8:30 - 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10AM Welcome
9:10 - 10:10AM Keynote
"Do Educational and Psychosocial Interventions Improve Outcomes for Patients and Caregivers?"
Margaret C. Sewell, Ph.D.
10:10 - 10:20AM Break
10:25 - 11:25AM Workshops
A - "Making Transitions Work" - How to help someone with dementia adjust to hospitalizations, home care, moving to assisted living or a nursing home.
Panel: Raj Buddhavarapu, MD, White Plains Hospital; Cornelia Schimert, RN, BSN, VNA of Hudson Valley; Alice Feintuch, LMSW, Willow Towers Assisted Living; Barbara Mullins, BSN, RN, Community Coordinator, Sarah Neuman Center, Jewish Home Lifecare
B - "The Power of Dealing With Feelings" - Healthy coping strategies for the Alzheimer's caregiver.
Lawrence T. Force, Ph.D., LCSW-R
11:25 - 11:40AM Break
11:40 - 12:30PM Closing
TimeSlips Creative Storytelling - Discover a fun activity that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedon to imagine.
Lillian Ribeiro, Certified TimeSlips Facilitator
Margaret C. Sewell, Ph.D. - Keynote Speaker
Dr. Margaret C. Sewell is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Education for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Specializing in geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Sewell is the Director of the Memory Enhancement Program, a wellness program aimed at memory improvement in older adults. She provides lectures to healthcare providers and the general community on a wide range of topics related to aging and dementia. She conducts neuropsychological test evaluations for those with memory complaints, and assists their families and caregivers. Currently she is collaborating on a project examining research attitudes in minority elders in the community. Dr. Sewell received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University.