Discovery 2019 Conference Focuses on Resilience
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Discovery regional conference for health and human services providers and family caregivers focuses on resilience this year. Resilience is a process through which individuals demonstrate positive adaptation despite challenges and changes, such as a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The Discovery 2019 Conference is a full-day opportunity to immerse yourself in learning, connecting, growing, and discovery. The conference takes place on Friday, March 8, 2019 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.
While the conference is designed for professionals, many of its tracks will appeal to family caregivers and anyone else who may have an interest in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Keynote speaker Dr. G. Allen Power is a board-certified internist, geriatrician, and published author as well as an internationally recognized educator and expert on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities. In addition to his keynote address, “A New Definition of Dementia: A shift in the way a person experiences the world,” Dr. Power will facilitate two conference workshops.
Following the keynote address, conference-goers can participate in 14 different workshops over three sessions, including:
- What’s Happening in Alzheimer’s Research
- Early Stage Memory Loss: Empowerment, Encouragement and Support
- Conflict Resolution in Families—How Do We Calm the Troubled Waters for Professionals?
- The Art of Listening
- If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What Is It?
- Dementia and Down Syndrome
Discovery 2019 registration includes lunch, snacks, coffee and tea service, access to the Exhibit Hall, University Book Store, and lots of opportunities to network.
Please note: Early Bird registration ends on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Also, professional registrations are eligible for continuing education credits. Five (5) CE credits or CEUs are available for the full day. To learn more, click here.
Come share a day of Discovery!
Contributor Keri Pollock, B.Sc. directs marketing and communications at Aging Wisdom and has served on the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter Conference Advisory Council for 15 years.
This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of AgeWise King County.