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Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Hosting Annual Caregiving Conference

By Audra Bennett | | December 2022

Event will address identification, detection, and referral of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

CLEVELAND, Ohio (December 1, 2022) - Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a leading organization in the aging and caregiving space, will be hosting their annual Caregiving Conference on December 8, 2022. This year’s event focuses on research and practices related to the identification, detection and referral of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia, with emphasis on diversity and dementia diagnosis. Throughout the day, a panel of local experts will discuss barriers to being diagnosed with dementia and the services available following a diagnosis.

WHAT: Annual Caregiving Conference
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

The conference is presented by the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and features keynote speakers Dr. Richard H. Fortinsky and Jennifer Pettis from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), who will both present on the development and implementation of the KAER Toolkit for Primary Care Teams.

“This event is a unique opportunity for caregivers from a variety of settings to come together in support of timely dementia diagnosis and care,” says Orion Bell, president and CEO of Benjamin Rose. “In addition to our keynote speakers, who are leaders in the field of aging research, local experts will participate in panel discussions to address barriers to dementia diagnosis and services available.”

Registration is $45 and must be completed in advance, here: A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided by EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute. Northeast Ohio Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CE Credits will also be available to conference attendees.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board has approved Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities as a provider of social work and counselor continuing education. Social Work Provider #RSX069601.


About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies. For more information, visit