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November 29, 2018 | All Day
Category: Conference
Location: Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia , MI
Cost: $20
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Respected neurologist Dr. Daniel C. Potts champions life-affirming care for those living with dementia. He is the coauthor of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver and is listed as one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change. On staff at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Potts is also the founder and president of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and the Medical Director for Dementia Dynamics. Potts’ keynote will highlight the inspiring story of his father’s transformation from sawmiller to internationally known watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease, discuss the benefits of art therapy and other expressive arts therapies for persons living with dementia and care partners, as well as share lessons learned from an art therapy and life story program he created as his father’s legacy. 

Lunch is provided by Schoolcraft College renowned professional chefs & staff

$40 - Student & Senior (62+)Registrations

$20 - Family Caregivers & Individuals with Early-Stage Memory Loss Registrations 

$75 - Professional Registrations $65 Early Bird Rate ends Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m. 

 7:45–8:30 a.m. 

Registration, Breakfast & Visit Vendors 

8:30–10:30 a.m. 

Keynote – Bringing Art to Life: A Man, A Gift, A Mission. 

Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, Attending Neurologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

10:30–11 a.m. 

Break & Visit Vendors 

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Regards to Behavioral Modifications 

Debra L. Schutte, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor & Director of the BioPhysical Laboratory, Wayne State University 

12:15–1:15 p.m. 

Lunch & Visit Vendors 

1:15–2:30 p.m. 

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations 

Sam Fazio, Ph.D., Director of Special Projects, Alzheimer’s Association 

2:30–2:45 p.m. 

Break & Visit Vendors 

2:45–4 p.m. 

Caregiver Perspective: My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver 

Martin J. Schreiber, Author & Former Governor of Wisconsin 

4–4:15 p.m. 

Closing & Evaluation  


For more information about this event, please contact Donna MacDonald at 313-664-2605 or