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LBDA Events

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LBDA Volunteer Fundraising Event: Swing "fore" Lewy 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Start Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 7:00am

End Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 7:00am

Location: Warrenton Golf Course

Address: 24805 South State Highway 47 Warrenton, MO 63383

*Proceeds Will Be Donated To LBDA In Memory of Mary Schwentker*

Four-person scramble: $80/player ($320/team)

Check-in begins at 6:15 am.

Registration and payment must be received by April 25, 2014.

For more information, contact Larry Schwentker at (314) 753-3038.


JME Insights Presents: FREE WEBINAR Ask a Speech Pathologist about Communication & Swallowing

Start Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

End Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm


When caring for a loved one, some of the hardest issues to deal with are changes to your loved one’s ability to speak and communicate their needs and wants, and continue to swallow easily and safely. These are especially common problems with neurological disease, stroke and some forms of cancer. Ms. Verdun will answer questions that we receive in advance from caregivers as well as live questions you ask during the webinar. Learn from an expert on this topic so you are prepared for this difficult aspect of some disease progression. In addition to answering your questions, Ms. Verdun will also describe what to look for when you are searching for a speech pathologist, how a speech pathologist can help, and ways to ensure that insurance will pay for these services.

About Laura Purcell Verdun, SLP
Ms. Verdun is in private practice with Voicetrainer LLC in Washington, DC and northern Virginia. She has worked for more than 20 years in the clinical
care of voice, airway, speech, and swallowing disorders.
Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis. To register, please click here.
For Additional Information: You can contact Janet at janet@janetedmunson.com with any
questions you have about participating.
UCSD Hosting Updates in Prevention,Treatment and Innovative Care of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00am

End Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 5:45pm

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Address: 1 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Prevention is a major current focus in AD research and six talks will address this theme. Kristine Yaffe, MD, from UCSF opens the conference with the rationale for the study of prevention. She is followed by two UCSD researchers, Drs. Salmon and Galasko, who discuss cognitive and biomarker tools for use in studies of prevention. Dr. Yaffe then returns to discuss changes in one’s lifestyle that might impact the onset of AD. This leads to a discussion of prevention clinical trials by UCSD’s Dr. Paul Aisen. Ken Langa, MD presents the Robert Katzman Memorial Lecture, “The Changing Risk of Dementia in the Population: Are we already preventing it?” This focuses on recent evidence suggesting that the prevalence of AD may be declining, which is welcome but controversial news.

The afternoon of the first day will focus on innovative care. Katie Maslow, MSW, will discuss management of dementia patients in hospital settings. Poor staff awareness or limited dementia documentation during hospitalization places patients with dementia at greater risk for negative outcomes. Innovations in end-of-life care will be presented by Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. Dr. Joshua Grill from UCLA, discusses the neuroscience of music in dementia and an innovative intervention using personalized music with dementia residents in long-term care. Finally, an overview of the use of technology in the evaluation and care of AD patients will bring novel management ideas for caregivers and health care providers.

Day two will begin with the Leon Thal Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Randall Bateman of Washington University. He will discuss key learnings from the study of early-onset familial AD. This is followed by an update from Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne on the study of the heterogeneous group of Frontal Temporal Dementias (FTD).

A series of discussions on clinical care are designed to provide up-to-date and applied knowledge relevant to community practice. Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom will lead expert clinicians who will review dementia case studies that address: when to order neuroimaging; vascular factors and cognitive impairment; and sleep assessment and management. Dr. Dan Sewell, in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, will provide an overview of pharmacological behavior management. 


At the end of the course, conference participants should be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for the study of prevention of Alzheimer's disease and possible lifestyle interventions.
  • Discuss several current methods to detect preclinical changes in the brain that might predict future onset of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Answer the question: "Are we already preventing Alzheimer's disease?"
  • Communicate the importance of having a dementia diagnosis in the hospital record when a person is admitted.
  • Describe several innovative end of life care practices.
  • Discuss what has been learned by the study of early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease that has helped us understand the biology of the disease.
  • Describe how different cultures around the world perceive dementia and the stigma that is often associated with it.
  • Describe how a community physician would make the decision to order brain imaging studies for a possible dementia patient.
  • Discuss how sleep changes in aging and dementia.
  • Describe how medications can be used to manage behavioral symptoms in dementia.

Target Audience

Physicians, researchers, nurses, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, physician assistants, residential care and nursing home administrators, social workers and pharmacists. 

To register, please click here

For more information or additional questions, please contact the Continuing Education Center at (619) 543-7602 or ocme@ucsd.edu.

Webinar Hosted By AlzPossible: Lewy Body Dementia

Start Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:30pm

End Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:30pm


AlzPossible will be hosting a webinar series entitled, "The Other Dementias: Virtual Training and Active Learning on Non-Alzheimer's Dementias."

"Lewy Body Dementia" is the third webinar of this series, scheduled for May 29, 2014, from 1:30-2:30 pm ET.

Presenters: Charles Driscoll, MD, University of Virginia and Angela Taylor, Lewy Body Dementia Association
Moderator: E. Ayn Welleford, PhD, AGHEF, Virginia Commonwealth University

Intended Audience: The series addresses professional service providers which include medical doctors, registered nurses, social workers, geriatric care managers, gerontologists, gerontology students, counselors, ombudsman/patient advocates, and family caregivers.

For more information and to register, please visit www.alzpossible.org, or click hereA certificate of attendance is available.

This webinar will also be available via archive on the website for on-demand viewing at any time.