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Memory Conference: Understanding Dementia

On Thursday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, October 6,  in honor of the King’s Daughters Organization’s 125th Anniversary, they will join SIU Medicine's Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute to bring national speaker, Dr. Beth Nolan PhD, to town. These free presentations are designed for family, friends and hands-on care staff to improve skills to help Care Givers become Care Partners.

These topics will help all to learn about the “positive approach to care” method, created by leading dementia educator Teepa Snow.  Her method recognizes individuals changing abilities as they progress through the disease and it emphasizes the value of connection.

Thursday, October 4,  Refreshments 5:30 p.m., Speaker 6-8 p.m., Dr. Beth Nolan will present  "Understanding Dementia: A Positive Approach Using What We Know.

Saturday, October 6,  Refreshments 8:30 a.m., Speaker 9:00 a.m.- noon, Dr. Beth Nolan will present "Living in the Moment”.

Come to one or both sessions at no cost. Register for the October 4 and 6 sessions by calling Vono Medical Supplies at 217-744-0040. Please specify which session or sessions you will attend.

For an article published in Senior News with more information on this seminar as well as other programs for others living with or caring for people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, please click here

Dr. Beth Nolan

Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D. works for Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC), Director of Certifications, a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia or other brain changes. Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology from the University of Kansas, holds master’s degrees in Human Development and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA. She is formerly an Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Senior Associate Director for the Evaluation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. For 20 years, she worked with a variety of human services agencies to translate and implement evidence-based programs for behavioral health, criminal justice, medicine, and senior living.  Dr. Nolan now serves as a Lead Mentor Trainer and Coach, and directs research at PAC, working improve skills to move care givers to become care partners.