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“Navigating the Memory Maze… Pathways to Dementia Decision-Making”
Monday, September 15, 2014


Keynote Address: Dr. James B. Leverenz

Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

“Cutting Edge Treatments”

Dr. Leverenz holds the Joseph Hahn, MD Endowed Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington. There he was an investigator in the NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. His primary clinical and research interests are aging-associated neurological disorders, with particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Barbara Messinger-Rapport, M.D., Ph.D.,FACP, CMD

“Dementia Assessment/Delaying Progression”

Dr. Messinger-Rapport is Montefiore’s Medical Director and Director, Center for Geriatric Medicine for the Cleveland Clinic. She is an Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph. D, ABPP

“Psychosocial Aspects of Dementia Behavior”

Dr. Stevic-Rust is Montefiore and The Weils’ dementia care consultant. She is a board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist and Director of Integrative Medicine and Senior Services for Lake Health.

Dr. Rebecca R. Schlachet, D.O.

“Psychiatric Manifestation of Dementia and Pharmaceutical Intervention”

Dr. Schlachet is Montefiore’s psychiatry consultant. She is affiliated with University Hospitals Case Medical Center and University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center