Thursday, February 8
UPS and DOWNS
12:00 - 12:45 Hospice
Dr. Thron will give an overview of hospice care and then address the specifics of hospice for people in the final stages of dementia. She will answer the question -When does a person living with dementia qualify for hospice care? What do patients with dementia die from? And many other common questions
12:45 - 1:30 Grief Wilderness
Hope Carwile, Susan Balkman, Ruth Dennis
During this session Hope and Ruth will discuss the journey of grief, the different types of grief, grief impact and its healing abilities when navigating the unknown.
Break 15 min
1:45 - 2:30 Surfing a Tsunami:
Maintaining your balance, strength, and resilience
Kitty Fallon, Ami Jaeger
Feel like you're drowning in confusion and chaos? Join us and discover some helpful insights to surf the dementia wave. Ami and Kitty will share caregiving experiences that compliment your skills and experience to support your balance, strength, and resilience.
2:30 - 3:30 Bioethics and Legal Issues
in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment
With scarce effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, scientists instead are rapidly developing tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear. What are the legal and ethical implications for families and individuals considering testing?