This conference is a forum for research scientists, clinicians, and other health care professionals to share the latest information from each of their disciplines. In addition to highlighting the progress made in the various areas of research, this conference will provide an opportunity for patients and caregivers to be exposed to new knowledge and to interact with researchers, clinicians and other patients and caregivers.
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The Whitworth's and their Associate, Rosemary Dawson are presenting the following poster on June 25th.
“Non-drug Approaches for Care Partners to Use When a Loved One Living with LBD has Behavioral Changes."
Presenters: Rosemary Dawson, Ed.D.; Helen Whitworth, MS, BSN; and Jim Whitworth, LBDA co-founder
For those of you unable to attend, or for those desiring a preview, we are providing you with the same information we will be presenting at the conference in downloadable format. Please Note: The following 2 documents are NOT recommended for download on a cellular device. These are very large files. Both files will open in separate browser windows
Presenting Poster (in PDF for download) : "Non-pharmacological Approaches to Address the Behavioral Changes in People Living with Lewy Body Dementia." NOTE: If downloading the poster to a computer, you will need to enlarge the file to read it.
Slide Presentation (Slide Presentation for download): " Non-pharmacological Approaches to Address the Behavioral Changes in People Living with Lewy Body Dementia." NOTE: The PDF requires Adobe Viewer.
Abstract on the materials presented, presenter biographies, and additional resources for download. These are smaller pdf's and will open in separate browser windows.
Informal Meeting at the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference
If you are a conference attendee who is living with LBD, a LBD care partner, or someone who supports both, do plan to attend this informal meeting. It will give many of us who have met online to meet in person and those who have met in person a chance to reconnect.
WHEN: Monday, June 24th directly after the last session at 4:30 pm until the all-conference reception that begins at 6:00 pm,
WHERE: In the Patient and Care Partner conference room
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People living with LBD, current and former LBD Care Partners, and people who support them (support group moderators and facilitators, Lewy Buddies, etc.). Spouses, family members, and others who are accompanying the above are also encouraged to attend.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This is an opportunity to mingle and network with others. We will also share some resources and information in an informal way.
RSVP or ANY QUESTIONS: RSVP is NOT required; just show up. However, if you want to let us know that you will be there or if you have any questions, please, email [email protected].
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