2021 November Conference Goals & Objectives

Our Goal

The Goal of The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center Conference is to provide resources, information, and education for caregivers and professionals caring for ones affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Conference Theme is "Charting the Course" - Learning to Navigate the Challenges and Meet the Needs of those Affected by Alzheimer's and other Dementias.

Program Objectives

  • Discover how lifestyle choices can impact brain health
  • Learn how to communicate with individuals affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Examine the diagnostic process of Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Navigate ways to find resources for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Acquire awareness of opportunities to participate in local research
  • Find joy in caring for individuals affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Include music and movement for the caregiver journey

Who Should Attend?

Family caregivers, seniors, students, activity professionals, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others whose lives are affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Date

Friday, November 5, 2021

Location

Bain Hall, 1st United Methodist Church Shreveport
500 Common Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Time

8:00AM - 4:00PM
Onsite registration begins at 7:30AM

Fee Schedule

Family Caregiver/General Public --$25
Continuing Education -- $100.00
Continuing Education for Registered Nurses and Licensed Social Workers Only

Conference Schedule

Doors Open

8:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

Paulette Freeman, Executive Director
The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center

8:30 am

Keynote Address: A Personalized Approach to Brain Health

Presented by Richard Isaacson, MD

8:45 am

Break

10:00 am

Keynote Address Continued: A Personalized Approach to Brain Health

Presented by Richard Isaacson, MD

10:15 am

Exhibits/Lunch

Movement & Music with Kedgy Larson

12:00 pm

Welcome Back

Paulette Freeman

Finding the Joy and Humor Along the Way

Presented by Dr. Carl Rhoades

12:30 pm

Ways to Communicate with a Disoriented Old Person

Presented by Stacey Hand, MA, CVP


Movement & Music with Kedgy Larson

12:45 pm

Research Opportunities at LSU Health Shreveport, Center for Brain Health

Presented by Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD


Movement & Music with Kedgy Larson

1:45 pm

Resources for Dementia Care & Support

Presented by Tamara Crain, MA, CDP

2:15 pm

Break/Exhibitors/Network

2:45 pm

The Diagnostic Process

Presented by Meghan Harris, MD

3:15 pm

Closing Remarks/Evaluations/Door Prize Drawings

3:45 pm

Continuing Education Info

6.0 Contact Hours of continuing education credit will be awarded to registered nurses upon completion of this offering (full attendance for the event is required).

This event is joint provided by NSU Continuing Education and The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center.

Northwestern State University's Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.