The 6th annual Dementia Management Conference - "New Directions in Providing Care to Patients and their Families" - was held on February 4, 2005 in the Bluemle Auditorium. This successful conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Farber Institute for Neurosciences. In attendance were over 115 health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, researchers, and family members.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Among them was keynote speaker, Dr. Samuel Gandy, Director of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Thomas Jefferson University and Dr. Barry Rovner, Director of Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease Research at the Farber Institute, and Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry. Important topics were covered including current understandings of etiology to new interventions for managing the difficult behaviors of dementia.

Save the date for the 7th Annual Dementia Management Conference which will be held September 29, 2006 at the Desmond Center in Malvern, PA. The focus will be on non-pharmacologic treatments for managing complex behaviors associated with the disease and will feature national experts on use of activity, including our own research in this area. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list for the conference brochure, please contact Lauren Acquarole, (215-503-2889 or Lauren.Acquarole@jefferson.edu) with your current contact information.

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