In the next 15 years, Texas is expected to see a 67 percent increase in adults age 65 and older. To help the state be better prepared to meet the needs of an aging population, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is hosting the 2016 Geriatric Symposium: Texas Taking the Next Step Aug 1-2, in Round Rock, Texas.
Register now for this free event. You can register for one day or both. Continuing education hours will be available for nurses and other professionals.
The 2-day event is divided into two tracks:
- Aug. 1 — Advancing Nursing in Long-term Care — is designed for long-term care nurses to learn not only about working with patients who have dementia, but also to provide information about other geriatric clinical areas.
- Aug. 2 — Dementia in Long-term Care and Community Settings — is designed to help all health care professionals, family members and private caregivers learn more about caring for people who are older or who have dementia.
Experts in gerontology and dementia care from The University of Texas, Texas Board of Nursing, New York University and DADS will present more than 20 sessions each day. There also will be a chance to experience what it is like to have dementia and to hear a first-hand account of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease from Kim Campbell, wife of county singer Glen Campbell.
This event was developed by DADS in collaboration with:
- The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
- Texas Health Care Association
- TMF Quality Innovation Network — Quality Improvement Organization
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice