This summit, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, is a special event offered at no cost to caregivers and others who are affected by or come in contact with persons living with dementia. This can include spouses, partners, children, extended family, friends and caregivers of persons living with dementia. Healthcare providers, community service employees and students are welcome. This summit will be held at the UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Avenue, Oshkosh.
This dementia summit will focus on education, awareness and provide information on available resources. Keynote speakers include Martin J. Schreiber, former Governor of Wisconsin, and author of “My Two Elaines” and Diane M. Mosnik, clinical neuropsychologist. Mosnik will provide an overview on the different types of dementia and behavioral and communication strategies for the different types of dementia and will explain what a neuropsychological evaluation is and how it can help.
Online registration is requested, however not required for attendance. To Register: Go to www.aurora.org . Click on “Classes & Events” and search keyword “Dementia” or call (888) 863-5502.
This event is hosted by UW Oshkosh’s Center for Career Development and Employability Training and sponsored by Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh. Partners for this event include Aurora at Home, Winnebago County Department of Human Services and the Alzheimer’s Association.