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Western New York Dementia Care Symposium
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Register now: Family Caregivers

Register now: Professional Caregivers

Featuring TEEPA SNOW

    Presented by Keynote Sponsor:

About Symposium

This annual day-long educational event features national and local experts on the latest in dementia care practice and research. Registration includes a full day of informative sessions, morning refreshments, lunch and access to our vendor fair where you can learn more about community providers.


8:00-9:00 am Registration and Vendor Fair
9:00-9:15 am  Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 am Teepa Snow - Making Moments of Joy: It's What You Choose To Do As A Caregiver
10:30-11:30 am Teepa Snow - Humor in Caregiving - Learning How to Laugh!
11:30-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:30 pm Dessert and Vendor Fair
1:30-2:30 pm Breakout Session #1
2:45-3:45 pm Breakout Session #2

About our Keynote Speaker

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is one of America's leading educators on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, her wealth of experience led to her development of the Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models used by both families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world. You can learn more about her approach at TeepaSnow.com


Breakout Sessions Sponsored by:
West Herr Toyota   ~   Home Instead Senior Care
Fallon Health Weinberg  ~   BlueCross Blue Shield


FAMILY CAREGIVERS (choose one from each session)

Session 1  
10 Things Every Caregiver Needs to Know presented by Sarah Harlock, MBA
What if it's Not Alzheimer's? presented by Jessica Englert, PhD

Session 2  
Safety and Assistive Technology presented by Christine Oddo
Medical Treatment & Clinical Trials presented by Michelle Rainka, Pharm.D

PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (choose one from each session)

Session 1
Talking with the Family: Easy Tips for Hard Conversations presented by Leilani Pelletier, MA
Behavior Q&A presented by Judy Hutson, LMSW

Session 2
Dementia in Acute Care Settings presented by Davina Porock, PhD
Medical Treatment & Clinical Trials presented by Michelle Rainka, Pharm.D                                                 

Continuing Education - 4.5 Contact Hours

Activities Professionals
This program has been pre-approved for 4.5 clock hours of continuing education by the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals.

Administrators (Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing)
The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Boards (NAB) has approved the program for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit.

This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contract hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To read a description of the Symposium class objectives, please click here.


  Family Caregivers:     
 $30 - early bird  /  after Apr. 3 - $35
  Professional Caregivers:            
 $125 - early bird w/o CEUs  / after Apr. 3 -  $135
 $150 - with CEUs  / after Apr. 3 -  $160

Register Now!

Be sure to secure a seat for this informative, enlightening and entertaining conference.
If you are a FAMILY caregiver, CLICK HERE to register online.
If you are a PROFESSIONAL caregiver, please CLICK HERE to register online.


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