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Conference Exploring
Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A conference for professionals, individuals with early
stage memory loss, family, and friends will be held in
Sandusky on Thursday, August 21. The program,
co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest
Ohio Chapter and Serving Our Seniors will be held 9:30
to 4:30 at Sandusky Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan
Road. The theme of the program is
Living a Full Life
After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related
and will have some topics of interest to
professionals, and other topics that are of greater interest
to families or persons who are, themselves, experiencing
life with dementia.
Keynote speaker, Lisa Snyder, L.C.S.W., has over
25 years experience in dementia-related counseling
and education. She is recognized nationally and
internationally for her work in early stage Alzheimer’s and
for understanding the experience from the perspective
of the person who is experiencing the disease. Lisa’s
newsletter, Perspectives, provides practical tips and
insights for persons in the early stage. This conference
is for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s and related
dementias as well as for anyone who interacts with
that person. Five CEUs will be offered for social
workers. Nurses may use SW CE. The cost is $50 for
professionals, $25 for students and STNAs, and FREE for
family caregivers and persons with memory loss. Space
is limited. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at
• By the year 2020 29.4% of Erie County will
be age 60+, compared to 12.7% in 1990
• Serving Our Seniors is solely funded by
the Erie County Senior Services Tax Levy
& Private Donations
• Our advocacy is dedicated to empowering
older people to maintain their independence
• Every dollar donated is used for direct
assistance to senior citizens in Erie County
• You rely on us and we rely on you – as you
can – please donate so we can help each
other age independently – and with dignity.
Serving Our Seniors is
Making Erie County A
for Aging Independently
Compassionate Community