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20th Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
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20th Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

Thinking Outside the Medicine Bag: Alternative Approaches to Care for People with Alzheimer’s

When: Wednesday the 20th
From 8 AM till 4:45 PM
Where: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70808
United States
Contact: Ashley Motsinger

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G. Allen Power, MD

Dr. Power is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and  Dentistry. He is Eden Mentor at St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He is a board-certified internist and geriatrician, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians/ American Society for Internal Medicine. Dr. Power is a Certified Eden Alternative® Educator and a member of the Eden Alternative board of directors. He has lectured on dementia and other elder care topics throughout the US and Canada, the UK, Denmark, Singapore and Malta.  

Dr. Power’s book, Dementia beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was released by Health Professions Press in February 2010. It won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, and a Merit  Award from the 2011 National Mature Media Awards. He was awarded a Bellagio Residency in Italy for April 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.


  • "Intentional Laughter:  Producing a General Sense of Wellbeing” presented by Sandra Lunte, Certified Laughter Coach and Laughter Yoga Leader
  • "Redefining Dementia Care: A Person-Centered Approach” presented by Wanda Spurlock, DNS, RN-BC, CNE, FNGNA, certified in   gerontological, psychiatric and mental health nursing and in Excellence in Care Specialist through Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • "Thinking Outside the Medicine Bag on Legal Issues: Legal Issues Affecting Seniors and Those Who Love Them” presented by Linda Melancon, Owner of Legacy Center of Louisiana, LLC.


Exhibitors from the elder care service industry and area non-profit agencies will be on-hand with free info rmation.



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