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Date(s) - 08/24/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rochester, MI Oakland University HHB (Human Health Building - Room 1050)

433 Meadow Brook Rd.
Rochester, MI 48309

Alive Inside Screening – Rochester, MI

5:00 pm – Registration
5:30-7:00 pm – Introduction and screening of Alive Inside
7:00-8:00 pm – Expert panel discussion

Discover the Amazing Power of Music!
PLUS, RNs and SWs Can Earn 2 Complimentary CEUs!
Refreshments Provided!

The ComForCare office in Clarkston, MI is hosting this event as a public service for the community. For more information please contact the office:
Phone: 248-623-6500

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). Alive Inside was approved for 2.0 contact hours. Approval ONA # 20979. Valid through: 7-31-2019.

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approval Number: (Pending). Number of CE Hours approved: 2.


Dr. Theresa R. Merrill is a board-certified music therapist and Director of the music therapy program at Eastern Michigan University. She has been a music therapist for 30 years with specialties in Elder Care, Parkinson’s Disease and End of Life Care. She conducted a study titled “Rise up Singing: a model of conscious through a therapist’s reflections on improvisational music therapy for individuals with end stage dementia” and is considered an expert in music therapy for individuals with various dementias. Her work “Power and voice in the institutional setting” is required reading in several music therapy programs and is frequently cited in peer-reviewed journals.


Scott Roberts, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the U-M School of Public Health, where he directs its certificate program in Public Health Genetics and co-directs a dual master’s degree program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling. Dr. Roberts conducts research related to health education and support services in AD and has served since 2001 as Co-PI of the NIH-funded REVEAL Study, a NIH-funded series of randomized clinical trials evaluating the impact of disclosing genetic risk information to individuals with a family history of AD. Prior to coming to U-M, Dr. Roberts served as Co-Director of the Education Core in the NIA-funded Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He now directs the MADC Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core.

Karen S. Dunn, PhD, RN, FGSA, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing (SON) at Oakland University, Rochester MI. Dunn’s program of research is in promoting wellness among older adult populations through the effective use of holistic self-care practices with an emphasis on spirituality, end-of-life care, and pain management.





Lauren Cetnar – Lauren is the Education and Helpline Coordinator at The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter in Southfield, MI. She received her Bachelors of Applied Arts in Recreational Therapy from Central Michigan University in December of 2012. Lauren has directly worked with Developmental Disabilities, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord injuries. Most recently she has spent her time working as a Life Enrichment Director of a Memory Care Unit. She has had extensive experience working with individuals with memory loss, their care partners, and their families. In her current role at the Alzheimer’s Association, Lauren plans, coordinates, and facilitates dementia specific education workshops, oversight of the Dementia Care Certificate program at Schoolcraft College and community presentations for family caregivers, as well as the entire gamut of professional providers. Lauren also spends a large portion of her time providing guidance to the callers of the Harry L. Nelson 24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline.





Registration is closed for this event.