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Policy Meets Practice at 23th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference
Date:5/31/2013

Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

The 2013 Maine Geriatrics Conference offers a wide range of workshops and networking opportunities. Continuing professional education credits are available for physicians and PAs, nursing home administrators, and nurses. A sampling of this year’s workshops led by regional and national leaders in elder care includes:

  •     It’s Not About Sex…It’s About Intimacy
  •     Hearing Their Voices: How Older Consumers Experience Health Care and Can Help Change It
  •     From the Inside Out: Undercover Feedback Prompts Nursing Home Staff Response
  •     Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure for At-Risk Older Adults
  •     Estate and Public Benefits Planning for Seniors: Potential Pitfalls and Remedies
  •     Just Say Know: Helping Patients Become Better Consumers
  •     Oral Health Impact on Systemic Disease in Seniors

The Maine Health Access Foundation awarded the conference a $2,000 grant to advance education and teaching on aging in Maine. The conference also includes numerous informative exhibitors, including Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, the event’s Diamond Sponsor.

Health care professionals attending the Geriatrics Conference can stay an extra day to participate in a free educational training program called “Preparing for the Future: Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias.” Presented by the UNE Maine Geriatric Education Center, the program is funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. To register, visit http://www.une.edu/com/cme/Alzheimer.cfm.

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