3)
    Janet L. Smith, JD
    Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, CMHS, CMC

    Caring for a family member with dementia can often lead to conflicts. Siblings might not agree how to assist their parents and childhood wounds can resurface. Families are often not performing at their best as they seek to find solutions. You will learn: common reasons families feud, tips for navigating your work with conflicted families and resources available to you to help calm the troubled waters.

     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    B4 | Understanding How Dementia Presents Differently with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities  (B4)

    Kathleen Bishop, PhD

    Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are living longer due to better health care and quality of life including community living. The increased longevity has resulted in increasing numbers of adults with IDD exhibiting symptoms of dementia. Dr. Bishop will explore specific risk factors for dementia based on the type of IDD and how to address these challenges.


     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    B5 | Early Stage Memory Loss: Empowerment, Encouragement and Support  (B5)

    Marigrace Becker, MSW

    What is it like to be diagnosed and live with early stage dementia? Hear a first-person perspective. Learn how to reinforce a person’s strengths and demonstrate they are more than their diagnosis. Explore what is available in the community to support those newly diagnosed and help them find purpose and encouragement in their daily lives.

     Optional  Closed 
     
    2:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Afternoon Break, Journey Through the Exhibit Hall & Poets Corner
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Afternoon Break | Passport Adventure Drawing
     

    Session C 2:45 PM

    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    C1 | Dementia Stigma: Public and Personal  (C1)

    G. Allen Power, MD

    In this presentation, Dr. Power will describe the challenges people living with dementia experience in all aspects of life. He will demonstrate how the alternate model discussed in the keynote address can help combat stigma and offer encouragement, hope and direction for people living with a diagnosis and their care partners. He will also offer guidelines for how healthcare professionals can best support those living with dementia and their care partners.

     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    C2 | A New Vision of Social Citizenship for Communities and People Living with Memory Loss  (C2)
    Lee D. Burnside, MD, MBA
    Alison Phinney, PhD, RN
    Gloria Puurveen, BA, BMT, MA, PhD

    This workshop will explore creating sustainable dementia-friendly communities and the engagement of people with dementia in planning community initiatives. It will also cover the use of art as a way for someone to express their desires and discuss what “dementia friendly” means to the person with memory loss.

     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    C3 | More than Medications: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss  (C3)

    Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD

    Learn about non-pharmacological interventions in various care settings and how they can improve communication and significantly lower the severity and frequency of behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia.

     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    C4 | Finding Balance and Boundaries for the Professional  (C4)

    Jonathan Prescott

    This session explores how to find balance within dynamically changing situations by focusing on five paradoxes. Come and learn: a boundary-setting model that encourages simultaneous respect for self and others; to balance hard professional skills with soft open-hearted skills; how providers give naturally and can also receive; when to yield and when to stand your ground; and how to value your measurable and unmeasurable contributions.

     Optional  Closed 
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