This symposium will explore the bioethical & legal ethical issues that arise for professionals working with individuals with dementia who engage in behavior potentially detrimental to the health & security of themselves & others. The symposium will focus on the period before dementia's final stages, addressing the challenges that professionals face when seeking to respect autonomy & self-expression while attending to the safety & well-being of people with dementia. The symposium will focus in particular on decisions concerning finances, driving, & sex. This program is geared towards legal professionals but will also be useful for medical & mental health professionals who wish to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation with lawyers. Students & interested members of the public are also welcome.
This program has been approved for 2.0 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credits in Ethics andProfessionalism.
This event is the annual Gloria & Stanley Plesent Lecture & is co-sponsored by the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics Program, the Gertrud Mainzer Program in Family Law, Policy, & Bioethics, & the Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic.
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A.Remarks by Dr. Tia Powell
Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
B.Remarks by Dr. Jessica Zwerling
Associate Director for the Center for the Aging Brain, Director of the Memory Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, & Project Director for the Hudson Valley Region Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease
C.Remarks by Sarah Lock
Senior Vice President for Policy in AARP's Policy, Research & International Affairs (PRI), Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health
D. Panel Discussion: Counseling Patients & Families
Moderator:Prof. Rebekah Diller
This panel will focus on counseling patients & their families in the areas of sex, money & driving.
Additional panelists joining the keynote speakers include:
Andrea Sullivan, Montefiore-Burke Driving Evaluation Program
Jean Callahan, Attorney-in-Charge of the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society
Prof. Alexander Boni-Saez, Chicago-Kent School of Law