Education Conference

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is pleased to present its
22nd Annual Dementia Education Conference

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center

Uncasville, CT

Directions to the Venue

Mohegan Property Map

Throughout the years, the Alzheimer's Association has united experts worldwide to present the latest information in dementia care practices to professionals, family members and persons living with the disease in Connecticut and surrounding states. Our goal is to share best practices and creative interventions for the care, treatment and preservation of the quality of life of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Join us as we reflect on past accomplishments, integrate the present and envision a future of a world without Alzheimer's disease.



Keynote Session

Perspectives from the Alzheimer's Association:
Research Updates and the Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

This presentation will address the current state of the field in Alzheimer's research, highlight Alzheimer's Association's sponsored research projects and discuss the importance of under-represented populations in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials.

Presented by: Maria C. Carrillo, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Medical & Scientific Relations Division, Alzheimer's Association

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D. Bio

Grow your market visibility with a wide range of sponsorship options, see packet below for details!

Click here for the 2019 Sponsorship package!

Take advantage of a great opportunity to showcase your programs and services to over 700 decision makers and dementia care specialists. The Connecticut Chapter Dementia Education Conference attracts caregivers and professionals from a wide array of care settings including nursing homes, assisted living, hospital and acute care settings, adult day health, community based programs, home care, rehabilitation centers, hospice and educational institutions.

2019 GOLD Sponsors

2019 SILVER Sponsors

Apple Rehab
National Health Care Associates, Inc.

2019 Audio Visual Sponsor

2019 Exhibitors


Arden Courts of Avon & Farmington

A Recipe For Your Life

Artis Senior Living

Assisted Living Services, Inc.

Assisted Living Technologies

Athena Health Care Systems

Benchmark Senior Living

Bristol Hospital

Companions & Homemakers

Companions for Living, LLC

Connecticut Pharmacy

Constellation Health Services

Euro-American Connections & Homecare

Genesis Healthcare

FCP Live-In

Hartford Healthcare Senior Services

Home Helpers

Home Instead Senior Care

Keogh, Burkhart & Vetter

LCB Senior Living

Life Molecular Imaging

Live-In Home Care



The Next Street Driver Rehab Services

Pustola & Associates Engineers/Constructors, LLC

Reading2Connect, LLC

Safeguard Security

The Saybrook at Haddam

The Shoreline of Clinton

TransCon CT (The Greens at Cannondale, The Greens at Greenwich, Wilton Meadows)

Visiting Angels

Workers' Compensation Trust

Weatherby & Associates, PC

Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Planning on staying the night?


A limited amount of rooms at the Earth Tower have been reserved at a rate of $149.00 on April 3, 2019.

All rooms are subject to applicable taxes, currently 15%, and a $18.00 facility fee.

The group rate is available until March 27, 2019.

Please click here and follow directions to reserve a room.

Scooter Rentals

Mohegan Sun is proud to offer scooter (ECV) rentals to guests. The scooters are available for $30.00 per day. You are welcome to request a scooter from a Coatroom Attendant at any of the coatrooms during their normal hours of operation. Please note that a scooter is not guaranteed without a reservation and is subject to availability. You are welcome to call the reservation center locally at 860.862.8125 or toll free at 1.888.320.4577 if there are any questions or if you would like further information. To make a reservation in advance, please click here.

2019 Faculty List

For a complete list of faculty and presenters, please click here.

Caregiver scholarships provided by AARP

If you are a family member in need of financial assistance, please contact Scholarships are offered on a first come first serve basis. Participation in the "I Heart Caregivers" program is not required to receive a scholarship.


Your Family Caregiving Story Inspires Us All.

AARP believes family caregivers like you aren't celebrated or supported nearly enough. Thanks to you, older parents, spouses and other loved ones can live independently in their homes and communities. Every day, you deliver medicine. You deliver meals. You deliver love. Share your family caregiving story with AARP so we can deliver for you - fighting for more support, help at home, workplace flexibility, training relief, and much more.

Sharing your story can make a difference. It will help us continue to fight for more support, help at home, workplace flexibility, training and relief. Visit us at the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Education Conference at the Mohegan Sun on April 4th where you can share your story with us.

You can learn more about AARP's "I Heart Caregivers" initiative as well as share your story and photo online at

Continuing Education Credits (CEC's)

Available for Nurses, CT Nursing Home Administrators, Physicians and Social Workers

**If you are not sure if you require CEC's, please check with your certifying/licensing organization. A general certificate of attendance sometimes meets requirements for re-certification/licensing.


This activity has been submitted to the Connecticut Nurses' Association (CNA) for approval to award contact hours. The Connecticut Nurses' Association (CNA) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing Home Administrators

Application has been approved by LeadingAge Connecticut for 4.75 NHA Credit Hours. LeadingAge Connecticut has been granted authority by the State of Connecticut to issue Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for educational programs that support learning objectives for nursing home administrators.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) through the joint providership of Hartford HealthCare and Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter. Hartford HealthCare is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hartford HealthCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

**If applying for CME's, participants MUST sign in at the registration area in the morning. Please provide a legible email address in order to receive CME credit. Electronic evaluations will be e-mailed to each CME applicant post conference and you will receive CME credit when the electronic evaluations are returned**
Please note: Certificates will not be distributed for Physicians the day of the conference.

Social Workers

Application has been submitted for this program to be approved for Continuing Education Credit hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT. If approved, this program will meet the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal. Connecticut

2019 Dementia Education Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to our Planning Committee who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the education conference is the best it can be!

For a complete listing of Planning Committee members, click here.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our community partners KOTA, a Mohegan LDI Enterprise and the Mohegan Tribe, for making it possible to host our annual conference at the beautiful resort of Mohegan Sun.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and by 2050, without a cure, this number may reach 16 million. In Connecticut alone there are 74,000 individuals living with the disease and 177,000 unpaid caregivers. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, treated or cured. With one in eight Americans over 65 living with Alzheimer's, it is likely that you already know someone impacted by the disease. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is the primary source of information and support to the thousands of Connecticut residents dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. With offices across the state in Norwalk, Norwich, New Milford, Hamden and our main office in Southington, we are able to offer our communities 24/7 Helpline support 1.800.272.3900, family training seminars, care consultations, Safe Return training, support groups and educational programs for both healthcare professionals and caregivers. The Chapter has influenced public policy changes and has provided support to Alzheimer's and dementia research in the hope of finding a cure.

For additional information, please visit our website.

Contact Us

Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
Questions? Please contact our main office in Southington.


Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT, USA

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