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2021 Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving as Memories Fade

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Welcome to the 35th annual Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Caregiver's Conference!

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The conference features an array of presentations for family caregivers and for professionals.

DAY ONE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

10:15 am to 11:45 am

Presented by Gary Chapman, PhD, author of Keeping Love Alive as

Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey.

Get Moving with Chair Fitness

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Presented by Alexis Perkins, founder and creative director of Chair

One Fitness.

DAY TWO | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Managing Challenging Behaviors in People with Dementia

10:15 am to 11:45 am

Presented by Linda Ercoli, PhD, health sciences clinical professor,

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel

Institute, director of geriatric psychology-neuropsychology training

program and interim director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

A Mind for Music

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Presented by Tom Sweitzer, MTT, MT-BC, co-founder, creative

director and head of music therapy at A Place to Be.

DAY THREE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Understanding Young-Onset Dementias

10:15 am to 11:45 am

Presented by Dr. Chiadi Onyike, director of Frontotemporal

Dementias Program, director of Young-Onset Dementias

Program, co-director of Lewy Body Disease Research Center of

Excellence, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral

sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Joy of Using LEGO: Serious Play in Caregiving

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Presented by Loretta Veney, author of Being My Mom’s Mom

and Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit

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Registration is $15 for access to the entire conference.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

• Family caregivers

• Volunteers working with older adults

• Professionals in aging and related services

WHY ATTEND

• Be better prepared to provide care and support at

home or in a facility.

• Learn new ways to engage individuals with dementia.

• Visit with exhibitors who offer supportive services.

• Connect with other caregivers.

• Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from George

Mason University’s Office of Continuing Education.

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FAQs

How can I request an accommodation for a disability? If you require an accommodation for any type of disability to participate, please call (703) 270-0043. We kindly request seven days advance notice.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact (703) 270-0043 if you have questions about the conference. Contact nvdcc1@gmail.com if you are interested in reserving a spot as an exhibitor. 

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AARP Virginia

Arlington Aging and Disability Services

Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area

City of Alexandria Area Agency on Aging

ElderLink

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging

Fairfax County Health Department

Goodwin House Incorporated

GraceFul Care, Inc.

Inova Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center

Insight Memory Care Center

Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging

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