Giving Back |Dementia Action Alliance
The 2019 Dementia Action Alliance Conference is coming up later this week on June 20th to 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is held ever other year. The theme for this years’ conference is “Re-Imagining Dementia: Engage | Empower | Enable.”
The last conference in 2017 our owner, Jayne Clairmont, had the opportunity to attend and speak at this unique conference. Clairmont noted the conference was truly unique as every aspect of the conference was centered on creating the richest learning and collaborating experience for those living with dementia as well as their care partners, families, and healthcare providers.
“The attendees are made up of a diverse blend of stakeholders. Most attendees are service providers such as home care, assisted living, nursing homes. Others besides people living with dementia and care partners are healthcare practitioners, researchers, academics, and Dementia Friendly community leaders,” said Karen Love, Executive Director of the Dementia Action Alliance.
Unfortunately, Jayne was not able to attend the conference this year but still wanted to be able to give something to the event. English Rose Suites & b♦home Home Care was able to contribute and help two people attend the conference by donating airfare to help a person living with dementia and their care partner travel to the conference.
“We are honored to support such a wonderful conference again and we truly are blessed to donate airfare miles to a person living with dementia and their care partner to travel to Atlanta, GA for the conference,” said Jayne Clairmont.
Each year the Dementia Action Alliance gives out around 25 “scholarships” that help people attend with both airfare costs and conference attendance cost covered. The scholarships allow those who may not normally have the opportunity to attend be able to go and truly make the most out of the event.
Love added that she hopes those who attend gain a better understanding on how to empower and support individuals and families live proactively with dementia.