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AFTD 2013 Education Conference
and Annual Meeting
Fri Apr 12, 2013 | Marriott at City Creek (75 S. West Temple, SLC)
Join AFTD and the University of Utah for a day of education and networking! The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) will hold their 2013 Annual Meeting and Education Conference in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday April 12th at the Marriott at City Creek.
Registration is OPEN until April 5th! To register, please visit www.theaftd.org. Information for travel grants for patients and caregivers is available on the website.
AFTD's Annual Meeting and Education Conference is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with FTD, care providers, and professionals who treat FTD and related dementias.
The day's program will include hot topics, breakout sessions for patients and caregivers, and a keynote by CACIR Director Dr. Norman Foster about the latest trends and developments in FTD care and research. The AFTD Board will host a reception that evening — stay for food, drink and conversation with conference speakers, the AFTD Board and Staff, and most importantly, each other. To download a flyer with all the details, click here or visit www.theaftd.org for complete details.
The Alzheimer's Association &
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera present:
Making Sense of Alzheimer's
Sat May 4, 2013, starting at 6:30pm | Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple, SLC)
The Making Sense of Alzheimer's collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association and the Utah Symphony I Utah Opera began four years ago to increase concern and awareness regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Utah. This unique collaboration recognizes the immense potential of music to impact the quality of life for individuals with dementia. Music is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to familiarity, predictability and feelings of security. Seeing and hearing professional musicians perform has a positive effect on functionality with these individuals and often encourages reminiscence, conversations and endearing connections otherwise forfeited.
In past years, this collaborative effort has focused on Alzheimer's caregivers, care recipients, families, children, assisted living facilities and Salt Lake County Youth Services. This year the focus is on physician outreach for enhancing dementia care, awareness and support in the community starting with the physician and his clinical staff.
This year's Making Sense of Alzheimer's event will feature a reception at Abravanel Hall at 6:30pm, followed by a special presentation at 7:00pm by Dr. Dean M. Hartley, Director of Science Initiatives for the Alzheimer's Association. This will be followed by the Pops Concert featuring John William's music at 8:00pm.
Complimentary tickets are available for physicians/researchers and partners. For tickets or information about the event, please contact Sylvia Brunisholz at (801) 265-1944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musicians from the Utah Symphony I Utah Opera will also volunteer their talent and time to perform at eight assisted living communities throughout the month of May. These events are open to the community, residents and families of care recipients. The Utah Symphony I Utah Opera is also offering complimentary tickets to five performances for care recipients. For more information, visit the Utah Symphony I Utah Opera at usuo.org.
Funding for this event is provided by the Alfred and Frances Ross Foundation of Park City.
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This Page Last Updated: Mar 27, 2013