Memory Matters Symposium

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Meadowlark Memory Program is excited to announce the details of the second Memory Matters Symposium. This free educational opportunity for those in the Flint Hills region is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Holiday Inn at the Campus Ballroom. The goal of Memory Matters Symposium is to provide outreach and education about dementia and Alzheimer’s while also helping to encourage engagement and understanding; ultimately helping to destigmatize cognitive decline/changes. No reservations are required to attend this free event and you welcome to come and go as your schedule allows.

Schedule 
5 to 5:30 p.m. ~ Brain healthy appetizers & time to learn about local, community resources


5:30 p.m. ~ Presentation by Dr. Eric D. Vidoni. He will provide an overview and a more comprehensive education about dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as explain current treatment options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. He will also update the audience on regional and national research trials and how they could impact these populations.  Dr. Vidoni is the director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center (KU ADC). 


6:30 p.m. ~ Networking with local, community resources


7 p.m. ~ Sally King, MSY, LSCWS, LCSW) will continue the evening by expanding on Dr. Vidoni’s presentation in regards to how dementia/Alzheimer’s affects the whole person. She will suggest practical methods for caring for social and emotional well-being for those with dementia and for the caregivers. Mrs. King is a specialist in mental health counseling for adults and seniors where she has worked since 2001.  Presently, she maintains a small private practice, Sally King Consulting, and is recognized nationally as a trainer and speaker in trauma care and education. 

 

We are looking forward to another great Memory Matters Symposium and hope you will join us. 

For questions, please contact Michelle Haub, Memory Program Leader, at (785) 323-3899.