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32nd Annual Caregivers Conference: Finding Hope & Harmony in Caregiving

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First Baptist Church of Alexandria

2932 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22302

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Please join us for our 32nd Annual Dementia Caregivers Conference:
Finding Hope & Harmony in Caregiving!

This year's speakers include: Kim Campbell was married to country/pop legend Glen Campbell for 34 years until his passing in August of 2017, following a long and very public battle with Alzheimer's. The documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, shared their family’s journey with the world and opened up a national conversation about the disease. Kim founded CareLiving.org to encourage caregivers to take care of themselves and recently launched The CareLiving Foundation to improve the quality of life of caregivers through education, advocacy and real-world change. Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP has been a certified Nurse Practioner at the Georgetown Memory Disorders Program since 2001. She is also on Faculty at Georgetown University where she specializes in evaluation and treaing patients with memory problems and is a Research Investigator conducting clinical trails of potential new treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Abigail Amidon, MT-BC has specialized training in neurologic music therapy and hospice and palliative care music therapy. She founded the music therapy program at Shenandoah Valley Westminister-Canterbury retirement community and provides individual and group music therapy services, as well as oversees the national music therapy internship program and the Music & Memory Program at SVWC. Colleen Turner, MSW, LCSW, CSA is a licensed clinical social worker who has been serving older adults and their families for over fifteen years. Colleen is a lifelong learner and optimist who strives to encourage individuals and their famlies to embrace the options, accommodations, and positive possibilities inherent in the aging experience with reslience, creativity, and confidence. Forgetful Friends Chorus is under the direction of Susan Dommer and is for adults with dementia, along with their care partner, spouse, or other family member. Forgetful Friends Chorus members will tell you that music is one of the most uplifting and wonderful experiences for a person living with dementia, and they will be sharing this with us!


Conference Schedule


8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Visit Exhibitors

8:45 Welcome

9:00 A Family's Journey with Alzheimer's: Glen Campbell: I'll be Me
Presenter: Kim Campbell

10:15 Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:30 Turning Caregiving into CareLiving
Presenter: Kim Campbell

11:30 Dementia Overview and Research Update
Presenter: Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP

12:30 Lunch and Visit Exhibitors

1:15 Music Therapy: Beyond the Headphones
Presenter: Abigail Amidon, MT-BC

2:00 Break, Snack, and Visit Exhibitors

2:15 Optimistic Aging: Strategies for Creatively Coping with the Challenges of Aging
Presenter: Colleen Turner, MSW, LCSW, CSA

3:00 Music Practicum
Presenter: Forgetful Friends Chorus

3:30 Adjourn

If you've attended the conference in the past, you know what an educational and inspirational day you'll have. And if you've never been to the Northern Virginia Dementia Caregivers Conference, please come join us - we know you'll be glad you came! The conference features an array of presentations for family caregivers and for professionals.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample free parking available on site.

From Washington, DC: Take I-395 South into Virginia. Take the King Street Exit heading EAST. Follow King Street past T.C. Williams High School, and the church will be on your right.

From the Beltway: Take I-395 North, towards Washington, DC. Take the King Street Exit headed EAST. Follow King Street past T.C. Williams High School, and the church will be on your right.

By Bus: The closest bus stops are Dash Bus AT5 and AT6.

By Metro: The closest metro stop is King Street.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring either your printed ticket or show the Eventbrite ticket on your smartphone.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, someone else may attend in your place if they have your printed ticket or can show the Eventbrite ticket on their smartphone.


What if I need someone to care for my loved one so I can attend the conference?
Limited free in-home respite care for persons with dementia, living in Northern Virginia only, will be provided by GraceFul Care. For more information about respite, call (703) 904-3994 no later than October 19th.


How can I request an accommodation for a disbility?
If you require an accomodation for any type of disability to participate, please call (703) 746-5694. We kindly request seven days advance notice.


Can I receive CEUs for this conference?
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. CEU certificates are available through George Mason University for $30.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Lindsey at (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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