Summit on Brain Health and Dementia

Learn about best practices for brain health, risk reduction, dementia care, and support from leading experts.

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Brain Health and Risk Reduction 

9:30 AM Doors open for coffee and socializing

 Brain Health and Risk Reduction

10:00 AM    Welcome and Overview of Dementia Friendly Nevada and Dementia Friendly Douglas County

10:15 AM   Healthy Brains 101: A Review of the 6 Pillars of Brain Health     Keynote: Kat Hartley

11:30 AM     Interactive Brain Health/Risk Reduction content developed Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team

12:00 PM    Q & A

12:15 PM     National, State, and Community Resources related to Brain Health and Risk Reduction

12:30 PM Lunch

Catered, brain healthy, grab-and-go lunches – NOT buffet-style due to COVID precautions

Dementia Care and Support 

1:30 PM   Dementia Care and Support     Keynote: Al Power, MD

2:45 PM     Interactive Dementia Care and Support content developed by Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team

3:15 PM     Q & A

3:30 PM    National, State, and Community resources related to Dementia Care and Support

3:45 PM    Invitation to join Dementia Friendly Douglas County and Dementia Friendly Nevada’s Appreciative Inquiry Summit

4:00 PM Adjourn

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Kat Hartley

 Kat “Kat” Hartley is the Project Manager for Cleveland Clinic HealthyBrains Initiative. She initially began her tenure with Cleveland Clinic in 2011 as a volunteer and then became a staff member in 2016. Kat, a pharmacist, early in her career, served as an officer in the US Public Health Service. Assigned as a Consumer Safety Officer at the FDA in the Division of Neuropharmacological Drug products, she was a member of the Alzheimer’s Assessment team and was involved with the development and approval of Alzheimer’s drug products. Kat serves as a Board member of the Desert Southwest Alzheimer’s Association and is an active and passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s research funding and dementia care legislation, as she has had six members of her family affected by this disease. 
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Dr Allen Power, MD, FACP


Dr. Allen Power is an internist, geriatrician, skilled educator and published author. He is internationally respected for his work challenging the use of antipsychotic medications for people living with dementia. His book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing, and was re-released in a second edition in October 2016. His second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being was released in 2014 and updated in October 2016 as well. Dr. Power has advised the US government in their antipsychotic reduction initiatives, and was named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine in 2013. In addition to traveling the globe advocating for transformational models of care for older adults, Dr. Power partners with RIA researchers and Schlegel Villages to advance innovative approaches to aged care and dementia. He focuses on bringing knowledge into practice to transform the culture of care, from philosophical to system shifts, to physical design concepts for community living. In addition to his role with RIA, Dr. Power is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Society for Internal Medicine. He is also a Certified Eden Alternative Educator and a board member with the US Dementia Action Alliance. 

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