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June 20-21, 2013, The Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College, Maryville, TN

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Presentations:

Thursday, June 20 (Day One) "Focus on the Individual with Dementia"

Caring for the Caregiver
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Daniel D. Christensen, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Care Transitions: Improving Care for Patients with Alzheimer's and Other Chronic Conditions
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Melissa Weeks, R.N.
QI Specialist
Qsource
Memphis, TN

Getting Through the Emotional Barriers to Help Families
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Viki Kind, M.A.
Clinical Bioethicist
KindEthics.com
Granada Hills, CA

Parting Thoughts: Palliative Care and Hospice for the Dementia Patient
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Gregory L. Phelps, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director
University of Tennessee Hospice
Knoxville, TN

Legal Issues Affecting Persons with Dementia
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Kelly G. Frere, C.E.L.A.
Guyton & Frere, Attorneys
Lenoir City, TN

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Activities
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David Troxel, M.P.H.
Writer and Long‐term Care Consultant
Sacramento, CA

Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer's Programs
Speaker requested that we not post presentation online
David Troxel, M.P.H.
Writer and Long‐term Care Consultant
Sacramento, CA

Friday, June 21 (Day Two) "Focus on the Science"

The Amnestic Dutchman
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Daniel D. Christensen, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Vital Brain Aging: An Approach to Cognitive Health Care
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William R. Shankle, M.S., M.D., FACP
Director of Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program,
Hoag Neurosciences Institute;
Medical Director,
Shankle Clinic
Newport Beach, CA

Differential Diagnosis in Dementia
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John H. Dougherty, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director
Cole Neuroscience Center,
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN

Falling Down: Falls and Gait Disorders in Older Adults
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Monica K. Crane, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine,
University of Tennessee Medical Center‐Knoxville,
Associate Director,
Senior Assessment Clinic
Director of Research,
Cole Neuroscience Center
Knoxville, TN

Lewy Body Dementia: Challenges and Management
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Karen A. Mullins, D.O.
Physician
Knoxville Neurology Clinic
Knoxville, TN

Frontotemporal Dementia Update: Diagnosis and Management
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Monica K. Crane, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine,
University of Tennessee Medical Center‐Knoxville,
Associate Director,
Senior Assessment Clinic
Director of Research,
Cole Neuroscience Center
Knoxville, TN

Parkinson's Disease and Premotor Symptoms
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Michelle L. Brewer, M.D.
Knoxville Neurology Clinic
Knoxville, TN