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Dakota Geriatrics ‘dementia-friendly health care’ symposium to be held June 24

The Dakota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will host its first annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD) symposium titled “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium” on June 24, 2020. This will be a day-long opportunity where regional faculty experts update participants on dementia assessment and management, including newer medical diagnostics and behavioral management strategies.

The virtual symposium has been set up in a split format. Morning sessions will be directed towards health care professionals and will provide opportunities to earn free education credits. The noon keynote session will be presented by Dr. Daniel Murman, Director, Behavioral Neurology Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, on “Decreasing the Impact of Dementia: The Value of Assessment & Networks.”

Afternoon sessions will be devoted to presentations for family caregivers and community workers. A full schedule can be seen by visiting the website link below. Note that, whether you wish to attend one session or both, you will only have to register once.

Please visit to see a schedule or register, or contact for further information.