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Understanding Dementia Conference 2016

On February 12, 2016, The Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey will host a one of a kind event in Dalton. Nationally known speakers will be presenting much needed information regarding how to work with individuals who have diminished or diminishing capacity. Our speakers include:

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland Baltimore county (UMBC), Professor of Psychiatry, part time, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a member of the Berman Bioethics Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He was the founding director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the first holder of the Richman Family Chair in Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His career has focused on the psychiatric and behavioral symptoms of neurological diseases including the dementias, as well as geriatric mood disorders, and serious mental illness in the elderly. He has published more than 300 articles and book chapters and is an author or co-author of 8 books including the 36_Hour Day, Practical Dementia Care, The Why of Things, and Getting Old without Getting Anxious.

Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, professional speaker and hospice volunteer.  Her award winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can't, guides families and professionals who are making decisions for those who have lost capacity.  Viki is known as “The People’s Bioethicist,” because she is a rare individual who bridges two worlds, that of the health care professional and of the family struggling to make the right decision. She is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association and has been a caregiver for many years for six members of her family.

If you would like more information about the conference, or to stay up to date regarding conference events, see http://www.mcguffey.net/2016conference.

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