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Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Conference
The statewide Dementia Care Conference is the largest conference dedicated to enhancing dementia education in the region.
The Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Conference will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Embassy Suites Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE. The conference will be live-streamed to conference registrants in Kearney, who will attend the conference from the Younes Conference Center, 416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, NE. This day-long conference will welcome nearly 400 people from across the state.
Conference participants will participate in sessions throughout the day that will cover a myriad of dementia care best practices. Presenters from across the region will lead engaging sessions to advance education in this critical field. A dementia expert will join the conference from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Home Office in Chicago. Breakfast and lunch will be provided with registration, and generous event sponsors will engage with conference participants to provide resources during scheduled breaks. Continuing education credits will be issued to registered participants at the close of the conference, pending completion of evaluations and fulfillment of requirements.
In Nebraska alone, there are more than 34,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Registration will be available starting in December at alz.org/nebraska. Further questions about the conference in advance of December should be directed to 800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.