UOG to Host Free Dementia Care Conference on May 11

UOG to Host Free Dementia Care Conference on May 11

UOG to Host Free Dementia Care Conference on May 11

UOG Dementia Care Conference
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UOG Dementia Care Conference Agenda Page 1
UOG Dementia Care Conference Agenda Page 1
UOG Dementia Care Conference Agenda Page 2
UOG Dementia Care Conference Agenda Page 2

The University of Guam is pleased to announce a full-day “Dementia Care Conference” to be held at the Westin Resort Guam on Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The theme of the conference is “The Journey of Caregiving.” It is designed especially for family caregivers but is open to anyone in the community interested in learning about dementia care, including healthcare professionals, older adults, students, and community members. Attendance is free of charge and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

The conference will feature Guam’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care including:

  • Dr. Ramel Carlos, MD (Neurologist)
  • Dr. Justin Lee, PhD (Neuropsychologist)
  • Shion Shironishi (Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
  • Attorney Marcelene Santos (Public Guardian)
  • Managing Attorney Carol Hinkle-Sanchez (Elder Justice Center)
  • Charlene San Nicolas, MPA (Senior Citizens Administrator, DPHSS-Division of Senior Citizens)

The conference will also feature:

  • Mindfulness, mediation, and chair yoga with Lissa Sablan-Flores (Certified Yoga Therapist)
  • Restorative art therapy with Dr. Arlene Diaz, PhD (Education and Art Therapy)
  • Stories from family caregivers with Madrid Borja, MEd; Marie Benito, MEd: and Daphne Lujan, CNA

Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG President, and Dr. Yvette Paulino, Dean of the Margaret Perez Hattori-Uchima School of Health will give welcoming remarks and introduce the conference.

The conference is designed to be an educational, therapeutic, and fun day out for both individuals and families (children are welcome). This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about dementia care to meet and connect with fellow caregivers and some of Guam’s top experts in the field.

To register, please visit https://bit.ly/dementiacareconference (Seating is limited. Please register no later than Friday, May 3, 2024.)

The conference agenda and other UOG events can be viewed at https://www.uog.edu/calendar.

For more information about the conference, contact: Camille Maestrecampo, Maree Saloma, or Nikolas Gutierrez from the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program at (671) 735-2883 or gwep.tgss@triton.uog.edu.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $871,972.00 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the US Government. Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Award #: 6 U1QHP33078‐05‐03.