|Choice for Afternoon Session|
Workshop A Title: Why We Sing
Time 2:40-3:45 pm
Presenters Jeanie Brindley Barnett, & Suzy Johnson, Jodi Melius, R.N. Who should attend Everyone is welcome especially those affected by memory loss or dementia and their family/care partners. Description Join Giving Voice and affiliated chorus members in this interactive, joyfilled, educational workshop to learn about how arts-based programs like music positivity impact brain health and offer a host of other benefits that affect overall wellness. Participants will have the option to experience a mini-rehearsal and sing along with chorus members; or just sit back, watch, and enjoy. Music and singing experience not expected.
Workshop B Title Caring with Presence
Time 2:45-4:30 pm
Facilitators Michelle Barclay M.A., Laura Rice-Oeschger LMSW Who should attend Dementia Caregivers/Care Partners; both family and professional Description Integrating evidence-based mindfulness approaches, those attending this workshop will learn and experience ways to address everyday stress. The workshop includes facilitated mindfulness practices, personal and small group reflection, and a sense of comfort that comes from being part of a caring community. Participants will receive resources to take home for further exploration and related tools for enhancing personal wellbeing and self-care strategies.
Workshop C Title: Ethical Issues about Dementia
Time 2:45-4:15 pm
Panelists Jason Karlawish M.D., Dorothea Harris, MSW, LICSW, Eric Tangalos, M.D., Jayne Clairmont, B.A. Who should attend Health Care Professionals including Social Workers, Nurses, Therapists, Doctors, Clergy/Spiritual, Elder Advocates, Healthcare Administrators; family care partners are also welcome. Description Dementia raises many ethical issues. The patient, family, and medical team bring different perspectives that need to be considered. Approaches that guide decisions vary across demographics and stage of the disease. In this workshop case studies and stories highlight ethical issues for discussion including disclosing the diagnosis, truth telling, and end of life decisions. Workshop panelists will offer perspectives and tools to address a range of difficult issues care professionals can encounter.
Workshop D Title: Afternoon Book Club Time
2:45-4:15 pm How is it offered
Hosts & Authors Jonathan Graff-Radford M.D. & Angela Lunde M.A. Who should attend Everyone welcome Description Join the authors of the new book, Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Dr. Graff-Radford and Ms. Lunde will highlight specific chapters and offer a deeper discussion on book topics that include: Young-onset dementia, Lewy body dementia, Frontotemporal dementias, treating dementia, adjusting to a diagnosis, overcoming the challenges, and a road map toward hope and well-being. This workshop will be casual and interactive with time for questions, sharing, and discussion.
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