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Virtual: 9th Annual “A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease” Conference

November 10, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology and the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter will host “A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free virtual conference open to persons with dementia, caregivers, health care professionals, faculty, students and all those interested in learning more from 9 a.m.- noon on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The conference focuses on caregiving, technology and living a meaningful life with dementia.

  • Conference keynote speaker Gwen Graddy, M.D., chief medical officer for PACE Southeast Michigan, will shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting what science reveals about Alzheimer’s disease in the 21st century; strategies that provide socially accountable care of those affected by the disease and their caregivers; and integrated models of care that enhance quality and dignity to this population.
  • Leda Rosenthal, CEO of Alz You Need, will address assistive technology, solutions to improve quality of life, and the pros and cons of new and innovative technologies that offer support to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, families, and caregivers.
  • The conference also includes a Timeslips session on simple techniques to engage older adults with dementia who may feel isolated, as well as connecting more deeply with friends and neighbors of all ages.
  • Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology and a national expert in financial exploitation in older adults, will welcome attendees.
  • Jennifer Lepard, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, will provide closing remarks.

Learn more and register at bit.ly/ALZconference20.

Health care professionals can receive 2.5 contact hours or continuing education credits free by attending. Contact Donna MacDonald for questions regarding professional development at donnamacdonald@wayne.edu or 248-719-0640.

For more information, contact Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association program services director at jbarnas@alz.org or 248-996-1033.


November 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter