2016 Stein Lecture on Alzheimer’s

2016 Stein Lecture on Alzheimer’s: Dr. Al Power — Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care 

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When: Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Sarah Neuman Center, 845 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck
Registration Cost: FREE
Social work and nursing home administrator education credits available

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“In a moving wake-up call to geriatrics professionals and caregivers, Allen Power delivers a blueprint for the effective care of aging dementia patients.” (Aging Well Magazine)

We are pleased to invite you to join us to learn with our 2016 Stein Lecture on Alzheimer’s keynote speaker, Dr. Al Power. Register now.

He is a board certified internist and geriatrician, clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine. Dr. Power is a Certified Eden Alternative® Educator, a member of the Eden Alternative board of directors, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities.

His debut book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, a Merit Award from the 2011 National Mature Media Awards, and was listed as a “must-have” title in Doody’s Core Titles list for 2013. His second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being was released in 2014.

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Full Biography

G. Allen Power, MD is a board certified internist and geriatrician, clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine. Dr. Power is a Certified Eden Alternative® Educator, a member of the Eden Alternative board of directors, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities.

Dr. Power’s second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being was released in June 2014 by Health Professions Press. His debut book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, a Merit Award from the 2011 National Mature Media Awards, and was listed as a “must-have” title in Doody’s Core Titles list for 2013. He has co-produced two DVDs with Dr. Richard Taylor and Brilliant Image Productions: Living with Dementia and 20 Questions, 100 Answers, 6 Perspectives. Dr. Power has been named one of 2013’s “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine.

Dr. Power was a member of the Scientific Program Committee and a Keynote speaker for Alzheimer’s Disease International 2015, held in Perth, Western Australia. He was interviewed for the film Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His 2-day Eden course, “Dementia Beyond Drugs” has been taught in fifteen states and six other countries. Dr. Power is also a Core Committee member of the newly formed Global Action on Personhood in Dementia, founded by Professor Dawn Brooker in U.K.

Dr. Power was awarded a Bellagio Residency in Italy in 2012 by the Rockefeller Foundation, where he worked with Dr. Emi Kiyota on developing guidelines for sustainable communities that embrace people of all ages and abilities. He is a consultant for Dr. Kiyota’s non-profit organization Ibasho, a member of the Leadership Council for the Dementia Action Alliance, and serves in an advisory capacity for the Music and Memory Project, Dementia Care Australia, and the South Africa Care Forum.

Dr. Power recorded introductory material for the CMS educational package, “Hand in Hand”, designed to help hands-on staff better care for people living with dementia. He has served in an advisory capacity with CMS and worked with the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a white paper on new approaches to dementia for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. His “Dementia Beyond Drugs” seminar has been awarded several national and state grants to educate both nursing home staff and surveyors.

Dr. Power is a featured contributor to Eden Founder Dr. Bill Thomas’ weblog at www.changingaging.org. He has been interviewed by BBC Television, Australia’s ABC Radio Network, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Singapore’s Straits Times, WHYY radio, WXXI radio, many other publications and radio shows, and for the book Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes, by Beth Baker.

Dr. Power is also a trained musician and songwriter with three recordings, including Life Worth Living: A Celebration of Elders and Those Who Care for Them. His songs have been recorded by several artists and performed on three continents. Peter, Paul and Mary performed his song of elder autonomy, “If You Don’t Mind”, and Walter Cronkite used his song, “I’ll Love You Forever” in a 1995 Discovery Channel profile of American families.