Dementia Conference & Training

Dementia Trailblazer Conference
September 9 & 10, 2019
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917

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Blazing the trail for person-centered relationship-based supports and services for persons living with dementia. Engaging persons living with dementia, care partners, professionals and the community at large in the development of a dementia capable Michigan through education and empowerment.

  • Opening Remarks by James Balda, President & CEO, Argentum
  • Reframing Challenging Behaviors by Seeing the Whole Picture with Teepa Snow, International Trainer and Mark Roberts, Person Living Well with Dementia
  • To Whom I May Concern an interactive, storytelling performance by individuals living with dementia. This powerful program will be the focal point of the conference.
  • Re-thinking Dementia: A Well-Being Approach & Caring, Communicating, and Decoding Distress with Dr. Allen Power, Geriatrician, Author, & International Educator
  • Networking and Speaker Reception followed by an evening performance of Keynote Karaoke by Dr. Anne Basting of TimeSlips
  • Revolutionizing Dementia Care with panelists Mason Mills, Film Producer; Brian LeBlanc Person Living Well with Dementia; Jacquelyn Pogue Care Partner; and Mary Jo Johnson Gibbons, Assisted Living Provider
  • Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness with award-winning educator Michael Verde
  • The Future’s So Bright: The Intersection of Technology & Aging, with a dementia twist with Jack York the co-founder of It’s Never 2 Late and technology experts Mike Belleville and Brian LeBlanc who are persons living well with dementia
  • An Artist, AARP and Dementia Capable Michigan! with John Wood, Professional Artist and Person Living Well with Dementia and Lisa Dedden Cooper, Attorney at Law and Michigan Dementia Coalition Co-chair


TeepaSnow.pngTeepa Snow
Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.


GAllenPower.pngDr. G. Allen Power
G. Allen Power is an internist, geriatrician, and the Chair for Innovation in Aging and Dementia at the Schlegel—University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada.

JackYork.pngJack York
Jack York is the president and co-founder of It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a company dedicated to helping older adults realize the full benefits of adaptive technology.

MichaelVerde.pngMichael Verde
Michael Verde is the founder of Memory Bridge. To date, Memory Bridge has connected over 8,000 people with and without dementia to each other in one-to-one relationships.

AnneBasting.pngAnne Bastings
Anne Bastings founder and CEO of Timeslips, and Professor of Theatre at the Peck Schools of the Arts. Anne is an internationally recognized speaker on the arts and aging.

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Refund Policy:  A 100% refund will be provided until seven (7) days prior to a webinar or seminar.  Cancellations within 6 days will be refunded at 50%.