Dementia Caregiver Conference

Dementia Caregiver Conference

First Presbyterian Church hosted a Dementia Caregiver Conference on Saturday, August 22nd. It was held through Zoom and we were able to record it so that you can access all of the wonderful information now! The conference featured noted dementia experts and advocates who addressed medical issues, caregiving from a faith perspective, and what it's like to live well with Alzheimer's disease (from the perspective of someone who has it). There were two live panel discussions - one with dementia care professionals and one with caregivers.

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Videos from our live conference

Welcome & Intro to Pre-recorded Lectures


Living with Dementia: Help & Hope - Panel 1 - Caregivers & Care Partners

Led by Deborah Jackson.  Participants:  Lynda Everman (cared for her father and her first husband with Alzheimer’s disease);  Gwen Wilson (retired geriatric nurse practitioner, cares for mother and husband with Alzheimer’s disease); Don Wendorf, Ph.D. (retired clinical psychologist, cared for his first wife who had vascular dementia); Rebecca Allen, Ph.D. (Professor of Geropsychology, University of Alabama, cared for her sister with vascular dementia


Living with Dementia: Help & Hope - Panel 2 - Dementia Care & Elder Law

Led by Dr. Daniel Potts and included representatives from the following areas:  geriatrics, elder law, hospice,  respite care, dementia support services.


Pre-recorded Lectures:

"Tracing Faith: New Perspectives on Caregiver Grief and the Gospel,” Deborah Jackson, executive director of Healed3D


"Living Well with Early Onset Alzheimer’s,” Brian Leblanc, diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease 6 years ago at age 54


"Medical Update,” Anne Halli-Tierny, M.D., geriatrician


"Finding the Pillars of Personhood: Keys to Living Well with Dementia,” Daniel C. Potts, M.D., F.A.A.N., co-author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver


"Behavior Management,”  Vicky Noland Fitch, executive director, Dementia with GRACE


"Perfect Love Casts Out Fear” Ellen Woodward Potts, co-author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver


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