Aging2.0 Chicago Presents: "Dementia: The Unmet Need"

Thu, Dec 5, 2019, 5:30 PM (CST)


In a panel moderated by Erin Washington from Embodied Labs; Dr. Aggarwal, Janis Engelsman, Tricia Mullin, and Carrie Shaw will discuss this same topic from each of their perspectives as practitioners, trainers, administrators and industry professionals.

  • Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, American Medical Women's Association, Faculty Rush College of Medicine
  • Janis Engelsman, RN, Learning Innovator & Culture Shaper
  • Tricia Mullin, Executive Director, Argentium
  • Carrie Shaw, CEO and founder, Embodied Labs
  • Erin Washington, Head of Product, Embodied Labs (Moderator)

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30 PM - Reception
  • 6:00 PM - Program begins


Keynote speaker Dr. Aggarwal, will provide a vision for how expressions of unmet need in people with cognitive changes related to dementia can be addressed in practical ways by both senior living staff members and family care partners, with a focus on finding solutions that acknowledge the person’s identity as a unique individual and as part of a family of origin story.

How can dementia be addressed in practical ways by both senior living staff members and family care partners?

Included will be portions of The Dima Lab, an immersive VR experience by Embodied Labs, where audience volunteers will embody the 1st person perspective of a Lebanese American woman living with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinsonian symptoms and provide material for an interactive panel. CEU’s will be available for Social Workers & RN’s.

Attendees will come away from this event with an enlarged understanding of what life with dementia may look, sound and feel like; practical tools for engaging with people expressing unmet needs; and more confidence to promote the highest quality of life possible for people living with cognitive change. 

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  • Dr. Neelum Aggarwal

    Dr. Neelum Aggarwal

    American Medical Women's Association

    See Bio
  • Janis Engelsman

    Janis Engelsman

    Learning Innovator & Culture Shaper


    See Bio
  • Tricia Mullin

    Tricia Mullin


    Executive Director

  • Carrie Shaw

    Carrie Shaw

    Embodied Labs

    CEO and Founder

    See Bio


  • Erin Washington

    Erin Washington

    Embodied Labs

    Head of Product

    See Bio


Thursday, Dec 5
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


The Admiral at the Lake
929 West Foster Avenue Chicago60640


  • Mike Quirk

    Mike Quirk

    Seniors Blue Book

    Chicago Chapter Ambassador

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