​Ten Things I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference

DAA thanks Marysue Moses, Dimensions Program Coordinator at Ebenezer Memory Care, for allowing us to re-post her July 24, 2017 article. At the end of June, I had the opportunity to experience the first ever North American Dementia Action Alliance Conference in Atlanta. This was an amazing event, the best and most moving dementia conference I have ever been to, and it scrambled my brain in the very best way. The conference organizers included persons with early-stage dementia in their planning. There were many speakers at the conference who also had dementia, who spoke movingly and clearly about horrendous experiences with…

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Re-Imagine Dementia

DAA thanks Vicki Kaufmann of CaregiverFamilies.com for allowing us to re-post the following article from her online blog. July 22, 2017 In his 1971 best-selling solo, “Imagine,” John Lennon encourages his listeners to imagine a world at peace without barriers, borders, or divisions. I attended the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Conference held in Atlanta June 25-27. The theme was “Re-Imagine Life with Dementia.” This motto set the tone for the workshops, interactive learning sessions, and special interest groups. DAA Conference Button I was particularly moved by the Monday morning plenary panel discussion. The five panelists are active advocates and either…

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