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Greg O'Brien Speaks At Dementia Conference In Tarrytown

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Tarrytown, N.Y. -- Dementia will be discussed at a conference in Tarrytown on Friday, May 13. The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter will host its second annual Meeting of the Minds dementia conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

The conference will feature talks by keynote speakers, a research update, and morning and afternoon breakout sessions for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s, family caregivers, professionals, Spanish-speaking caregivers and the general public.

Among the breakout session speakers is Greg O’Brien, a journalist for more than 35 years who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at age 59.

He is the editor/author of several books including the award-winning, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” and was featured in a recent PBS NOVA film, “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped." O’Brien said he is trying to get the word out about Alzheimer’s disease.

Respite care is available during the Meeting of the Minds conference. Continuing education credits are also available for the keynote sessions.

Other speakers: Dan Cohen, MSW, founder of Music and Memory; David Troxel, MPH, a long-term care expert and author of “The Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care”; and Dean M. Hartley, director of Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association, who will provide an update on national research initiatives for Alzheimer’s disease.

Breakout sessions: "Celebrating Creativity in Eldercare" by Gary Glazner; "Elder Law Issues; Estate and Medicaid planning, advanced directives, and supplemental needs trusts," by Martin Hersh, Esq.; “Driving & Dementia" by Andrea Sullivan, OT; “Medicaid and Long-Term Care Options" by Colin Sandler; "Living with Alzheimer's" by Greg O'Brien, LCSW; “Stress Management Techniques" by Carole Brill and “The Journey's End: Finding Comfort and Meaning at the End of Life" by Curtis Au, LMSW.

Call 800-272-3900 with questions. Click here to register.

DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 455 South Broadway.

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