The Bridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will hold the Second Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s and Dementia on November 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Bain Hall at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation.  Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.  Admission is $25 per person and the event is open to all who wish to attend; however, seating is limited.

If you are in the world of dementia care, you have likely heard of Teepa Snow, world renowned educator and Master Trainer in the field of dementia. For over 40 years, she has built an organization, Positive Approach to Care (PAC). The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is excited to bring to you our keynote speaker for our 2022 conference, Beth Nolan, PhD, who is a representative from the Teepa Snow organization.

Additional speakers include Meghan Harris, “Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Meghan Harris,” Dr. Carl Rhoads, “The Habit of Happiness,” Stacey Hand, MA, CVP, “Behavior is Just an Expression of an Unmet Need,” Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD, “The Latest in Alzheimer’s Research,” and Evelyn Pryor, MD, “Caring for the Caregiver.” Panel discussions are scheduled in the morning and afternoon.

There will also be chances to view different exhibits during breaks between speakers.  These senior care exhibitors will be in attendance to provide information and resources to those who are interested.

The goal of the conference is to provide resources, information, and education for family members, caregivers and professionals caring for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Family caregivers, seniors, students, activity professionals, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others whose lives are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias are encouraged to attend.

For additional information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact The Bridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center at (318) 656-4800; or visit

The Bridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center provides a comprehensive support system for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, healthcare professionals and first responders by providing in-person education, resources and support through a centralized service that is continuously expanding to meet the growing needs of the community. For a detailed list of programs and services, please visit