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28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference - The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care
People with Alzheimer’s disease and their families are confronted with unique psychosocial challenges that can cause a great deal of anxiety if left unaddressed. It can be difficult for families and providers to know when and how to address sensitive topics such as driving risk, intimacy, and end-of-life care.
The 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” will shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma and facilitate conversation among families and health care providers.
Presentations from world-renowned experts in dementia care and research:
- Driving Risk with Dr. Brian Ott from Brown University
- Sex & Intimacy with Dr. Mehrdad Ayati from Stanford University
- Elder Abuse & Neglect with Dr. Laura Mosqueda from USC
- Neurosychiatric Symptoms with Dr. David Sultzer from UCLA
- Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treament (POLST) with Patty Mouton from Alzheimer's Orange County
- End-of-Life Care with Dr. Lynn Flint from UCSF
- Physician Aid-in-Dying with Elder Law Attorney, Fay Blix, and Dr. Ruth Benca from UCI
Friday, September 22 at 7:30am to 4:00pm
Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612