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

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Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Category: Conference

Friday, November 11, 8:30 am - 12:50 pm

This annual one-of-a-kind conference brings together healthcare professionals (Earn 3.5 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.

VIRTUAL: Zoom (Link to be provided upon registration)

Registration links:
$30 for Professional earning 3.5 CE – Rregister for virtual (ZOOM) conference HERE

$15 for Student and Family/Friend Caregiver – Register for virtual (ZOOM) conference HERE

FREE for Individual with Alzheimer's – Register for virtual conference HERE

VIRTUAL Individual Diagnosed with Alzheimer's: 2022 Conference


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.


8:45 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

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 

November 2022