…or Portland, Oregon next week, I will be involved in some interesting events:
In San Francisco, I will start with three “conversations” that will explore concepts around forgetfulness and dementia from a more holistic, philosophical framework. I’ll be joined by Eden Board member Sarah Rowan, and Dr. Nader Shabahangi, CEO of AgeSong communities. We will be speaking at three different locations on May 14th and 15th.
Nader, a psychologist and philosopher, is a remarkable person who has taught me a lot about different ways to frame aging and changing cognitive abilities. He organized an eye-opening “Poetics of Aging” conference last fall. Check out the video on this link for a fascinating glimpse of that ground-breaking event: http://poeticsofaging.org/
And if you have ever heard Sarah speak, then I need say no more. She is simply amazing!
On Wednesday May 16th, I will be giving a 3-hour “Dementia Beyond Drugs” seminar for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northen Nevada, in Foster City, CA. There will also be sessions on the latest research and on LGBT issues in dementia.
Then it’s off to Portland for an all-day seminar I am presenting for the MOVE organization (Making Oregon Vital for Elders) on Thursday the 17th, and a Friday breakfast talk with local physicians. It’ll be my first ever visit to Oregon (that makes 48 states!). Looking forward to catching up with my friend Joanne Rader and the MOVE crew.
I would love to stay and see the sights, but I will be doing an all-day intensive session at LeadingAge NY in Saratoga Springs on Monday the 21st: Culture Change: From Big Picture to Bedside to Bottom Line. It will be a very comprehensive, participatory, and challenging 6-1/2 hour session!
I hope you West- (and East-) Coasters can stop by. For details, see the schedule page of my website at: http://www.alpower.net/Pages/edenschedule.htm