Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Learning With World-Renowned Dementia Expert

Thank you to all who joined us for our 35th annual Dr. Joseph Memorial Lecture on October 8, 2020, with Teepa Snow.

Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading Dementia experts, presented on Activity, Engagement, and Importance of Maintaining a Routine for those living with Dementia.

Did you know that RMCCF offers a FREE Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group? 

Current support and resources include: 
• Monthly virtual support group meetings with a guest presenter
• Monthly resource emails 
• Well check phone calls
• Free online resources and video content

Learn more below or for questions, contact Foundation Program Coordinator, by email.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

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Virtual Exhibitors

Non-Profit Exhibitors
Individual Sponsors

Janet and Richard Fell

Mrs. Barbara Havens

Dr. and Mrs. Nate Olson

The Patton Family

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rosenberg

Dr. and Mrs. Larry Sharpe

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia. Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® dementia classification model and the Positive Approach® to Care training strategies.

Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. She presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) provides on-line and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain changes internationally. Her GEMS® State Model for understanding progression and change in ability, combined with her PAC™ Skills, form practical and effective strategies and techniques for individuals and agencies seeking to optimize care and support for those living with dementia and their care partners. These user-friendly approaches provide guidance and leadership to national efforts to promote best practices. PAC is collaboratively working to change the culture of dementia care, one mind at a time in over 30 countries worldwide.

As the Education Director of Eastern North Carolina’s Alzheimer’s Association, she helped to create the nation’s award-winning DVD entitled Accepting the Challenge: Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia. Through her work developing Positive Approach to Care, there are many more resources and options for support and help, both online and in person.

Her company, Positive Approach, LLC, was founded in 2006 and offers person-centered training opportunities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. If you visit www.teepasnow.com, you’ll find educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, newsletter subscriptions, and onsite training. And you can sign up for the free Dementia Journal which goes out every month.

About the Lecture

Named for one of the 19 founding physicians of the Foundation, the Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture is held each fall. Over the past several decades, lecture topics have covered numerous health issues. Lectures are complimentary and open to the public.  

Dr. Joseph’s Biography

Dr. Robert H. Joseph, to whom this lecture is dedicated, was one of 19 physicians who, in 1984, created the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation and endowed it with ownership of the original clinic building and property at the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Arlington Avenue campus.

 Dr. Joseph was an ophthalmologist whose entire 25 years of practice were served at the Riverside Medical Clinic.  A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Joseph was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1954.  Following two years of medical service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to the University of Michigan Hospitals for his residency in ophthalmology and then joined the Riverside Medical Clinic.

One year after the Foundation was created, Dr. Joseph died of cancer at the young age of 56.  In his will, he had established a charitable remainder trust for his wife, which stipulated that the trust assets were to be turned over to the Foundation in the event of her death.  Tragically, Mrs. Joseph passed away just six months following the death of her husband. 

As a permanent tribute to Dr. Joseph, the Foundation established the annual Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture.  RMC Charitable Foundation is very pleased to have the support of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph’s children, Janet Fell, Kathy Patton, Libby Jaehnig and Bob Joseph, Jr., for this yearly lecture.