2022 Conference
Program & Schedule

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Meet a Few of the Conference Speakers

Chuck McClatchey

Chuck McClatchey, a retired Air Force flight engineer, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s nine years ago.  Chuck is a well-known national dementia advocate and speaker.  He is a member of DAA’s Advisory Board, host of the monthly podcast, This Dementia Life, co-host of the weekly, Dementia Conversations with Chuck and Jennifer, and an avid golfer.

Cynthia Huling Hummel, DMin, MDiv

Cynthia Huling Hummel, DMin, MDiv, retired as a Presbyterian minister after being diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s ten years ago. Cynthia is an internationally known speaker, artist, writer and advocate. She served on the federal National Alzheimer’s Advisory Council and is the first person living with dementia to serve on the federal National Advisory Council on Aging.  She sings in a band and was inducted into the NY State Country Music Hall of Honor in 2016.

Magda Kaczmarska, MFA

Magda Kaczmarska, MFA, is a teaching artist and creative-aging advocate.  As an artist, educator, and researcher, Magda has devoted her career to promoting and supporting communities through the transformative power of creative expression.  She is a former researcher in neuropharmacology.  Magda is currently an Atlantic Fellow in Health Equity at the Global Brain Health Institute.

Stephen G. Post, PhD

Stephen G. Post, PhD, is the director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics and a professor at Stony Brook University.  He is an internationally known bioethicist and author of numerous best-selling books, including his most recent book, Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease.