Dementia Friendly Douglas CountySummit on Brain Health and Dementia
The Dementia Friendly Douglas Couunty Summit on Brain Health and Dementia was a tremendous success, with nearly 100 Summit participants attending between the in-person Summit on
Monday, August 1 and the virtual Summit on Thursday, August 11!
Below are downloadable versions of the the presentation slides used
in both Summit keynote presentations.
Katurah “Kat” Hartley, BS PHARM
Katurah “Kat” Hartley is the Project Manager for Cleveland Clinic HealthyBrains Initative. 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.
Al Power, MD, FACP
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP is a board-certified internist, geriatrician, and Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel-U Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada. He is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for internal Medicine, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities. Dr. Power has written two books: his debut book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, and his second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being was released in June 2014 by Health Professions Press. Dr. Power co-produced two DVDs with Dr. Richard Taylor and Brilliant Image Productions: Living with Dementia and 20 Questions, 100 Answers, 6 Perspectives. Dr. Power was named one of 2013’s “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine and was interviewed for the 2018 PBS documentary Revolutionizing Dementia Care. Dr. Power recorded introductory material for the CMS educational package, “Hand in Hand”, designed to help direct care staff to better support people living with dementia. He has served in an advisory capacity with CMS and worked with the U.S. Dementia Action Alliance to produce two white papers on new approaches to dementia. His “Dementia Beyond Drugs” seminar has been awarded several national and state grants to educate both nursing home staff and surveyors.