Azura to host Dementia Symposium in Eau Claire WI

Photos from the Azura Memory Care Eau Claire Conference 2017

Former WI Governor, Martin Schreiber, speaks at 2017 Dementia Symposium.

Recognized as Wisconsin’s Dementia Experts, Azura Memory Care is pleased to have the opportunity to host and coordinate two annual dementia symposiums in the Eau Claire and Kenosha WI areas. These annual conferences are designed for professionals and individuals caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Azura works with many exceptional organizations and speakers to bring a variety of topics and great information geared toward dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Azura will be hosting its 9th Annual educational conference in Eau Claire on Thursday, May 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Florian Gardens, located at 2340 Lorch Avenue.

The “Unlocking Dementia Symposium: Keys to Enhancing Care” Conference is designed to provide knowledge and insight to physicians, counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, nursing home and assisted living administrators, other professionals and family caregivers regarding advances in diagnosis and research in dementia; information on Lewy Body dementia; affects of music and memory; advocacy efforts in the fight to end Alzheimer’s; improved Hospital transitions for those with memory loss and other keys to enhancing quality of life and care for those living with dementia.

Topics and Speakers Include:

Biomarker-based Diagnosis: Research Updates and Implications

Dr. Lindsay Clark, Neuropsychologist, Investigator with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Living through Lewy Body Dementia

Amy Lokken, Family Caregiver and Lewy Body Dementia Association Advocate

Brain Healthy Melodies

Stand in the Light Choir and Cathy Reitz, Musical Director

AIMing to Actively End Alzheimer’s

Tim Harrington, Development Coordinator, Workplace Relations and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Association-Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter

Dementia Capable Hospital Transitions

Kristen Felton, MSW, APSW, Dementia Specialist, State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services, Office of Aging

Keys to Enhanced Dementia Care

Paula Gibson, CDP, CVDTT, CCSP, Regional Director of Communications and Engagement, Azura Memory Care

A light breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided, as well as information on local community resources in the world of aging and memory loss.  If you would like more information about the “Unlocking Dementia Symposium: Keys to Enhancing Care” Conference, please contact Katie Fennell, director of community relations for Azura Memory Care at (715) 563-2618 or by e-mail at

Register for the Unlocking Dementia Symposium here!

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