2022 Alzheimer's Conference: A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's disease

Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia
18600 Haggerty Road
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Category: Conference

The 11th Annual fall conference can be attended in person or virually!
Friday, November 11, 8:15 am - 12:50 pm

This annual one-of-a-kind conference brings together healthcare professionals (Earn 3.35 CEs), caregivers and those living with Alzheimer's into a shared conversation. Learn about the state-of-the-art research, treatments and caregiving options for those living with cognitive decline. This is a collaboration between the IOG and the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. More details to follow.

LOCATION: Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI, 48152
VIRTUAL: Zoom (Link to be provided upon registration)

Registration links:
* Individuals with a Dementia Diagnosis may also attend for free. Instructions are included when registering.
$40 Professional In-Person 3.5 Conference Registration (includes boxed lunch)*
$30 Professional Virtual (ZOOM) 3.5 CE Conference (ZOOM) Registration*
$15 Student and Family/Friend In-Person Conference* (includes boxed lunch)
$15 Student and Family/Friend Caregiver Virtual (ZOOM) Conferencel*


speaker Irving vegaTOPIC: Cognitive Decline in the Time of COVID and Social Isolation
Irving Vega, PhD
Irving E. Vega, PhD, serves as a Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center expert and associate professor of translational neuroscience and the director of the Integrated Mass Spectrometry Unit at Michigan State University. Dr. Vega’s research is directed toward the understanding of how neurons respond to the presence of pathological tau in different brain regions.

speaker Linda keilmanTOPIC: How to Assess Pain within Cognitively Declining Individual
Dr. Linda Keilman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAANP
Dr. Linda Keilman has been a nationally certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner since 1989 and teaching nursing since 1983. She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing at MSU since 1992 her current MSU Health Team practice is providing primary care for residents in long-term care.

TOPIC: Learning from the Dementia JourneyJim Mangi dimentica activist
Jim Mangi
Jim Mangi is a Vietnam veteran, a scientist, and founder and owner of a nationwide consulting firm—none of which prepared him for his retirement career as a caregiver for his wife, who is now in her 14th year of living with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease. Jim is now a volunteer Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, and a dementia awareness activist.


8:15 am
Coffee & light refreshments - Please check out our vendors!

8:45 am
Introduction of Conference and Welcome - Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D, APBB, Director of the Institute of Gerontology

8:55 am
Cognitive Decline in the Time of COVID and Social Isolation - Irving Vega, Ph. D. 

10:25 am
Break - Please check out our vendors!

10:45 am
How to Assess Pain within Cognitively Declining Individuals - Dr. Linda Keilman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAANP

12:15 pm
Learning from the Dementia Journey - Jim Mangi, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer and caregiver

12:45 pm
Closing Remarks - Jennifer Lepard, President & CEO, Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter (In-person attendees: Please enjoy a to-go boxed lunch.)


All lunch options include: Chips, whole fresh fruit and chocolate chip cookie.
Lettuce wraps available upon request* GF
Italian – All natural uncured pepperoni, salami, fresh shredded lettuce,
tomato, onion, pepperoncini and basil garlic aioli on focaccia
Vegetarian – Havarti cheese, caramelized balsamic onion jam, fresh spring
greens, cucumber, tomato & onion with basil cream on focaccia
Turkey – All natural honey-roasted turkey breast, havarti cheese, fresh
shredded lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard served on a soft
pretzel roll.


November 2022