Annual Education Conference


Sandeep Jauhar

Sandeep Jauhar has written four books, all published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. His first book, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation, was a national bestseller and was optioned by NBC for a dramatic television series.

His second book, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, released in August 2014, was a New York Times bestseller and was named a New York Post Best Book of 2014. It was praised as “highly engaging and disarmingly candid” by The Wall Street Journal, “beautifully written and unsparing” by The Boston Globe, and “extraordinary, brave and even shocking” by The New York Times.

Heart: A History, tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. It has been praised as “gripping…(and) strange and captivating” by The New York Times.

My Father’s Brain, a New York Times Bestseller of 2023, is a memoir of his relationship with his father, especially during the last stage of his father’s life, as he succumbed to dementia, but it is also a book about the brain and memory and the history and science of brain degeneration. In the book, Jauhar sets his father’s descent into Alzheimer’s alongside his own journey toward understanding his father’s disease.

The book relates the complications that arise when family members must become caregivers, as well as the bonds of siblings—and the testing of those bonds. Though the conflicts are personal, they are also in many ways universal—conversations and conflicts that every family facing the mental erosion of an elder has. At the same time, the book explores everything from the history of ancient Greece to the most cutting-edge neurological―and bioethical―research. It delves into what happens in the brain as we age and our memory falters, how memory gives meaning to our lives, even as it changes with time, how dementia complicates our understanding of what it means to have a self — and what all this means for patients, their families, and society at large.

A practicing cardiologist, Jauhar is currently a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He has appeared frequently on National Public Radio, CNN, and MSNBC to discuss issues related to medicine, and his essays have also been published in The Wall Street JournalTime, and Slate. To learn more about him and his work, follow him on Twitter: @sjauhar.


An interactive panel of family caregivers who will discuss the challenges and rewards of caregiving, what they have learned, and what they wish they knew at the beginning. During a Q & A, they will talk with listeners and address questions from the audience. Moderator – Julie Wexler, Director of Business Development for The Bristal Assisted Living 


Gamechanger: How Improv Exercises and Games Boost Well-Being, Creativity, and CommunityJude Treder-Wolff, LCSW and Certified Practitioner of Applied Improvisation

Participants will discuss the importance of using play in caregiving, will practice improvisation techniques in caring for someone with AD/dementia, and will identify ways to adapt creativity and storytelling into the care of somebody living with AD/D. 

Unlocking Potential: The Montessori Method in Dementia Care – Carol Hartmann, ADRC Director of Programs, Education, and Training

This session will address creating a “Montessori Friendly Environment” that promotes personalized care, respects each individual’s preferences, encourages engagement, and enhances the quality of life for those living with dementia.  

Progress in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr. Suzanne Fields, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

This session will delve into the latest progress made in the field, discussing breakthroughs in understanding the disease, advancements in diagnostic tools, and emerging treatments that offer hope for individuals and their families impacted by Alzheimer’s. The discussion may include cutting-edge research, clinical trials, and the potential impact of these advancements on the future of Alzheimer’s care.

Join us for an informative and empowering discussion of supportive services and programs available along the continuum of the disease progression. This includes accessing in-home care to adult day programs to memory care and skilled nursing communities.  This workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions for yourself and your loved ones throughout the journey.  We will explore the intersection of hospice care and its relevance to Persons Living With Dementia (PLWD), whether being cared for at home or in a care community

In this informative session, our panel of experts will discuss asset allocation, the benefit of a written financial plan, monthly retirement income needs, transfer of wealth, the importance of advanced directives, and how to protect assets and the family home.


9:00 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast/Expo Hall

10:00 am – S.C. Sheriff’s Department Presentation of Colors

10:15 am – Welcome & Introductions

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Caregiver to Caregiver

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Expo and Coffee Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Breakout Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Luncheon 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Luncheon Keynote Sandeep Jauhar

2:45 pm – 3:45  pm Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm – Expo & Ice Cream Social

4:30 pm – Concludes

Breaks will occur throughout the day for attendees to visit exhibitor booths. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Family Caregivers/General Public – $25

Professional Caregivers (includes CEU’s) – $60

CEU’s have been requested from the licensing boards of the following disciplines: Social Workers, Nursing Facility Administrators, and Activity and Recreation Therapists. Approval of and number of hours approved will be posted here as approval is received. Healthcare disciplines not mentioned above may request a certificate of attendance after the conference by email to Carol Hartmann. 

  • Social Workers:  For Social Workers (LCSW/LMSW/CSW/RSW), an application has been approved for Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center as authorized by the New York State Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits.  
  • Nursing Administrators: The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved the below program as follows:

Title: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center Education Conference 2024

Program Hours approved: 12
Approval Start Date: 3/14/2024
Expiration Date: 3/13/2025
Site Start Date: 3/14/2024
Site End Date: 3/14/2024
Program Approval Code: 20250313-12-A100301-IN
Participant Hours approved: 4

  • Activity & Recreational Therapist: This continuing education session content is pre-approved by NCTRC.

Online registration ends March 13, 2024 at 5:00 pM.
Onsite registration will be available and incur a $10 service Charge.
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