An event for people who work in the caregiving industry, as well as caregivers themselves, the McGinty Memorial Conference on Alzheimer’s disease honors Dean McGinty, MD, a Portland geriatrician, early advocate for the special needs of persons with dementia, and a pioneer in the Alzheimer family support movement.
Since Dr. McGinty’s death in 1995, the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter has honored Dr. McGinty with an educational conference dedicated to the principles he practiced throughout his career: providing high-quality, compassionate, family-centered care.
The interactive sessions, motivating speakers, and innovative ideas will focus on the many facets of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving, research, communication, life-enhancing activities, and person-centered care.
Each year our conference offers attendees an opportunity to increase their knowledge and enhance their understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
About The Alzheimer’s Association - Oregon Chapter:
The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed, their families, and caregivers. From our offices throughout the state, the Oregon Chapter reaches out to diverse communities by providing information and resources, 24/7 telephone help lines, local support groups and educational programs, an annual caregivers conference and a nationwide identification program, MedicAlert + Safe Return, for people with Alzheimer's disease who may wander and get lost.