Thursday, April 19, 2018 

Announcing a New Location for 2018: Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, CT

This new venue will enhance the conference experience for our guests, sponsors, and exhibitors and allow for future growth!


Registration is coming soon!

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is excited to announce the keynote speaker for our 21st Annual Dementia Education Conference.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
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Dr. Doka is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  A prolific author, Dr. Doka has authored or edited over 30 books and over 100 articles and book chapters.  Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: a Newsletter to Help in Bereavement.


Keynote Session: Navigating Grief and Loss in Dementia

This session explores the relationship between dementia and grief.  Specifically, the session reviews the ways that individuals, families, and caregivers may experience grief when an individual begins to develop dementia as well as how persons with dementia may manifest grief as dementia progresses.  The session places a strong emphasis on ways to assist families and other individuals in acknowledging their losses as well as offering strategies to assist both family members and caregivers in coping with loss.  In addition, the seminar offers strategies to assist individuals with dementia as they deal with loss.  

He will also be presenting a breakout session for professionals in the field

Breakout Session: When Grief Is Complicated (CT)

This session is designed to assist counselors in assessing and assisting individuals who may be experiencing more complicated forms of bereavement.  The presentation begins with an overview of contemporary work on complicated grief and then explores interventive strategies to assist grievers experiencing more complicated forms of grief.


Thank you to our Community Partners

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Email Stacy Chavis at schavis@alz.org