Stanford’s Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence and Brain Support Network are co-hosting this Lewy body dementia caregiving symposium. This is a hybrid event — some attending in-person on Stanford’s campus and many attending virtually.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
10am to 2pm PT (with a break for lunch – no speakers)
Space is limited, so please register now!
There are two ways to join — virtually (online) or in-person at Stanford.
What is “Lewy body dementia”? This is an umbrella term that includes Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. By definition, those diagnosed with probable LBD MUST have dementia, AND two of three other symptoms — parkinsonism (slowness, rigidity), visual hallucinations, or fluctuating cognition.
VIRTUAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Who should attend? Everyone is welcome — family caregivers, home care aides, healthcare professionals, anyone in the community interested in learning how to cope with Lewy body dementia, PD dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies.
$20/each – “pay-it-forward” ticket for yourself and sponsor a ticket
Is $10 is a financial hardship? Please let us know and we’ll provide a code for a free ticket.
Do have the financial means to sponsor someone else’s attendance? Please choose the “pay-it-forward” ticket level ($20).
Deadline of registering for the virtual symposium:
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:30am PT
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Stanford Center for Academic Medicine
453 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Doors Open: 9:30am
Parking is free and plentiful
Lunch is included
Who should attend in-person? We welcome those who are caring for a family member or friend with Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies.
$20/each – includes lunch
$40/each – “pay-it-forward” ticket for yourself and sponsor a ticket
Is $20 is a financial hardship? Please let us know and we’ll provide a code for a free ticket.
Do have the financial means to sponsor someone else’s attendance? Please choose the “pay-it-forward” ticket level ($40).
Deadline of registering for the in-person symposium:
Thursday, October 12, 2023, noon PT
(We need time to order lunches for attendees)
Visit a resource table with information from Stanford Neurology, Brain Support Network, Family Caregiver Alliance, and the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Stanford staff can tell you about research studies underway for which you or your family member may be eligible.
Worried about covid-19? The room is fairly spacious, with probably 4-feet between chairs. Some of the organizers will be wearing masks. Masks are not required but recommended. If you are still concerned, register to attend virtually!
Afterwards, visit the historic Stanford Cactus Garden, which is a short walk from the Center for Academic Medicine.
Our first speaker is Kathleen Poston, MD, Stanford. She’ll give an overview of Lewy body dementia — symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Next up is Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance. She will discuss communication challenges in the context of dementia and hallucinations/delusions.
After the lunch break, we’ll feature a panel of LBD caregivers. Some of the caregivers have already lost their loved ones, and the diagnosis of LBD was confirmed through brain donation. Many of the caregivers are members of Brain Support Network’s Lewy body dementia caregiver support group.
Within a few weeks of the event, we will email everyone who registered a list of resources from Stanford Neurology, Brain Support Network, Family Caregiver Alliance, and the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
The symposium will be recorded. We will share a link to the recording with everyone registered.
Questions? Please email Brain Support Network.