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Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Presents 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference and Expo 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 14:30
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Keynote Speaker CBS Correspondent Barry Petersen Offers a Personal Insight on Being A Caregiver


Who:               Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

                        CBS Correspondent Barry Petersen, Keynote Speaker, Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference & Expo

                        Dr. Scott Noggle, Director of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and the NYSCF-Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer’s Disease

                        Ellen Tolle, RN, MPS, Instructor, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

                        Members of ADRC’s Legal Advisory Committee


What:              Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., (ADRC) will be hosting its 10th annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference & Expo “Caring with a New Perspective.” The event will include a discussion panel, breakout sessions, and local exhibitors. Dr. Scott Noggle, Director of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and the NYSCF-Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer’s Disease, will share his latest research findings on Alzheimer’s Disease using stem cells. A caregiver discussion panel moderated by Ellen Tolle, RN, will host Patricia M. Lazazzaro, author of My Love, which chronicles her husband’s struggle against Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, ADRC’s Legal Advisory Committee will present “The New Long-Term Care Landscape — Benefiting from the Changes.” CEUs have been approved for Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers, and Recreation Therapists.


                        This year’s luncheon keynote speaker, sponsored by Royal Healthcare Services, is Emmy-award winner Barry Petersen, CBS News Correspondent and author of Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s. Mr. Petersen will be discussing the book and his experience as a caregiver for his wife, who struggled with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 55 before her passing. He is an avid supporter of Alzheimer’s Disease research and donates 10% of the proceeds from his book to Alzheimer’s Disease programs and research.


Following the luncheon will be more breakout sessions, an ice cream social, and a plenary session showing/screening of the film The Genius of Marian. The movie documents the filmmaker’s mother, Pam White, through her early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The film’s producer, Banker White, will appear via Skype.


When:             Thursday, March 6

                        8:00 a.m — Registration and Expo begins

9:00 a.m. — Research update begins, introduction by Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Caregiver Discussion Panel
10:30 a.m. — Conference begins
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch/Luncheon Keynote featuring CBS Correspondent Barry Petersen, author of Jan’s Story

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Mr. Petersen will be available for questions from the media
2:30 p.m. — Closing plenary session –featured film The Genius of Marian


Where:            Melville Marriott Long Island

                        1350 Walt Whitman Road

                        Melville, NY


Directions:      LIE to Exit 49N (Route 110) toward Huntington. Take ramp right for North Service Road toward Huntington. After 1.2 miles, turn right onto Old Walt Whitman Road. Go one-fifth of a mile. Hotel is on the right.


Photo Ops:      Ms. Malack-Ragona addressing the attendees. Ms. Tolle and Ms. Lazazzaro talking to caregivers. Members of the AALI Legal Advisory Committee speaking to attendees. Mr. Petersen talking to guests about his experience as a caregiver. Dr. Noggle reviewing his recent research on Alzheimer’s Disease with attendees. Guests watching The Genius of Marian together.






Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.





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