Local Event for Caregivers

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Date(s): 
05/02/2018 - 01/01/2019
Location: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for information
Sponsor(s): 

Santiago Ramón y Cajal made transformative discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, work that led to his receiving a Nobel Prize in 1906. This founder of modern neuroscience was also an exceptional artist. His drawings of the brain were not only beautiful, but also astounding in their capacity to illustrate and understand the details of brain structure and function.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal will include approximately 80 of Ramon y Cajal’s drawings, many making their first U.S. appearance. These historical works will be complemented by an exhibition of contemporary neuroscience visualizations by scientists from MIT and around the world. Many of these visualizations were created using technologies pioneered at MIT.

This traveling exhibition is organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain.

More information may be found at: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/exhibition/beautiful-brain

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MIT Museum

Tel:  617-253-5927

From Care to Cure: 2017 FTD Education Day

Date(s): 
04/07/2017
Location: 
The Westin Waltham Boston Hotel, 70 Thrid Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The MGH Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit proudly presents its latest annual education day for patients, families, caregivers and professionals on the frontotemporal disorders. Events will take place between 9am - 3pm, and topics to be discussed include genetics, movement therapy, and legal & financial issues for those affected by these disorders.

More information may be obtained at: www.theaftd.org/2events/from-care-to-cure-2017-mgh-ftd-unit-education-event

Contact Person(s): 

Katie Brandt

Email:  Katherine [dot] Brandt [ at ] mgh [dot] harvard [dot] edu

What It Means to Maintain Brain Health

Date(s): 
03/09/2017
Location: 
Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Room 110, White Building, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Dr. Jonathan Rosand, Chief of the MGH's Division of Neurocritical Care & Emergency Medicine, will present a noon time talk on what brain health is, and what individuals can do to boost brain health and prevent brain diseases.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MGH Blum Center

Tel:  617-724-7352

McCourt Foundation: New Advances in the Clinical Course and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
03/04/2017
Location: 
Grand Ballroom, Boston Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join Drs. Reisa Sperling and Dorene Rentz on Saturday, March 4, 2017 (10am - 11:30am) for an update on the current understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Information on imaging research and clinical trials will also be presented.

More information may be found at:  http://mccourtfoundation.org/events/Educational-Update

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Denise Arrondo

Tel:  617-872-2056

Email:  info [ at ] mccourtfoundation [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association AlzTalks Program: The Brain - Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
03/02/2017
Location: 
Susan N. McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Dr. Jonathan Jackson will be presenting an update (Thursday, March 2, 2017; 5:30pm - 8pm) on the current research findings in the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Information on upcoming clinical trials for the prevention of Alzheimers' disease before symptom onset will also be discussed.

More information may be found at:   http://alzmass.org/alztalks/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

Concord Council on Aging: Family Forum for Caregivers

Date(s): 
09/24/2016
Location: 
Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Concord Council on Aging will be hosting a family forum for caregivers of individuals with early/young-onset Alzheimer's disease on Saturday, September 24, 2016!  The event will begin with refreshments and a 'resource fair' at 11am, followed by presentations by experts in the caregiving field starting at 12pm.  Dr. Yakeel Quiroz of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be one of the speakers!

More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Abby Ferreira

Tel:  781-863-1166 ext. 104

Email:  a [dot] ferreira [ at ] elderdayservices [dot] com

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)'s Community Forum on Alzheimer's: Awareness, Education and Research

Date(s): 
06/04/2016
Location: 
Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center, 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will be holding a Community Forum on Saturday, June 4, 2016 (8:30am - 2pm) for the public to learn more about the latest research on advances in Alzheimer's disease from a number of experts -- including Drs. Dorene Rentz and Jonathan Jackson of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

The program is free, and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

More information may be found at:  www.alzmass.org/forum/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH) Chapter

Tel:  617-868-6718

The Longest Day: Open House at the MGH Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Date(s): 
06/20/2016
Location: 
MGH Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH East, Building 149, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Members of the public are invited to tour the imaging facilities of the renowned Athinoulas A. Center for Biomedical Imaging located at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Charlestown Navy Yard campus on the 'longest day' (June 20) of 2016!

The event will be held from 10am - 4pm, with presentations on Alzheimer's disease and related topics by members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and an all-day poster session. Complimentary boxed lunches will also be available.

For more information, please visit:

www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/news/20160603/martinos-center-host-open-house-pa...

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

The Longest Day Event

Email: longestday [ at ] martinos [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter): 2016 Spring Research Forum

Date(s): 
03/23/2016
Location: 
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join Drs. Brad Hyman, Brad Dickerson and Dorene Rentz of our Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for a presentation on the latest cutting-edge research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

A reception will start at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion at 7pm.

More information regarding registration for the event may be found at www.alzmass.org/researchforum/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)
Tel:  617-868-6718

The Essentials of Living and Aging: Workshop 1 -- Are You or Someone You Love Worried About Memory?

Date(s): 
03/05/2016
Location: 
Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Members of our Center's Outreach Core and clinicians will be at the Boston Public Library's Grove Hall branch to present an update on Alzheimer's disease research, conduct free memory screenings, and answer any concerns that you may have on memory loss.Lunch will also be provided.

More details about the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Available for social workers. Please contact event organizer for details!
Contact Person(s): 

Tamy-Fee Meneide

Tel:  617-643-0143

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