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Alzheimer’s Disease Workshops Set Oct. 21 in Laramie

October 13, 2016

Two workshops focused on Alzheimer’s disease will take place Friday, Oct. 21, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Conference Center, located at 2229 Grand Ave. in Laramie. The workshops are free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Center on Aging, housed at UW, sponsors the workshops in partnership with the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the UW College of Law’s Estate Planning Practicum.

The first workshop is designed for the public, family members and caregivers.

The schedule is as follows:

7:30-8 a.m. -- Workshop registration. 

8-8:45 a.m. -- “Basics of Dementia, Management and Treatment,” Tonja Woods, UW School of Pharmacy associate dean and certified geriatric pharmacist.

9-10:30 a.m. -- “Behavior and Communication: Tips and Basic Skills,” Kyle Page, geriatric psychologist in Cheyenne.

10:30-10:45 a.m. -- Break with refreshments.

10:45-11:30 a.m. -- “Advanced Decisions and Planning for the Future,” Kelly Davis, attorney, Davis Elder Law Office in Cheyenne.

11:30-11:45 a.m. -- Wrap-up.

In conjunction with the workshops, UW Estate Planning Practicum students will consult on various legal topics, including wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives from 9 a.m.-noon. Workshop attendees can sign up for an appointment at the registration table.

The second workshop is intended for health care and legal professionals.

The schedule is as follows:

Noon-12:30 p.m. -- Workshop registration.

12:30-2:30 p.m. -- “Assessing Medical Consent Capacity: A Clinician’s Perspective,” Kyle Page, geriatric psychologist in Cheyenne.

2:30-3 p.m. -- Break with refreshments.

3-4:45 p.m. -- “Working with Diminished Capacity Individuals in Estate and Healthcare Planning,” Kelly Davis, attorney, Davis Elder Law Office in Cheyenne.

4:45-5 p.m. -- Wrap-up and evaluation.

For more information and to register for the workshops, visit www.uwyo.edu/wycoa, email wycoa@uwyo.edu, or call (307) 766-2829.


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