Roslyn Young-Daniels is president and founder of Black Health Matters, the leading health promotion and disease management online platform serving the needs of consumers, patients and physicians. She is a tireless advocate for eliminating health disparities by improving the health literacy of African American consumers and patients. A former senior executive in broadcast and publishing, Daniels is a nationally respected health strategist with more than 20 years designing and implementing cross-cultural health education programs and initiatives. Daniels is disrupting the educational space for African American patients. In 2018, she launched the Black Health Matters Summit, which is a multi-platform initiative that features live Ted Talk-inspired presentations, by leading clinicians and health advocates.
A Virtual Event
The 17th Annual Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter Caregiver Conference Breaking Down Barriers: Exploring Challenges in Caregiving
Dementia caregiving comes with many challenges; barriers to support, access and health equity should not be among them. This conference is the preeminent event covering the broad spectrum of issues surrounding dementia caregiving for both professional and family caregivers. You’ll be introduced to a wealth of helpful, practical information designed to improve the caregiving experience, and help you navigate past the barriers you may be facing.
Please note that this year our conference will be a virtual event, due to the pandemic.
Saturday, November 6th, 9am – 3pm. Separate tracks provided for Professional Caregivers and Family Caregivers.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®.
The New Mexico Chapter provides statewide support, fundraising and advocacy on behalf of the 43,000 New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 85,000 unpaid family caregivers. Visit our website: www.alz.org/newmexico.
Dr. Brown is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who, for more than 15 years, has used her skills as a surgeon to provide high-quality and compassionate care to women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
2021 CAREGIVER CONFERENCE AGENDA
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Session with Keynote Speaker:
Tim Sheahan Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter
Joseph P. Sánchez, PhD, MBA State Director, AARP New Mexico
Carl Hill, PhD, MBA Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Alzheimer’s Association
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions I:
● Family: Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens
Natalie Myers Staff Attorney Legal Resources for the Elderly Program
● Family: The Benefits Connection Center (BCC)
Genny Espinosa Benefits Specialist Adelante Benefits Connection Center
● Professional: Social Isolation & Its Effects
Gary Williams Associate State Director, AARP New Mexico
● Professional: Healthy Brain Initiative: Road Map For Indian Country
Edie Yau Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Engagement Alzheimer's Association
Tommy Hernandez Public Policy Director, Alzheimer's Association - New Mexico Chapter
11:00 a.m. – 11:45
Breakout Sessions II
● Family: Medicare Health Coverage Options
Carmen Good Agency Leader Healthcare Options Providing Educated (H.O.P.E.) Solutions
● Family: Effective Communication Strategies
Kathleen DiMasi Alzheimer's Association Volunteer
● Professional: Grief and Loss for Caregivers;
Rick Vinnay, LCSW Executive Director The Solutions Group EAP and Wellness Programs
● Professional: The Healthy Brain Initiative: Advancing Alzheimer's Through Public Health
John Shean Associate Director of the Healthy Brain Initiative Alzheimer's Association
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
General Lunch Session: An Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Research
Dr. Michael D. Devous, Sr.
1:15p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions III
● Family: How to Increase Medication Adherence
Jessica Giguere Regional Account Director MedMinder Pharmacy
Alison Weldon Pharm D., RPh. MedMinder Pharmacy
● Family: Adult Day Program/Care - How this service can benefit you and your loved one
Jessica Lager CEO/Owner Mayberry Senior Services
Risa Vallano Director Mayberry Senior Services
● Professional: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors:
Ron Lucchino PhD Alzheimer's Association Volunteer
● Professional: Aducanumab (and its followers): therapeutic innovations with major caveats
Dr. John Adair Professor of Neurology University of New Mexico Center for Memory & Aging
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closing Session – The Joy of Dementia Caregiving;
Cindy S. Brown, LBSW, CDP Home Instead Senior Care
Yes, up to $75.00 for the day in reimbursement. Please contact Lorey Esquibel, Director of Operations at 505-404-9834 for detailed information
My name is Alison Weldon and I am a pharmacist with MedMinder Pharmacy. I have been a pharmacist for 15 years, and with MedMinder Pharmacy for 4 years. Patient care is one of my passions, and I am happy that patient care is also a top priority with MedMinder! Building relationships with patients and caregivers is a large part of what leads to successful healthcare management. As the Manager of Patient Retention, we are proud to have entire department focusing on patient/caregiver relations. My team and I are looking forward to helping you and your loved ones live healthier lives with MedMinder.