Presenter Resources

2017 Presenter Resources

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current update: September 18 – 9:40a.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017



Keynote:  Title: “Caregiving Collaborations: Increasing Family and Community Capacity” Heather M Young, delivered by: Deborah H Ward

Panel 1: New Insights About What Works and What Doesn’t in Geriatric Mental Health
Behavioral and Psychosocial Interventions – Pat Areán
Psychotropic Medications – Stephen Thielke
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Emily Trittschuh

Panel 2: Primary Care Liaisons: A Novel Strategy for Enhancing Primary Care of Older Adults

Panel 3: Revolutionizing Senior Care with In-Home Medication Coaching

Sessions 4 & 7: State of the Science: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Research Update on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias – Thomas Grabowski
Preparing Our State for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Bob LeRoy
Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias – Bob LeRoy

Panel 5: Multiple Perspectives on Healthy Aging

Session 6: Perspectives on Elder Abuse in the Digital Age – Jullie Gray

Session 8: Closing the Gap: Cultural Competency in the Elder Care Setting

Panel 9: Health Care Considerations for Older Adults in Rural Communities
Susan Engels – Community Living Connections
Sheila Brandenburg – Heartstone Life Coaching


FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017

Keynote: The Coming Aging of the Next America: Diversity, Generations and the 2016 Presidential Election of AgingFernando Torres-Gil

Panel 10: Diverse Perspectives on Caregiving

Panel 11: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Elder Health Services
Benjamin Miller – Chronic Health Conditions in Northern Tanzania

Session 12: State of the Science: How Does Vitamin D Impact the Health of Older Adults? Supplemental Handout
Lingtak-Neander Chan

Sessions 13 & 16: State of the Science: A Comprehensive Analysis of Medical Marijuana for Older AdultsJennifer Kapur

Panel 14: Supportive Decision Making in Guardianship Relationships

Panel 15: Artistic Expression for Persons Living with Dementia
Re-ignite the Mind with Improvisation & Play Pam Nolte
Impact of the Frye Art Museum’s here:now Program on Quality of Life and Relationships – Lee Burnside

Panel 17: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Early Dementia: Strategies for Health and Empowerment
Living Well with Dementia: Recognizing and Addressing the Impact of Stigma – Deborah O’Connor

Panel 18: Age-Friendly Communities: The Movement to Create Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old
Building Communities for All Ages – Kavan Peterson
Age Friendly SeattleSteve Lee

Closing Keynote: OLD ≠ SICK: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
Ashton Applewhite

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