Caregiver Conference

Jun 7, 2022
Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND

Redefining Memory Loss:

Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia, and Dementia Care

Chances are good that someone in your life will be affected by dementia – a neighbor, a friend, or even a loved one. Or, perhaps you are a professional serving people living with dementia. Knowing what you should do can be confusing, as you sort through the unending stream of information from doctors, authors and experts. This conference will help you re-focus on what the person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia needs you to know. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the day, concluding with a panel of experts who will be sharing experiences, strategies and insights.


Registration Info:

Register: Online here or send Registration form with check to Memory Cafe PO Box 883 Fargo, ND 58107
Registration is required by May 27.   Cost: $30 Community Members | $60 For Professionals (ND LSW CEUs 4 hrs)
After May 27/Walk-in Registration Fee Cost: $45 Community Members | $75 For Professionals (ND LSW CEUs 4 hrs)
Conference Materials, Lunch, Snacks & Refreshments Included


Keynote Speaker: Erin Bonitto

Erin is a nationally-known dementia educator and dementia communication coach who is the founder of Gemini Consulting in Cold Spring, MN. Erin spends most of her time in skilled nursing homes, assisted living centers and memory care neighborhoods – helping team members become the very best dementia communicators that they can be. Erin also provides impactful education and coaching to family caregivers. Erin has always cherished opportunities to connect with families, but a recent diagnosis of dementia in her own family has added a depth to her knowledge that only those who have a loved one with dementia can understand. Erin knows what it is to simultaneously grieve the person’s losses while celebrating their remaining strengths. Erin is a Certified Activity Director and holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology, but she’ll tell you that most everything she has ever learned about dementia has been in the real world.


Full Conference Schedule

8:30 – 9:15am Registration
Silent Auction & Vendor Exhibits Open

9:15 – 10:00am Welcome & Introductions

10:00 – 11:30am Session 1: Deepening our Understanding of the Disease

11:30am – 12:15pm Lunch
Silent Auction & Vendor Exhibits Open

12:15 – 12:45pm Video & Testimonies

12:45 – 2:00pm Session 2: Strategies for Promoting True Well Being

2:00 – 2:15pm Break
Silent Auction & Vendor Exhibits Open

2:15 – 3:30pm Session 3: From the Inside Out: Panel Discussion & Q&A

3:30 – 4:00pm Closing

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