“Dementia: Pain, Behaviors and Medications”- October 28th, Colorado Springs

Elizabeth Landsverk, MD will be the keynote speaker at the Senior Care Authority Annual Conference on October 28th, in Colorado Springs, CO.

 When working with clients living with dementia, common issues involve pain, behaviors and medications. Dr. Landsverk will discuss the challenges with pain and how often it is underreported and undertreated, how it can be assessed, how pain affects behaviors and medications that can help, or hurt. These issues are important to all elder care professionals to be aware of and advocate for their clients who may not be able to advocate for themselves.


  • Sunday, October 28th

  • 8:00 AM

  • The Hotel Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave Colorado Springs, CO

  • Information: Marcy Baskin (415) 302-2929 marcy@seniorcareauthority.com


Elizabeth Landsverk, MD will be presenting for the CALA (California Assisted Living Association) Conference on “Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Issues” in Palm Springs on November 6th.

Depression, anxiety, and chronic mental health issues such as addiction, bipolar disorders, and complex psychiatric diagnoses are on the rise. Skilled assessments, care planning, and employee training are key to providing appropriate care and increased quality of life for residents with these challenges. Education of residents and destigmatization are also essential. Left unidentified or unaddressed, unmet needs can result in negative outcomes for residents, as well as increased liability for providers. Learn clinical and practical strategies to identify and care plan for residents with mental health challenges, including those living with dementia, and to manage providers’ risk.

  • Tuesday November 6 (Conference is Nov 5-7)

  • 3:45-5:15

  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

  • 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • To register and for more information CLICK HERE

“Identifying and Addressing the Cause of Agitation”- Elizabeth Landsverk, MD -Nov. 10 Fair Oaks, CA

Dr. Landsverk will be speaking to RNs and Care Managers about the issues involved with agitation in patients. How to assess for pain, how to identify interventions and medical treatment options to help alleviate pain, how to assess if treatment was effective and how to identify possible side effect. Lastly, Dr. Landsverk will discuss the available resources and best practices on pain management and agitation.

  •  November 10, 2018

  • 9:00-12:00

  • Oakmont of Fair Oaks 8484 Madison Avenue Fair Oaks, CA 95628

  • 3 CEUs for RNs and Case Managers

  • RSVP to Senior Care Solutions (916) 965-5565 as space is limited

  • Information: Christine Grmoyles, Senior Care Solutions christine@seniorcs.com

"What is Dementia?" Michelle Dhanak, MD

Michelle Dhanak, M.D. discusses "What is Dementia?"  A part of her presentation in April at our Dementia Conference in Campbell, CA. 

Join us September 11, 2018 at the San Rafael Community Center Auditorium to see Dr. Dhanak live as she presents "Fine Tuning Medications" at our upcoming Dementia Conference "Protecting Your Loved Ones and Their Finances". Event is FREE with registration

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • 1:30 -4:30
  • San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street San Rafael, CA

Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Landsverk, MD "Criminals Diagnose Dementia Faster Than Doctors Do"
  • Michelle Dhanak, MD "Fine Tuning Medications"
  • Elizabeth Krivatsy, Esq. "What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Seniors and the Law"

We will also host a Resource Fair with several companies and agencies providing services and resources to elders:

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority- San Rafael

Continuum Care Hospice

Living Ideas for Elders

Windchime of Marin

Senior Care Authority

Seniors at Home Marin

Right at Home

The Hummingbird Project

Senior Advocacy Services

Tender Rose

A Place for Mom

Flower/Essence Aromatherapy to Restore Harmony & Balance