In-Person Registration:  Register for the in-person GPS event here!

Virtual Registration: Register for the virtual GPS event here!

Conference Details

Riverbend Church is partnering with AGE of Central Texas for the 11th annual “GPS: Navigation for Caregivers” conference on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

This FREE conference will be presented in-person at Riverbend Church located at 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746. The conference is also available virtually. 

FREE Respite Care

This event includes FREE respite care on-site for family members provided by Blue Water Home Care during the conference in the Riverbend Church Lighthouse Respite Center. Pre-registration is required. Call or email Robin to coordinate at or (512) 872-2955. For assistance in registering, call (512) 600-9275 or email

Navigating Memory Care: Insights from Experts, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN.

Join us for sessions on building support teams, effective communication, and the latest in dementia research. Your path to compassionate care starts here! Space is limited, and registration is required. Register at the following links today!

GPS Conference Information

For the past ten years, Riverbend Church has hosted this FREE conference to provide unpaid family caregivers with relevant information and vital resources to help ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member.  Participants will discover local resources, acquire skills to better manage their caregiving situation, and connect with national and local experts on aging.

Clearing a Path For Memory Loss and Dementia Care with keynote speaker, John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN 

Session 1: Creating Your Support Team and Managing Transitions with Jennifer Prescott, RN, MSN, CDP, Founder and Director of Blue Water Homecare and Hospice

Session 2: Strategies for Communication and Handling Difficult Behaviors with Faith Lane, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association

Keynote: Research, Medications, and the Importance of a Diagnosis with John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, and Consulting Clinician at the Comprehensive Memory Center, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, UT Health Austin, and Private Practitioner in Behavioral Neurology

Q&A Session with Dr. Bertelson and Alyssa Aguirre, LCSW-S, Assistant Director of Dementia Care Transformation in the Department of Neurology at University of Texas Dell Medical School, Social Worker & Assistant Professo

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