The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. Barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop these diseases, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias is projected to increase from 5 million to 16 million people by 2050 –not including others affected by these disorders, such as family and friends.
Current research indicates that about 63% of persons in Assisted Living and over 80% of those living in skilled nursing currently experience some form of memory impairment. In the coming decade, that number is expected to increase dramatically as well.
According to Robert Kramer, President of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry, seniors housing will continue to grow to meet the needs of consumers, and that means memory care. Operators who provide memory care – in their own communities as well as the broader community — will be judged, at least in part, by the performance of their peers, for better or for worse.
The Erickson School at UMBC’s Leadership Institute recognizes the importance of addressing these critical challenges, and is pleased to present “The Memory Care Summit 2015: The Positive Case for Change in Dementia Services,” a 2 ½ day experience in addressing practical issues for the future of caring for those with memory impairment and their families.
Learn from the foremost international experts in memory care and services. Dr. Peter Rabins, author of The 36 Hour Day, and Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell featured in the major motion picture “I’ll Be Me,” join Dean Judah Ronch, Dr. Bill Thomas, and an all-star cast of experts in dementia care and services, in charting the path to success for aging services leaders and their organizations.
Take control of your future . . . Participate in interactive sessions at this unique event, and benefit from the collegial learning that will take place, so you can develop and apply evidence-based practices and transformative knowledge to secure your own organization’s future.
Intelligent growth, an informed work force, and continuous attention to the individual’s entire spectrum of needs and preferences (person centered services) will be the hallmarks of successful organizations in the future. Organizations that create and cultivate this innovative culture will be best equipped to be the preferred providers that serve the needs of those with memory loss and their families and friends. “The Memory Care Summit 2015” is the place to be to ensure that your organization is positioned to do just that . . . to lead change and demonstrate cutting-edge performance in memory care support and services.
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