Presentations

2015

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care meeting "True Hope", "Namaste Care" , Chicago, IL.

"Decreasing Antipsychotics with Meaningful Activities for Residents with Advanced Dementia: Namaste Care." Annual Meeting of the American Medical Directors Association, Louisville, KY.

2014

"Unraveling the Mysteries of Alzheimer's disease", the American Center sponsored by the American Embassy, Prague, CZ.

"Quality of Live For People with Advanced Dementia", Czech Psychiatric Congress, Spindleruv Nlyn, CZ.

"Living Not Just Existing with Alzheimer’s Disease", (breakout for caregivers), & "Quality of Life for People with Advanced Dementia” (breakout for professionals), Alzheimer's Association Richmond, VA. Chapter. Research & Care Conference, Richmond, VA.

"End of Life Care for People with Dementia; Understanding the Namaste Approach", international teleconference, University Campus of Suffolk, UK.

"Making the Sunset As Good As the Sunrise" Keynote Address, Breakout, The Namaste Care Program for People with Advanced Dementia", Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association.

2013

"The Power of Loving Touch" Keynote Address, Breakout, "Implementing Namaste Care in the Nursing Home", "Implementing Namaste Care in Hospice Organizations", Illinois State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2013 Conference, Naperville, IL.

"Communication in Dementia", "Providing Quality of Life for Residents with Advanced Dementia at the End of Life: the Namaste Care Programme", 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Prague, Czech Republic.

"Namaste-comfort and dignity in advanced dementia", "The Club", "Meaningful Activities for People with Moderate Dementia", "Celebrating Care Homes: What Works", St. Christopher's Hospice Care Home Conference, London, UK.

"Care for Residents with Advanced Dementia", American College of Health Care Administrators, 2013 Convocation, Orlando, FL.

2012

"The End of Life Namaste Care Programme" workshop for Dementia Care Matters, London, England

"Meeting challenges in palliative care: Lessons from around the world", Royal Society of Medicine, London, England.

"Namaste: An end-of-Life Programme for People with Dementia", Accord Hospice, Glasgow, Scotland.

"Quality of Life at the End of Life: Namaste Care" St. Christopher�s hospice London England

"Making Visits Count, All Ages All Stages", "Namaste Care in the Home" and Implementing Namaste Care: Quality of Life at the End of Life" 27th Annual Alzheimer�s Regional Conference Seattle WA.

"The Memory Enhancement Program", "The Club" and "Namaste Care", Webinars for Ohio Assisted Living Association for independent living and assisted living communities.

2011

"A Touch for all Seasons", Jewish Healing Network of Chicago annual conference, Hospice Helps: Innovative Clinical Practices in End-of-Care, Skokie, IL.

"Namaste Care: Quality of Life at the End Of Life", Annual Conference Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, VA.

"The Club", "Namaste Care", South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations 85th annual convention, Rapid City, SD.

"Honoring the Spirit Within", St. Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK.

"Implementing the Namaste Care Program", sponsored by the Hesso Ombudsman Program, Foxboro, MA.

"Strategies to Improve End-of-Life Care For End Stage Dementia", Continuing Education Credits for presentation sponsored by Seasons Hospice, San Diego, CA., Pasadena, CA., FT. Worth, TX., Dallas, TX., Detroit, MI., Chicago, IL., Boston, MA.

"Ethical Issues in Long Term Care", & "Culture Change: Sharing Ideas, Challenges & Triumphs, AMDA Spring Conference, Tampa, FL.

"Namaste Care: Quality of Life at the End of Life", Workshop, St. Francis Healthcare System, Honolulu, HI.

2010

"Managing Behaviors While Preserving Your Resident's Quality of Life", Network HealthCare's Winter Weekend Escape, Braselton, GA.

"Quality of Life at the End of Life: Namaste Care" & "A Ray of Hope for People Living with AD and their Care Partner, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, Hartville OH.

"The Memory Enhancement Program for People with Mild Memory Loss", "The Club For People with Moderate Dementia & "Namaste Care for People Advanced Dementia", Ohio Assisted Living Summer Conference, Columbus OH.

Keynote Speech, "Riding The Wave of the Future of Long Term Care, Culture Change; A Journey Not a Destination" - Five days of presentations on end-of-life care to nursing homes, assisted living communities, the Alzheimer's Association, Grand Rounds,University of Hawaii, AMDA, Honolulu HI.

"Culture Change: What is it and What is the Medical Directors Role in Implementation and Evaluation of its Effectiveness", American Medical Directors Association, Golden Opportunities Long Term Care Medicine, Long Beach, CA.

"Managing Behaviors While Preserving Your Resident's Quality of Life", Network HealthCare's Winter Weekend Escape, Braselton, GA.

2009

"Namaste: Caring for Persons with End-Stage Dementia in LTC Settings", The Art & Science of Palliative Medicine, Hospice of the Blue Grass Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

"Quality of Life at the End of Life: Namaste Care", workshops, keynote presentations & seminars in Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart Australia

"Namaste Program" for People with Dementia, , Thinking Beyond the Concept of Advanced Directives, Symposium, University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"End of Life Namaste Program", workshop & keynote "Grandma Joyce & The Magic Tape Recorder" Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, annual conference, Portland ME.

"A Ray of Hope for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and their Care Partners", Caregiver Expo Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership 5th Biennial, Pittsfield MA.

"The Namaste Care Approach for End-of-Life Care" workshop and "Grandma Joyce & The Kids" Keynote Alzheimer's Association "The Many Faces of Dementia 2009: Exploring The Journey", 16th Annual Spring Education Conference Charlotte NC

"Treatment of Behavioral Complications of Dementia: a Comprehensive multi-disciplinary Care Approaches" panel presentation, "The Sky's The Limit" AMDA Annual Symposium Charlotte NCM

2008

"Namaste Care” & "A Ray of Hope for the Person with Dementia and their Care Partner" Keynote presentations Alzheimer's Association Indianapolis IN chapters Fall Conference "The Journey of Caregiving" Bloomington IN & Indianapolis IN

"The Namaste Care Approach for End-of-Life Care" General Session, Best practices In Dementia Care 7th Annual Alzheimer's Education Conference Alzheimer's Association Centeral and Weston Virginia Chapter Harrisonburg Virginia.

"Quality of Life at the End of Life for People with Advanced Dementia" Annual Fall Conference Best practices in End-of-Life Care: Focus on Dementia. Hospice of the Bluegrass Cincinnati OH

"Namaste Care Program", The 7th Annual Seminar by the Sea”, Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

"Hope For A Person With Dementia and Their Care Partner", St. Leonard's CCRC Community Presentation Dayton OH

"Namaste Care: Quality of Life at the End of Life for People With Advanced Dementia", CEU Presentation for the Alzheimer's Chapter Dayton OH.

"Namaste Care: Quality of Life for People with Advanced Dementia", "Finding Joy in Your Role as a Care Partner" & "Culture Change Without a Budget: Making a Silk Purse Out of an Old Nursing Home", Vermont Healthcare Association Annual Fall Conference and trade Show Fairlee Vermont

"Namaste Care Workshop" One Day Conferences, Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard

"Lifestyle Seminars", Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hill, Basking Ridge, NJ. Keynote speaker "Ray of Hope: For Care Partners of People with a Dementia Inducing Illness"

"I'm Still Here" Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Conference", Alexandria LA. Keynote speaker. Keynote speaker "A Ray of Hope: Quality of Life for People with Dementia and Their Care Partner".

"Providing Quality Medical and Psychosocial Care for Residents with Advanced Dementia", American Medical Directors Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

"Fall Prevention in Person's with Dementia: Challenges and Solutions", USF Health & Department of Veterans' Affairs James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Clearwater FL.

"Quality of Life for people With Advanced Dementia", Keynote Address, Alzheimer's Association, Gainesville, FL.

"A Ray of Hope: Help for the Caregiver", Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL.

"Providing Quality Medical and Psychosocial Care for Residents with Advanced Dementia", American Medical Directors Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

"Namaste". "The Club", "The Memory Enhancement Program", "Grandma Joyce & The Kids", the South Carolina Activity Professionals Association, Columbia, SC.

2007

"Namaste Care End-of-Life Program Workshop", Seattle, Washington Association of Housing and Services for the Aging.

"Making Visits Count" & "Namaste Care for People with Advanced Dementia", Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, Dayton OH, Annual Conference

"Namaste Care" and "Making Visits Count All Ages All Stages", at the End of Life: Dimensions of Dementia Creating a Successful Partnership Through the Journey", the Alzheimer's Association Springfield MO.

"Stay Active with The Club: Continuous Quality Activities" and Namaste Care a Quality of Life Program for People with Advanced Dementia", Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH.

"Dementia Care: Namaste" Gerontological Conference, Prague Czech Republic.

"Holistic Programming for People With Advanced Dementia", Interdisciplinary Conference for Professionals", Alzheimer's Association Marlborough MA.

"Namaste Care Quality of Life for People with Advanced Dementia", Alzheimer's Association Conference, Seattle WA.

"Namaste Care Quality of Life for People with Advanced Dementia" Advancing palliative & end-of-life Hospice Institute Louisville KY.

2006

"Late Stage Dementia", Alzheimer's Association Leadership Conference, Chicago IL.

"Grandma Joyce & The Kids", 9th Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Conference, For the Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Mashpee, MA.

"Namaste Care", Building Bridges: Interdisciplinary Paths to Palliative & End of Life Care for People with Diverse Conditions, USF Tampa, FL.

"The Memory Enhancement Program", Alzheimer's National Education meeting , Atlanta, GA.

"Quality of life in Advanced Dementia", symposium, Alzheimer's National Education meeting Atlanta, GA.

2005

"Namaste Holistic Care for Terminal Dementia" with Dr. Volicer, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 6th Clinical Team Conference, Atlanta, GA.

"Namaste: Holistic Program for Residents with Advanced Dementia", American Medical Directors Association 28th Annual Symposium, with Dr. Volicer, New Orleans, LA.

2004

"The Odd Couple; Physician and Social Worker, Research To Practice", Massachusetts Alzheimer's Chapter Interdisciplinary Conference, with Dr. Volicer M.D., PhD. Marlborough, MA.

"Improving Dementia Care In LTC Facilities" American Medical Directors Association, Phoenix, AZ.

2003

"The Club" Carl Vinson Veterans Hospital, Dublin, GA.

"The Odd Couple; Research To Practice The Club" with Dr. Volicer M.D. PhD National Alzheimer's Education Meeting, Chicago, IL.

"Decreased Use of Psychotropic Medications by continuous Activity Programming: The Club", Annual Meeting Michigan AMDA, Michigan City, MI.

"Decreased Use of Psychotropic Medications by continuous Activity Programming: The Club", American Medical Directors Association Annual Symposium, Orlando, FL.

2002

"The Club", 8th International Congress on Alzheimer's Disease, Stockholm Sweden

"The Club" American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C.

"Concerned About Memory Loss", 2002 Governor's Prevention Conference, Killington, VT

"The Club" and "Making Visits Count" workshops, Annual Connecticut Education Conference, Cromwell, CT.

"Alzheimer's Disease: The Challenge of Working with the Family", Nebraska Assisted Living Association, Grand Island, NE.

"Living With Grief: Loss In Later Life", video conference panelist Hospice Foundation of America, Potomac, MD.

"Sharing A Vision", keynote speaker, Annual Statewide Conference of Alzheimer's Disease for Healthcare Professionals, Princeton, NJ.

"The Club: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Activity Programming" National Association of Activity Professionals Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

2001

"A Ray of Hope" Keynote address, Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, Portland Maine.

"A Ray of Hope For People With Alzheimer's Disease: Using Current Research to Create Meaningful Programs", One day workshop for the Connecticut Association for the Therapeutic Recreation Directors. Inc.

"Families as Decision-Makers about the Intensity of Care of Elderly Patients: The Patient, the Family the Professionals Making the Collaborative Decision, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL.

"Making Visits Count, All Ages, All Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease", National Association of Activity Professionals Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT.

2000

A Ray of Hope for People With Memory Loss", Gerontological Society of Utah,