How does one re-imagine life with Dementia? The 2017 Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) North American Conference’s key focus is on those living with dementia on a daily basis and using their stories to gain an insight of life with dementia. The DAA Conference will give participants an understanding of dementia through a unique perspective – through the eyes of those experiencing Dementia firsthand. Allowing their stories to be heard in hopes to help those individuals and individuals caring for them.
“The conference features over 80 outstanding speakers including Teepa Snow, Al Power, Jayne Clairmont, and Sherry Dupuis. The program is expansive with sessions covering six tracks: Optimizing Well-Being; Enriching Life Through Technology; Life Affirming Care Partnering Practices; Fostering Creative Expression; Changing the Status Quo; and Engaging State and Local Communities. No one who cares about individuals living with dementia will want to miss this important conference in Atlanta,” said Karen Love, Executive Director Dementia Action Alliance.
Jayne Clairmont, CEO of English Rose Suites & b♦home Home Care and nationally recognized dementia expert, will be speaking at the conference on June 27th.
She plans to share her knowledge and experience about the environments of caregiving and the impact it has on well-being by giving insight on how to differentiate great dementia care by describing environments like English Rose Suites and b♦home Home Care.
“What makes this conference unique on many levels is the number of people living with dementia who will not only be in attendance, but also sharing their knowledge and insight. The gift of learning from people living with dementia is going to be of great value. It creates a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn, and share with others,” said Clairmont.
Clairmont is looking forward to seeing the wonderful friends and mentors she has met and made throughout the years and the opportunity to gain new friends and mentors in the amazing dementia community.
“The community that has been built around this is astounding,” said Clairmont.
“The Re-Imagine Life with Dementia conference is bringing together dozens of people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners from all over the U.S. and Canada along with so many dedicated and caring dementia service and support providers, health care practitioners, policymakers, community leaders and other advocates for collective discussions and interactions. Everyone will gain valuable insights, different perspectives and likely come away with new friendships. The conference will be an important springboard to advance understanding and make progress,” said Love.
The 2017 Dementia Action Alliance North American conference will be held June 25th – June 27th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Buckhead Hotel. For more information on the Dementia Action Alliance and the 2017 North American Conference visit their website here.
With so many inspiring and knowledgeable people in attendance, it is sure to be a positive and inspiring experience.