Sibley Senior Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2017 : Page 1

Second Quarter 2017 Journey to Hope D.C. Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sibley Medical Building (Building A) • Conference Rooms 1 and 2 Free to Alzheimer’s family care partners • $95 for senior service professionals The second annual Journey to Hope D.C. Conference provides an opportunity for Alzheimer’s care partners and professionals to get an update on Alzheimer’s care and research, tips to manage Alzheimer’s disease and its associated behaviors, as well as self-care for the person providing care. Additional speakers, awards and topics will also be addressed. There will be time to network and connect with other family care partners who may be experiencing similar situations. Exhibitors will provide information about local resources. Continental breakfast, light lunch and free parking provided for everyone who registers. Call 800-560-0896 for more information and to register. 2017 Research Updates and Greetings Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., is an internationally known clinician, teacher, as well as researcher and a world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (AD). He leads efforts at Johns Hopkins to ensure provision of state-of-the-art Dementia Care in the community. Dr. Lyketsos was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and of the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award for “extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” Castle-Connolly has named Dr. Lyketsos one of America’s Top Doctors every year since 2001. Person-Centered Care: Understanding Psychosocial Needs of People with Alzheimer’s Disease Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of psychology at Georgetown University. He received Georgetown College’s Edward B. Bunn Award for Excellence in Teaching three times (1988, 1995 and 2013), the Georgetown College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003) and the College Academic Council’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012). For the past 35 years, he has studied the cognitive and social strengths of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the moderate to severe stages, the persistence of their selfhood, the subjective experience of having the disease and how communication between persons diagnosed and their caregivers may be enhanced. He has explored these issues in numerous scientific journal articles and book chapters, presentations at national and international conferences, in his book The Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil (Blackwell, 2001) and in his co-edited book Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (Oxford University Press, 2006). Thriving in the Eye of the Storm: Stress Management for Caregivers Karen Lindsey Marshall, J.D., is the founder and executive director of the Kadamba Tree Foundation. Karen helped her parents face a variety of serious illnesses and aging issues, as both an in-home, primary caregiver and as a working, long-distance caregiver. Her experiences taught her about the value of self-care in effective caregiving and inspired her to establish Kadamba Tree. The nonprofit’s mission is to help family and friend caregivers fill the gaps between moments of respite with practical, sustainable solutions for managing stress. Karen frequently speaks as a caregiver advocate and also helps organizations and governmental agencies develop and deliver caregiver outreach programs. She is a caregiver support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association and a master trainer for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s evidence-based resources for enhancing alzheimer’s caregivers’ health (RCI REACH) intervention. She is also a certified facilitator of other caregiver education and support programs, including powerful tools for caregivers, Rosalynn Carter Institute’s “Caring for You, Caring for You Me” and respite education and support tools (REST). As an attorney, she has provided several hours of pro bono assistance to older Americans and their loved ones and is a volunteer presenter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s legal and financial planning workshop.

Journey To Hope D.C. Conference For Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners

Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sibley Medical Building (Building A) • Conference Rooms 1 and 2
Free to Alzheimer’s family care partners • $95 for senior service professionals

The second annual Journey to Hope D.C. Conference provides an opportunity for Alzheimer’s care partners and professionals to get an update on Alzheimer’s care and research, tips to manage Alzheimer’s disease and its associated behaviors, as well as self-care for the person providing care. Additional speakers, awards and topics will also be addressed.

There will be time to network and connect with other family care partners who may be experiencing similar situations. Exhibitors will provide information about local resources. Continental breakfast, light lunch and free parking provided for everyone who registers. Call 800-560-0896 for more information and to register.

2017 Research Updates and Greetings

Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., is an internationally known clinician, teacher, as well as researcher and a world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (AD). He leads efforts at Johns Hopkins to ensure provision of state-of-the-art Dementia Care in the community. Dr. Lyketsos was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and of the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award for “extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” Castle-Connolly has named Dr. Lyketsos one of America’s Top Doctors every year since 2001.

Person-Centered Care: Understanding Psychosocial Needs of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of psychology at Georgetown University. He received Georgetown College’s Edward B. Bunn Award for Excellence in Teaching three times (1988, 1995 and 2013), the Georgetown College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003) and the College Academic Council’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012). For the past 35 years, he has studied the cognitive and social strengths of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the moderate to severe stages, the persistence of their selfhood, the subjective experience of having the disease and how communication between persons diagnosed and their caregivers may be enhanced. He has explored these issues in numerous scientific journal articles and book chapters, presentations at national and international conferences, in his book The Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil (Blackwell, 2001) and in his co-edited book Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Thriving in the Eye of the Storm: Stress Management for Caregivers

Karen Lindsey Marshall, J.D., is the founder and executive director of the Kadamba Tree Foundation. Karen helped her parents face a variety of serious illnesses and aging issues, as both an in-home, primary caregiver and as a working, long-distance caregiver. Her experiences taught her about the value of self-care in effective caregiving and inspired her to establish Kadamba Tree. The nonprofit’s mission is to help family and friend caregivers fill the gaps between moments of respite with practical, sustainable solutions for managing stress.

Karen frequently speaks as a caregiver advocate and also helps organizations and governmental agencies develop and deliver caregiver outreach programs. She is a caregiver support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association and a master trainer for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s evidence-based resources for enhancing alzheimer’s caregivers’ health (RCI REACH) intervention. She is also a certified facilitator of other caregiver education and support programs, including powerful tools for caregivers, Rosalynn Carter Institute’s “Caring for You, Caring for You Me” and respite education and support tools (REST). As an attorney, she has provided several hours of pro bono assistance to older Americans and their loved ones and is a volunteer presenter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s legal and financial planning workshop.

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