Alzheimer’s Services releases conference speaker

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Alzheimer’s Services is pleased to announce that Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., developer of Montessori Methods for dementia patients, will present the keynote address, Pathways to Care, at the 25th Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia, themed The Alzheimer’s Compass: Directions for Lifestyles & Living.

A noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology, Dr. Cameron J. Camp currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. He gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. These interventions are all designed to reduce challenging behaviors and increase the level of functioning of persons with dementia.

The conference will also feature the following experts:

W. Patrick Gahan, M.D., FACP, will present on current research and therapeutic advances. Katherine S. Verberne, LCSW, will present on communicating well and being proactive in caregiving. Gina Rossi, LCSW, will facilitate a panel on Alzheimer’s care in Louisiana.

Panelists include: Tara Leblanc; Kenneth A. Gaddis, M. D.; Andrew Muhl; Dana Territo; and, Wanda Spurlock, DNS, RN-BC, CNE, FNGNA, FAAN.

The conference is April 11, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Registration for the conference is available at

Pre-registration fees for caregivers and the general public are $50; $150 for healthcare professionals wanting CEUs. Pre-registration ends March 28. On-site registration will include a $25 fee increase.

The first 250 pre-registered participants will receive a FREE copy of Alzheimer’s Services’ Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Manual for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered. Sponsorship and exhibit spaces are also available. For more information, contact Kristi Mellion at 225-334-7494 or

Contributed by Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area