Kaiser Health News is hosting an event on living well with dementia. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in the Kaiser Family Foundation offices at 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC. This will be a discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting their caregivers. It’s an opportunity to learn from experts in the field about the challenges and difficulties facing the patient, the caregiver, the community and policymakers. Topics will include understanding the stages of dementia from a medical, social, psychological and environmental perspective; how to find help; how to manage difficult behaviors; and understanding medications for people with dementia.
The panelists include:
- Nancy A. Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania, an expert on dementia care and end-of-life care for people with dementia;
- Helen Kales, M.D., University of Michigan, a geriatric psychiatrist and expert on dementia care and mental health issues;
- Yvonne Latty, BFA, MA, a journalist and professor, who is dealing with her mother’s Alzheimer’s; and
- Katie Maslow, MSW, Gerontological Society of America, an expert on improving care for people with dementia and supporting their caregivers.
Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m.