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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.
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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American Medical Women's Association
Learning Innovator & Culture Shaper
CEO and Founder
Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD, is the Chief Diversity Officer at American Medical Women’s Association and Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is a cognitive neurologist, clinical trialist and researcher in the field of population health and aging. She is the Senior Neurologist for the federally funded Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) Clinical Core in Chicago; Director of Research at the Rush Heart Center for Women, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Sciences and Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. A graduate of the Academy of Neurology - Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, Dr. Aggarwal is a long-standing voice for community based research, clinical trial participation, public health initiatives, both locally and nationally. She has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her career. She is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), member of the Governing Council of the American Medical Association- Women's Physician Section, a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine Chicago, and was recently awarded the 2016 Woman in Science award from the American Medical Women's Association. Her role as a Chicago Innovation Mentor (CIM) in addition to serving as the National Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Mentoring, Advisors and Peers Committee places her in a unique position to work with a diverse group of colleagues and mentor women in the medical, life sciences and STEM sectors. She completed her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, completed her neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and completed an aging and neurodegenerative disorders fellowship at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
Experienced Person-centered Certified Dementia Practitioner with a demonstrated history as a Learning Innovator and Culture Shaper. Passionate professional skilled in bringing teams to the next level of performance. Educator who creates those "Ah-ha" moments that bring change in behavior with sustainability.
Carrie Shaw works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling. She is the CEO and founder Embodied Labs, an immersive education and wellness platform for professional and family caregivers and the older adults they serve.
After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie spent 2 years working as a Health Education Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she fell in love with the way visual communication tools have the unique potential to cross cultural, language, and education barriers. Following that time, Carrie worked concurrently as her mother's primary caregiver, a medical visualization research assistant and a teaching assistant for undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology. Her mother's diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer's disease opened Carrie's eyes to the needs of caregivers and the aging services workforce, leading her to complete a Master's of Science in Biomedical Visualization and eventually found her company. Embodied Labs' work has been featured by the AARP, United Healthcare, Forbes, JAMA, and The History Channel and in July 2018, Embodied Labs won Grand Prize and a $250K award from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's XR in Education Prize Challenge.
Head of Product
Erin Washington heads up product for Embodied Labs by overseeing the product road map and carefully designing content to meet the business strategy needs. Her experience in education and library sciences paved the way for developing tech enabled curriculum focused on behavior change. After her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Erin and her sister Carrie Shaw embarked on a mission to change the way healthcare is delivered. Through writing and producing immersive employee training experiences, Erin has seen firsthand the powerful impact that Embodied Labs has on healthcare professionals caring for older adults living with cognitive and physical change.
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