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Space still available for virtual conference on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia – The News Herald

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At an upcoming virtual conference presented by the Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Wayne State Institute of Gerontology (IOG).

The 11th annual conference, A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease, will be held November 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. via Zoom. A link will be provided upon registration.

“We are very pleased to offer our annual fall conference with the IOG,” said Jean Barnas, director of program services for the Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We think this is a great opportunity for healthcare professionals and caregivers and the list of presenters is top notch!”

Distinguished Speaker Sessions include:

• Cognitive Decline in the Age of COVID and Social Isolation – Irving Vega, Ph.D., Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center expert and director of the Integrated Mass Spectrometry Unit at Michigan State University.

• How to Assess Pain in People with Cognitive Decline – Dr. Linda Keilman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAANP, Nationally Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and MSU College of Nursing Faculty Member.

• Learning from the dementia journey – Jim Mangi, scientist and owner of a national consulting firm. He is also a dementia awareness activist and volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. He cares for his wife, who is in her 14th year of life with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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• Jennifer Lepard, President and CEO of the Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will deliver closing remarks.

• The conference offers 3.5 CE to healthcare professionals.

The cost is $30; a Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Students and caregivers can attend for $15, and the conference is free for those diagnosed with dementia.

For more information about the conference or to register, visit or contact Donna MacDonald at Wayne State University at 313-664-2605 or [email protected] edu.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit or call 800-272-3900.