SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming is joining with statewide leaders in dementia care to host the Wyoming Summit on Creating Dementia-Capable Communities Oct. 17-18 in Sheridan at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.
The summit will offer a forum to share successes and best practices with professional, family and community care partners; persons living with dementia and other community stakeholders.
Organizers hope the event will provide the tools for all of Wyoming’s communities to become dementia-capable, that is, able to support persons living with dementia, their families and friends with education, long-term services and supports.
AARP Wyoming will sponsor a special showing of the movie “Cracked: new light on dementia,” from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Oct. 17 in conjunction with the summit.
The innovative research-based play and film follows persons living with dementia and their families on their unique journeys, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care.
The movie will be shown for free at the Hub on Smith at 211 Smith St.
Registrations for the summit must be submitted by Oct. 8. For more information and to register, visit www.dfwsheridan.org or http://bit.ly/2Zfj1WF.
A paper registration form is also available on the website that can be mailed to The Hub.
A special hotel rate of $89 per person is available at the Holiday Inn. Attendees are encouraged to ask for the “Dementia Friendly Wyoming” room rate.
Dementia Friendly Wyoming, a program of The Hub on Smith, is hosting the summit with University of Wyoming Center on Aging-Dementia Support Center in Laramie, Wyoming Dementia Care in Casper, and Wyoming Association of Senior Project Directors, statewide.
Contact Dementia Friendly Wyoming Program Director Kay Wallick at 307-751-8040 for further information.