Lisa Snyder is a Clinical Social Worker and the Director of the Quality of Life Programs for the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego where she has worked with people with Alzheimer's and their families since 1987. She was a pioneer in developing support groups for persons with early-stage dementia and is internationally recognized for her work in raising awareness about their thoughts, feelings, and daily experiences. She is the author of the books Speaking Our Minds - What It's Like to Have Alzheimer's and Living Your Best With Early-Stage Alzheimer's. Her keynote talk will be "What It's Like to Have Alzheimer - Understanding Common Feelings and Experiences."
Additional General Sessions:
An Update on the Genetics of Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias - Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D., IU School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Approaches for Communicating with and Relating to Persons with Dementia - Lisa Snyder
Perspectives of an Alzheimer's Caregiver - Diana Dijak