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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Change Everything

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $45


Alzheimer’s and dementia patients have visual needs that the optometrist can address in the office, long term care facilities and homes.  An overview of the different types of dementia, prevalence and progressive stages of impairment will be completed. This course will review age related, chronic and acute visual conditions and detail effective management strategies for patients that may not be able to cooperate or communicate with ocular examination due to mild, moderate or severe cognitive impairment.


Dr. Dorothy Brodmann, OD is an Optometrist in Stowe, VT.mg

Dr. Brodmann is committed to providing the highest quality of personal eyecare to her patients through state-of-the-art equipment. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College. She is certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents. She is an expert in contact lens fittings. Dr. Brodmann is a preceptor for the Southern College of Optometry Internship Programs. She is also the recipient of the 1993 Optometric Recognition Award and has lectured at the American Optometric Conference. She speaks fluent English, Hungarian, and French. In her free time she enjoys outdoor sports and recreation.

Dr. Angela Howell, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Howell graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, and returned to complete a Residency in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, after practicing primary care for twenty years. She attended Freed Hardeman University and Arkansas State University prior to entering optometry school.

Dr. Howell currently practices in Paragould and Jonesboro with Elite Eye Care and Optical. She works in private practice primary care, with emphasis on pediatrics and vision therapy where patients of all ages and abilities receive optometric care. She is passionate about optometric education and works as adjunct and consulting faculty with Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Howell has co-authored a chapter on ADHD and the ocular side effects of behavioral medicines in the textbook, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs. The primary authors being Doctors Marc Taub, Mary Bartuccio and Dominque Maino. An article was published in the Journal of Behavioral Optometry: The Ocular Effects of Behavior Management Medications.

Membership in organizations: FCOVD, FAAO, OEP, American Optometric Association

In my free time I enjoy music. I have participated as a vocalist in the mostly optometrist “Power Band” at Power Practice conferences. I enjoy gardening for food and flowers. I enjoy seeking out heirloom plants and trying them for flavor and performance. I enjoy sharing optometry with the international community. I have attended ICBO in Australia and delivered continuing education lectures in Poland about pediatric optometry, vision and learning, autism and the ocular effects of behavior medications.

I am married and enjoy family time with my husband, children and grandchildren.

Disclosures: No product interests, or endorsements from industry to disclose.


February 21
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $45
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