This Virtual Conference will be on ZOOM. Please make sure you have downloaded the ZOOM app if needed.

Please REGISTER for the conference by clicking here. 

This two-part caregiver conference features Authors Helen and Jim Whitworth and Pat Snyder and Dr. Trey Bateman of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

This is the Inaugural Dr. Daniel Kaufer Memorial Caregiver Conference.   Dr. Daniel Kaufer served on the Dementia Alliance Board of Directors from 2006 until his death in July 2020.  Dr. Kaufer was a source of knowledge, answers and hope for the families he took care of over the years at UNC Memory Disorders Clinic, making each of them feel his undivided attention. 

His vision of what dementia care should be played out in not only his research but how he helped families every single day get the resources they needed and deserved.  

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina is honored to continue his legacy by establishing the Dr. Daniel  Kaufer Memorial Caregiver Conference and the Dr. Daniel Kaufer Memorial CARE Fund.

For many caregivers, the most stressful part of the dementia journey is managing behavioral changes.  This two-day conference will focus on  AWARENESS, ATTITUDE, and ACTION to increase behavioral understanding and empower your response. 

While looking at behaviors through a Lewy Body dementia lens, this on-line conference will help anyone who is experiencing behavioral challenges in dementia care.

Cost: Attendees - Free / Professionals with continuing education - $35

6.0 CEU's are offered through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation Adult Care Licensure Section. Visit for details about these credits. 


Conference Info & Agenda

links to view the presentations will be provided after the conference for those of you REGISTERED but unable to attend on the specified days and times

Day 1: Awareness & Attitude / 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (EST)

Session 1 - A Medical Approach to Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia with Dr. Trey Bateman

Session 2 - Dementia Related Behaviors: Choosing Awareness with Helen Whitworth

Session 3 - Your Attitude Can Change Your Story with Pat Snyder

Day 2: Action / 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (EST)

Session 1 - You Can Choose Your Actions with Helen Whitworth

Session 2 - Your Actions Can Change Your Story with Pat Snyder

Session 3 - Panel Discussion with Dr. Trey Bateman, Helen and Jim Whitworth, and Pat Snyder

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.

For more information about the conference, you can download the Conference Brochure by clicking the button below. The download link will open in a separate browser window. 

To visit the Conference Website, click the button below. The website will open in a separate browser window.

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 3 documents are NOT recommended for download on a cellular device. These are very large files. All 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.

PowerPoint Presentation (Presentation for download):  " Non-pharmacological Approaches to Address the Behavioral Changes in People Living with Lewy Body Dementia." NOTE: This is a very large file and requires the Microsoft PowerPoint program to view.

Abstract on the materials presented, presenter biographies, and additional resources for download. These are smaller pdf's and will open in separate browser windows.

The LBDtools Learning Center
Non Drug Options
The Disorders
Resources and Links
The Dementia's
Being a Responsive Care Partner

All books are written in the Whitworth's easy to read style, filled with well-supported facts and illustrated by personal examples.


This is a $88.70 value for a special price of $62.00

Get all four Award Winning books written by The Whitworth's, two of the most knowledgeable laymen of Lewy Body Disorders (LBD).

Their newest book, Responsive Dementia Care: Fewer Behaviors Fewer Drugs provides family and professional caregivers with tools for dealing with difficult dementia-related behaviors.

Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's & Lewy Body Dementia provides an overview of symptoms that can go  into LBD and information on how to deal with them.

A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first caregiver-oriented book to provide a thorough picture of the disease and is FREE with the purchase of this special.

Lewy Body Dementia Manual for Staff: An UPDATED Manual for Staff that makes a great gift for your home helper or care facility staff.

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