7 Things to Discover in 2015

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” 
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 

World-renowned speakers will impart ground-breaking advancements at Discovery Conference on April 16, 2015, at the Washington State Convention Center. Register here.

 1. Alzheimer’s Research: What’s on the Horizon?

Exciting research trends, clinical trials for promising treatments and recent findings keep Dr. Dean Hartley optimistic about finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  Hear more from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on April 16.e006052

2Alzheimer’s is not the only dementia. 

Most people don’t realize that Alzheimer’s is only one of many dementias.  Dr. Anne Lipton explains the types of dementias and how diagnosis impacts treatment.  Hear more from 1:00-2:15 p.m. on April 16

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 3. Art & music re-awakens the mind and body.

Music and art calm and energize individuals with dementia. Chaplain Michael Byrd, Dr. Lee Burnside and Ms. Mary Jane Knecht describe the power of arts for those with dementia and their caregivers.  Hear more from 10:30-11:45 a.m. & 1:00-2:15 p.m. on April 16.

Art & Dementia

 4. Don’t give up! Brushing is not impossible.

Individuals with dementia often resist caregiver help.  Dr. Rita Anne Jablonski-Jaudon demonstrates techniques to approach oral hygiene in a non-aggressive way.  Hear more from 1:00-2:15 p.m. on April 16.Brush your teeth

 5. Decision-making can cause trouble.

Cognitive impairment affects decision-making.  Mr. Dan Smerken provides an ethical framework for caregivers making decisions when a loved one cannot.  Hear more from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. on April 16.

Ethical Framework

 6. You can stay active and independent for life. 

Exercise helps older adults maintain health and independence.  Mr. Justin Harris demonstrates how the evidence based exercise program, SAIL, keeps older adults fit.  Hear more from 2:30-3:45 p.m. on April 16.SAIL 2

7. There is hope in caregiving.

 Many caregivers feel alone and unsupported.  Dr. Bob Baugher speaks on how to find hope through community, positive actions and positive attitudes.  Hear more from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. on April 16.

Violette Peters and her mother Ablyne Winge.

To join our day of inspiration and discovery, click here to register. Discovery 2015 Banner 1 low res

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