January Awareness Month
Alzheimer Awareness Month 5th Annual Conference
DATE: January 19, 2017
LOCATION: Murchison Center, Charlottetown
Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. 1 in 3 people are or know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or another related dementia. But dementia is more than just numbers. We are asking you to help us take a united stance in our efforts to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Through stories of people with the disease, caregivers and families, we will show how we’re connected to these people who are trying to find their way with dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Society of Prince Edward Island is joining our colleagues across the country in kicking off a nationwide campaign and asking Islanders to help make our communities more dementia friendly.
To help raise awareness, share our campaign message and support the 2,416 Islanders living with dementia, the Alzheimer Society is hosting our 5th Annual Alzheimer Awareness Conference!
ASPEI is ecstatic to announce and host some incredible presenters, including:
Dr. Stultz: Provincial Geriatrician
Rosanne Burke: Certified ‘Teepa Snow’ Trainer
Gordon MacNeilly: Brain Fitness Fun Instructor
Dementia Friends Panel
Dr. Annabelle Cohen: AIRS Director (Singing and Dementia)
Karen Jackson: UPSE President
Our conference starts at 8:30 and is guaranteed to be a day full of information, learning and interactive experiences in ASPEI’s effort to make our communities more dementia friendly. And because we ‘walk the walk’, our nutritional breaks and lunch will showcase healthy and delicious options.
A little more about one of our keynote speakers: Rosanne Burke
Rosanne Burke is a Certified Positive Approach™ to Dementia Care Trainer (under Teepa Snow) and the owner of Keji Consulting, a dementia education and training business. She teaches families and health care professionals specific skills and knowledge that transforms how they partner with a person who has dementia. The result is improved quality of life for everyone. Rosanne facilitates group workshops and is also available for private one-on-one coaching sessions. Three workshop opportunities are available to learn Teepa Snow's philosophy and care partnering techniques:
Workshop A: Normal aging/Not normal aging (includes information on dementia, brain changes, care partnering techniques such as Hand Under Hand)
Workshop B: Positive Physical Approach and Hand Under Hand
Workshop C: Teepa’s Gems
Rosanne has been a dementia care partner to her father over the last four years and is an active volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Society.
We are so excited to welcome Rosanne to our conference!
Last Updated: 01/23/17