Local Event for Caregivers

Joining Our Voices Conference

Date(s): 
12/08/2013
Location: 
Jewish Family & Children's Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham MA 02451
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

Discover the power of self-expression with renowned guest artists and dementia experts at this day-long conference that will be held from 11am - 3:45pm.

More information may be found on the following website:

www.jfcsboston.org/NewsEvents/ViewArticle/tabid/260/smid/722/ArticleID/234/reftab/285/t/Joining-Our-Voices/Default.aspx

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Jewish Family & Children's Service

Tel:  781-693-5051

Email:  joiningvoices [ at ] jfcsboston [dot] org

 

23rd Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia Care at Home

Date(s): 
11/06/2013
Location: 
Westin Waltham Hotel, 70 3rd Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and will feature Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS, as he presents a lecture on "Dementia Care at Home". Dr. Lyketsos is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center in Baltimore, MD, and received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP).

Registration opens at 6:00pm, and the program begins at 7:00pm.  Parking is complimentary, and a coffee/dessert reception will follow the lecture.

More information may be found at www.alzmass.org/simons/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Telephone:  1-800-272-3900

Community Forum on Memory Loss

Date(s): 
09/20/2013
Location: 
Russell Auditorium, 80 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Alzheimer's Association is presenting a community forum for families, caregivers and people concerned about memory loss. The event will be held from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Russell Auditorium in Dorchester, MA.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Sarah Wiederhold

Tel:  617-868-6718

Living with Chronic Illness Initiative: Balancing Act

Date(s): 
10/17/2013 - 11/07/2013
Location: 
Jewish Family & Children's Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
$75 for Entire Series; Scholarships available
Sponsor(s): 

The Jewish Family & Children's Service program is offering a 3-session supper and education series for adults coping with a parent's dementia. The sessions will be held on October 17, 24 and November 7.More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Beth Soltzberg, MSW, MBA

Tel:  781-693-5628

Email:  bsoltzberg [ at ] jfcsboston [dot] org

Living Longer: Aging with Intellectual Disabilities

Date(s): 
09/14/2014
Location: 
Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Convention Center, 1637 Worcester Avenue, Framingham MA 01701
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

Join health care management professionals, clinicians, direct-care professionals and families at this conference on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and aging in activities with intellectual disabilities.

More information on the event may be found at www.bridgewell.org/news-and-events/2014llconference/.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Jeri Knoll

Director of Training, Bridgewell

Tel:  781-715-8924 ext. 206

Email:  jkroll [ at ] bridgewell [dot] org

Dementia Care @ AAIC (Alzheimer's Association International Conference): Translating Research into Practice

Date(s): 
07/17/2013
Location: 
The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

This day-long conference will feature keynote speaker, Steven R. Sabat, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University,  author of The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease:  A Life Through a Tangled Veil, and co-editor of Dementia:  Mind, Meaning and the Person.

Topics for professionals in the field will include breakthrough research with a focus on non-pharmacological treatments, and innovative programs and care interventions.

A detailed agenda is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Lorraine Kermond

Manager of Professional Education Programs, Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718 ext. 2010

Email:  lkermond [ at ] alz [dot] org

Can You Get Dementia From Football? Long Term Consequences of Repetitive Trauma

Date(s): 
11/15/2012
Location: 
Baystate Medical Conference Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join Dr. Robert Stern, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Clinical & Research Program at the Boston University School of Medicine for a special research forum (6pm - 8pm) in Western Massachusetts on November 15, 2012!

Registration & reception will be held from 5:30pm - 6pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Marcia McKenzieTel:  413-787-1113Email:  marcia [dot] mckenzie [ at ] alz [dot] org

ARTZ and Dementia: Innovation, Inclusion & Creative Expression

Date(s): 
10/03/2012
Location: 
NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026
Fees: 
$100 for professionals. Student rate upon request.
Sponsor(s): 

This conference will take place from 8am - 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 and highlights best practices for creative arts programming for people living with dementia. Workshops will include topics on dance/expressive movements, museum tours, music and storytelling/poetry.More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Mina Kuraoka

Tel:  617-363-8766

Email:  minakuraoka [ at ] hsl [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Care to Cure: Alzheimer's Association Research and Caregiving Conference

Date(s): 
11/10/2012
Location: 
Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This half-day (9am - 1pm) conference will feature a presentation on the importance of clinical trials by Dr. Robert Stern of the Boston University School of Medicine, and choice of 3 breakout sessions on early-stage dementia, communication & behavior challenges, and the power of advocacy for caregivers!

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

22nd Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Non-Pharmacological Strategies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
11/08/2012
Location: 
Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and will feature Kristine Yaffe, MD, as she presents "Non-Pharmacological Strategies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease". Dr. Yaffe is the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.

More information regarding the symposium is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Telephone:  617-868-6718

Email:  eventsMANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

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