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Dementia is a State of Mind-2019 Inaugural Conference
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This conference is designed to bring together people living with dementia, family members providing support and care, professionals serving and supporting people living with dementia, program innovators, dementia internet educational providers, PAC certified personnel and others; to learn from one another to develop new awareness, knowledge, and skill to better communicate, interact, and build relationships that improve life and well-being for all involved.

11/18/2019 to 11/19/2019
When: November 18-19, 2019 (Pre-conference November 17)
Where: Embassy Suites
Cary, North Carolina 
United States
Contact: Deborah Tyler Newsom

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Dementia is a State of Mind-2019 Inaugural Conference 

The pre-conference offers a stage show of vignettes to spotlight the PAC Skills that will be used to enhance the learning experience for all attending. Throughout the conference there are three tracks of programs across 22 sessions. The opening and closing will be offered by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA in collaboration with three people living with various forms and states of dementia. There are over 24 speakers from across the United States and the world, who will be providing insights and perspectives designed to help others in changing the culture of support and care for those living with some form of brain change.

Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to: • Recognize the sustained abilities of a person living with dementia. • Describe the barriers and challenges to living life fully engaged once symptoms are present. • Explore PAC methods and approaches; including communication, approach techniques, and hands-on helping strategies. • Discuss implementation of PAC methods and approaches to enhance the lives of a person living with dementia and PAC skills aware care partners. • Identify creative models for integrating PAC methods and approaches throughout the range of living and caring environments. 

Wake AHEC will provide up to 10.25 Contact Hours to Participants 

PAC Conference CE Program