Local Event for Caregivers

Multicultural Coalition on Aging 2012 Professional Conference: Trends and Transitions: Preparing for Changes in Service Delivery to Diverse Elders

Date(s): 
04/26/2012
Location: 
Ryan Conference Room, John W. McCormack Institute for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Fees: 
$35 for MCA members; $75 for non-MCA members
Sponsor(s): 

This professional conference is targeted towards elder service providers, and will provide attendees with more information on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact service delivery.More information on the day's program and workshops may be found at http://mcaconference2012.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivtefor&utm_source=eb_email&utm_media=email&utm_compaign=invitefor&utm_term=readmore&invite=MTc2NzcxMy9seWFwQHBhcnRuZXJzLm9yZy8w

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

Email:  mcaboston [ at ] yahoo [dot] com

On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research: The Search for Answers

Date(s): 
03/28/2012
Location: 
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join award-winning researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in a discussion of their cutting-edge efforts in Alzheimer's disease research!

Refreshments will be served at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion at 7pm.

More information regarding registration for the event may be found at www.alzmass.org/research12registration.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

Email:  MANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

The McCourt Foundation Presents: An Alzheimer's Update (2012)

Date(s): 
03/03/2012
Location: 
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This free educational event is sponsored by the McCourt Foundation and will feature Drs. Dennis Selkoe and Reisa Sperling on the latest research findings on Alzheimer's Disease, including the latest on the diagnosis and treatments of Alzheimer's disease.

The program will start at 10am, and continental breakfast will be provided.

More information may be found at www.mccourtfoundation.org/events/educational-updates.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

The McCourt Foundation

Tel:  617-872-2056

Email:  info [ at ] mccourtfoundation [dot] org

West Suburban Area Alzheimer's Partnership: New Directors in Alzheimer's Care -- 6th Annual Caregiver Conference

Date(s): 
11/05/2011
Location: 
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Sponsor(s): 

The theme for this conference is "Fostering Connections Through Creative Activities"!  Join a panel of experts who will be sharing their experiences in engaging with people living with Alzheimer's disease, through art, music, movement and laughter.

More information on the event is attached.

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

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

North Shore Alzheimer's Partnership 13th Annual Caregivers Conference

Date(s): 
11/05/2011
Location: 
Holiday Inn Boston-Peabody, 1 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Fees: 
$10 ($25 for individuals applying for continuing education)
Sponsor(s): 

The keynote speaker for this conference is Scott M. McGinnis, MD, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. There will also be 3 workshops available for attendees.

The conference will begin at 9am, and end at 1:30pm.

More information is attached.

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

To register, please call

Tel:  781-231-7800

Memory and Aging: What is Normal and What is Not?

Date(s): 
10/29/2011
Location: 
Lee B. Macht Building, Cambridge Health Alliance, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fees: 
This event is free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): 

Join Margaret Lanca, PhD, Director of Adult Neuropsychology, Psychological Testing and Training at Cambridge Health Alliance, for an informative event for caregivers that will include information on memory skills in normal aging, and how neuropsychological evaluations may be used as a tool for the diagnosis, treatmetn and management of dementia.

The event, which is sponsored by the Cambridge Somerville Alzheimer's Partnership, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH Chapter), will be held from 10am - 11:30am.

More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

Tel:  617-628-2601

Email:  info [ at ] eldercare [dot] org

Lewy Body Dementia Educational Presentation

Date(s): 
10/12/2011
Location: 
Sherrill House, 135 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Stephen N. Gomperts, MD, PhD, a neurologist from our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, will present an overview on Lewy Body Dementia. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Pre-registration is required.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Melissa Muccioli

Tel:  617-731-2400 x 3017

Email:  mmuccioli [ at ] sherrillhouse [dot] org

21st Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Genes & Alzheimer's Disease: Lessons in Moving the Mountain into the Lab

Date(s): 
10/26/2011
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 Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD, as he presents information on the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium, a $18.3 million, 5-year project funded by the National Institute of Aging to conduct studies that will identify genes associated with an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Schellenberg is the Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Head of the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium.

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

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Telephone:  617-868-6718

Email:  eventsMANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

Understanding Brain Disorders

Date(s): 
09/14/2011
Location: 
McGovern Institute Seminar Room, MIT Building 46-3189, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Alzheimer's Association and The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology will present a stimulating discussion about Alzheimer's disease, featuring Dr. Reisa A. Sperling of the Massachusetts ADRC on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 6pm.

A reception and tour of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute will follow the presentation.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Elizabeth Pearce

Tel:  617-868-6718 X 2007

Email:  elizabeth [dot] pearce [ at ] alz [dot] org

FTD Caregiver Education Day and Annual Meeting: One Hope -- Different Perspectives

Date(s): 
06/10/2011
Location: 
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, 2 Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and the Massachusetts General Hospital's Frontotemporal Degeneration Unit staff as they present a half-day caregiver education program to address the concerns of caregivers and family members affected by Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Watch the premiere screening of It is What It Is, a short film to promote awareness of FTD, and hear a Keynote Address by Bradford C. Dickerson, MD, MMSc, Director of the MGH FTD Unit, on new neuroimaging and other tools used for the early diagnosis and management of the disease.

A program brochure is attached, and more information may be found at www.theaftd.org

Continuing Education Credits: 
3 CEU Credits Available for licensed Social Workers
Contact Person(s): 

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Tel:  866-507-7222

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