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Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

2015-05-15, 10:00am to 3:00am, 630 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC

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This event is related to the Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Task Force.

Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

May 15, 2015

10:00 - 10:15

Introduction and Welcome to the Task Force

Our Task Force co-chairs will bring the meeting to order and facilitate member introductions. We ask that each Task Force member introduce him/herself with name, title, and organization.

Goldie S. Byrd, PhD

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

North Carolina A&T State University

Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW

Director, Family Support Program

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Duke University Medical Center

Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH

President and CEO

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

10:15 – 12:00 Safety Issues/Caregiver Assistance/Home and Community-Based Services

Panelists will discuss various aspects of safety issues, caregiver assistance, and home and community based services.  The goal of the panel will be to inform our recommendations on these topic areas. The panel will be followed by open group discussion.


Lisa Gwyther

Alicia Blater, MS, APR

Family Caregiver Program Consultant

Division of Aging and Adult Services

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

John K. Eller


Catawba County Social Services

Rosalind Pugh, MS

Project Care Coordinator

Alzheimers NC

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 Discussion: Public Safety: Driving and Transportation Issues for People Living with Alzheimer’s

Ms. Crompton will discuss specific issues on driving and transportation as they relate to people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.  The goal of the session will be to inform our recommendations on public safety. The session will conclude with open group discussion.

Cyndee Crompton, MS, OTR/L, SCDCM CDRS

Occupational Therapist

Driver Rehabilitation Services, PA

1:15 – 2:00

Discussion of Potential Recommendations: Statewide Awareness/education and Early Detection and Diagnosis


Michelle Ries, MPH

2:00 – 3:00 Discussion of Potential Recommendations: Safety, Caregiver Assistance, Home and Community-Based Services


Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH

Presentations and Handouts