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Alzheimer’s Association 22nd Annual Educational Symposium



South Carolina Chapter

22nd Annual Educational Symposium

The symposium, Dementia: Making the Connection, will be held on Friday, August 15, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM, at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, (I-26 @ Piney Grove Road), Columbia. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration fees: $65 for Professionals desiring CEUs, $25 for all others

Featured Speakers

Aging and Neurological Disorders: Causes and Prevention presented by Dr. Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Ph.D.

Dr. Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Professor and Director for the Center on Aging at MUSC, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Granholm-Bentley is the founding director of the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Neuropathology Laboratory Brain Bank at MUSC. She recently received a grant award from the Alzheimer’s Association to study Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down Syndrome.

The ABC’s of Caregiver Stress: Attitude, Behaviors and Connections presented by Marianne Frederick, RPT, MHSA

In addition, Marianne Frederick, instructor, author, and Certified Dementia Educator, will explain the ABC’s of Caregiver Stress. One of the “many hats” she wears is as a physical therapist at the Cottages of Brushy Creek in Greer, SC., where she enjoys working with elders who have dementia.

Lunch Entertainment: “I Got You Babe” by Charlene and Nate Rhodes of Always Best Care of the Midlands

During lunch we will be treated to an encore performance of “I Got You Babe” from last years Jukebox Memories Event.  Last October at the Jukebox Memories fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Charlene and Nate Rhodes, owners of Always Best Care of the Midlands, debuted as “Sonny and Cher” in a hysterical performance that is still being talked about today.  Charlene and Nate have agreed to bring back Sonny and Cher for a bit of light-hearted entertainment during our lunch break this year at the Symposium.  They say laughter is the best medicine, and you’ll get a good dose of it with this performance.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 

Please register online at or call (803) 791-3430, toll free 800-272-3900.

To help family members attend – a no-cost, in-home sitter for a loved one with dementia can be arranged through the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more about this service, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.

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