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LeadingAge Connecticut Dementia Symposium: Alzheimer's Disease: Nothing can be done about it.. or CAN it?
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Nothing can be done about it…or CAN it?
A LeadingAge Connecticut Dementia Virtual Symposium

Presented by Kerry Mills Rutland, MPA
Founder and President, Engaging Alzheimer's

Thursday, September 30, 2021 & Friday, October 8, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


We've changed our plans! New Dates and Times!

Due to the current state of the pandemic, we have decided to change our Dementia Symposium to a virtual program. The Symposium will now be offered in two parts on September 30th and October 8th. Sessions will be recorded for you in the event that you are unable to attend one of the webinars.

LeadingAge Connecticut is please to welcome back Kerry Mills Rutland, President of Engaging Alzheimer's for this year's Dementia Symposium.

Beginning with where treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been, and touching on where traditional medicine is at today, we will explore revolutionary interventions that prevent, halt the progress, and, in some cases, regain skills already lost to Alzheimer’s.

Target Audience: Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, MDS/RAI Team, Nursing Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Department Heads, Nursing Home Administrators, Corporate Leaders and anyone else who interacts with persons with dementia.

About the Symposium:
Kerry will do a deep dive into the groundbreaking discoveries by leading scientists related to the impact of genetics, lifestyle, and environment on cognitive health. We will discuss the modalities that can be used to help uncover some of the root causes for cognitive decline and how using case studies, we will bring to life the positive outcomes that are changing the destiny for so many people.

Working in small groups, participants will strategize how to apply these principles in their workspaces in a sustainable way to support their clients/residents/patients. Alzheimer’s disease is no longer a terminal illness for a growing number of people. Join us to understand how you can help those you work with to achieve the same success.


  • Participants will explore the evolution of treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Participants will learn how the environment a person lives/works in impacts the brain.
  • Participants will be taught how bloodwork can reveal some root causes for cognitive decline.
  • Participants will gain understanding how lifestyle including sleep, diet and exercise impacts the brain.
  • Participants will engage with each other to strategize how to introduce changes into their workspace to help their clients/residents/patients maximize brain health.

About the Speaker: As founder and president of Engaging Alzheimer's LLC, Kerry Mills Rutland has had many opportunities to share her expertise and vision in the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China. She co-authored I Care – A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and most recently has authored Serving Residents with Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers. Kerry is a regular guest on local radio stations and has completed an interview on PBS' The News Hour with host Paul Solman as well as CBS television with Dr. Max Gomez. She is a Master Certified Health Coach and a trained practitioner in the Bredesen Protocol. In this capacity, she works with clients and their families, focusing on interventions that can stop the progression of cognitive impairment, including that of Alzheimer’s disease and in many cases, helps clients strengthen and repair lost cognition.

Program pricing:

  • LeadingAge Connecticut members and subscribers $100         Non-members $175
  • Registration is a commitment to pay in full and the deadline to register is the Friday, September 24th.
  • 5.0 CT NHA CEU's will be available to attendees.

Please contact LeadingAge Connecticut at 203-678-4477 or [email protected] with any questions.