• Registration fee for conference attendance (no CEUs). Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Registration fee for professional Case Managers requiring CEUs. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Registration fee for professional nursing home administrators requiring CEUs. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Registration fee for professional nurses requiring CEUs. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Registration fee for professional social workers requiring CEUs. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Registration fee for professionals requiring CEUs. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

  • Free registration for family care partners. Free adult day care is also provided for the person living with the disease. Includes morning refreshments and luncheon.

    If you need free adult day services for a person living with dementia - please call Mary Jo Bernardo at 609-823-1850

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Speakers

Jolene Brackey Author, National Speaker, and Founder of Creating Moments of Joy

Author and nationwide speaker, Jolene Brackey, in her Creating Moments of Joy Presentation Series will help you through the everyday battles of Alzheimer’s with practical wisdom, encouragement, and humor. Jolene's passion is to change society’s attitude toward aging by inspiring minds, rejuvenating spirits, and empowering people to make a difference in the way we care for our elders.


Charles C. Bratton, II Founding Member Bratton Law Group

Charles C. Bratton, II is a founding member of Bratton Law, LLC and chair of the firm’s trusts, estates, elder law, and life care planning division. Mr. Bratton counsels clients with regard to estate planning and administration, elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans’ benefits and disability planning. Mr. Bratton is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is past Trustee and Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Camden County Bar Association. Mr. Bratton earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Southeastern Louisiana University, his J.D. degree from Rutgers University, and his LL.M degree from Western New England School of Law. Mr. Bratton was named by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star for 2009, 2010, and 2012; by SJ Magazine as a Top Attorney in 2009-2018; NJBIZ 40 under 40 in 2010; and Awesome Attorney in 2010-2018.


Kevin Overbeck, DO Chair & Director for Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Kevin Overbeck, DO is a physician-educator who serves as the Chair & Director for Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Rowan SOM (Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine). He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2003 and specializes in Geriatric and Family Medicine.


Mary Catherine Lundquist Program Coordinator of the COPSA (Comprehensive Services on Aging) Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Rutgers Health, University Behavioral Health Care

Mary Catherine Lundquist has over 27 years of clinical and administrative experience in geriatrics specializing in dementia care, supporting family caregivers, training professionals and providing community health education. She is currently the Program Coordinator of the COPSA (Comprehensive Services on Aging) Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Rutgers Health, University Behavioral Health Care. COPSA includes the Geriatric Assessment Center, The Memory Disorders Clinic, The Care2Caregivers Helpline and COPSA Consultation and Education Services. Her expertise is in designing and implementing programs which enhance the quality of life for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. She is author of Circle of Harmony: A New Paradigm of Care for Managing Behavioral Disturbances, Bridges: A Toolkit for Family Caregivers and Foundations of Dementia Enabled Care.


Sandy Festa, MSW Executive Director AtlantiCare FQHC at AtlantiCare

Sandy is an executive director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Healthcare Consulting, Budgeting, Performance Improvement, Medicaid, and Case Management. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Social Work (MSW) focused in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden.


Michael Khan FQHC Dir. Adult & Pediatric Outpatient Services


Dr. Arun Rao, MD, FACP, AGSF. CEO, Geriatrics Planning & Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Arun Rao, has a BS, with distinction from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a concentration in Biological Psychology. He received his M.D. from Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and did his Internal Medicine Residency at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at The University of Michigan Medical Center

Dr. is a NJ native- having lived here for over 50 years. He entered the field of geriatrics because of his early experiences with grandparents with whom he lived for some time. More recently, Dr. Rao experienced geriatrics from the perspective of a caregiver and family member in caring for his father who passed away due to Lewy Body Dementia. He brings an understand the complexities of caring for a loved one and advocating for them to be at home- managing a complex hospital and rehabilitation stay, coordinating care with aides, family, nursing associations, home care agencies, and even hospice.


Lisa T Lewis, MBA, MPH, CHES Director of Global Engagement | Public Health Advocate

Lisa Lewis Bio

Lisa Lewis has an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University, a Master of Public Health, Healthcare Policy and Healthcare Communications from Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business an EMBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

She has a passion for driving global change through strategic engagement and advocacy.

As the Director of Global Engagement, she fosters engagement, advocates for change and drives innovation on a global level by designing and implementing health strategies. Ms. Lewis believes by connecting organizations, government entities, and individuals, we can leverage the power of many to achieve a healthier and more equitable world.


Linda Cademartori Barba Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications at Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter


Morgann Adams Outreach Coordinator

Morgann Adams is an outreach coordinator at the Penn Memory Center. In 2017, Adams graduated from Spelman College with a bachelor’s of science in chemistry. She then completed her master’s degree in interdisciplinary health science at Drexel University. Adams is passionate about bettering health outcomes, especially for underrepresented populations, and advocating for equitable health care access. Prior to working with the Penn Memory Center, she worked on the outreach team as an analyst for a mobile pediatric unit in Atlanta, GA. With her current role, Adams is excited to work with the Philadelphia community to increase minority representation and participation in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related research studies.


Opening keynote 9 - 10*

  • Creating Moments of Joy

    Creating Moments of Joy

    Presented by Jolene Brackey

    In this presentation, you’ll be sure to see the vision. A vision that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. It’s impossible to create a perfectly wonderful day, but you can create perfectly wonderful moments. Catch Jolene's energy and obtain fun, simple ways to bring joy and hope into everyday.


Morning breakouts 11-12*

  • The Value of Diversity in Research

    The Value of Diversity in Research

    Presented by Morgan Adams, Outreach Coordinator, Penn Memory Center; Linda Cademartori Barba, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications at Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter; and Lisa T Lewis, MBA, MPH, CHES, Director of Global Engagement, Public Health Advocate

    Description: Despite efforts, diverse communities are underrepresented in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials, which can hinder efforts to address the dementia crisis. This panel will address the Alzheimer’s Association latest research update; a diversity u[date from the Penn Memory Center - A National Institute on Aging-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center and an overall perspective on women and under-represented populations from family caregiver, Health Equity Advocate and Founder, Heart and Crown Wellness, LLC.


  • The Changing Landscape for Dementia and Alzheimer's Treatment

    The Changing Landscape for Dementia and Alzheimer's Treatment

    Presented by Michael Khan

    While traditional medicine and new treatments lead the way in Alzheimer's care, complementary approaches such as massage, supportive counseling, acupuncture; art, aroma, music or animal therapy, etc. are gaining in popularity. It is important to know which are effective and evidence based.


  • Perspectives of a Son and Doctor

    Perspectives of a Son and Doctor

    Presented by Dr. Arun Rao, MD, FACP, AGSF

    As a son, caregiver for his father and a medical professional, Dr. Rao has a unique perspective on balancing the impact of Dementia. He will address his experience as a family member, non-pharmacological strategies to manage behavioral expressions and communication as well as behavioral medications.


Luncheon Noon to 1:00*

  • Regular Meal

    Regular Meal

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  • Vegetarian Meal

    Vegetarian Meal

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Afternoon breakouts 1:15 to 2:15*

  • Memory Enhanced Activity

    Memory Enhanced Activity

    Presented by Jolene Brackey

    Even though we cannot give those with Alzheimer’s back their memories, we can give them an experience that triggers their memory. They may not understand what you are saying, but they are more likely to understand what they see, touch, smell, and hear. Learn ways to trigger memories by giving them their “stuff” back. It’s not about the big things we do. It’s about the simple pleasures we share everyday.


  • Importance of Life Planning from a Social Work Perspective

    Importance of Life Planning from a Social Work Perspective

    Presented by Sandy Festa, MSW

    Learn what life planning is, why it is important for everyone to have a life plan and how to take the time to consider how you want to live the one life you get.


  • Self-Care for Caregivers

    Self-Care for Caregivers

    Presented by Mary Katherine Lindquist

    Family and professional caregivers will love this session designed specifically for caregivers who don’t have time, money or energy to care for themselves. Learn to implement easy sustainable self-care practices into daily life. Everyone will receive a beautiful guide and goodie bag (containing breathe stone, tea bag, eye mask, kind bar, affirmation cards, etc.)


  • Understanding Power of Attorney and Guardianship Roles

    Understanding Power of Attorney and Guardianship Roles

    Presented by Chris Bratton


Closing keynote 2:45 to 3:45*

  • Forget the Past: A New Hope in Dementia Care

    Forget the Past: A New Hope in Dementia Care

    Presented by Kevin Overbeck, DO

    Close out the day with a discussion of the value of early identification, non-pharmacologic strategies to preserve cognition, best practices and treating cognitive impairment with monoclonal antibodies.


Thank you to the Seminar by the Shore Committee Members!

Thank you to the Seminar by the Shore Conference Partners!

Thank you Active Day - Adult Day Care Provider!

Thank you Platinum Sponsor and pre-conference reception host, Athanasios Papastamelos D.O., F.A.C.P.


Thank you Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter!

Thank you to the Seminar by the Shore Conference Sponsors!


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