Local Event for Caregivers

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

Alzheimer's Association Focus on Research Event: Advances in the Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
04/28/2011
Location: 
Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The MA/NH chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is inviting the public to a Focus on Research event featuring Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD, clinical neuropsychologist of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Rentz will discuss recent advances in the early detection of preclinical Alzheimer's disease.

Registration and reception starts at 6:15pm, and the presentation will start at 7pm.

More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Christine Brown

Tel:  508-799-2386

Email:  christine [dot] brown [ at ] alz [dot] org

Montessori-Based Activity Programming (MAP) for Persons Living with Dementia

Date(s): 
04/21/2011
Location: 
New Horizons at Choate LLC, 21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join presenter Sharon Johnson of HearthStone Alzheimer Care on her presentation of an innovative method of working with individuals with cognitive impairment that is based on the educational philosophies of Maria Montessori.

The presentation will be held at 9am at the New Horizons at Choate retirement community center. A light breakfast will be served starting at 8:30am.

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

Melissa McCarthy

Tel:  617-335-3949

Email:  mccarthy [ at ] thehearth [dot] org

Hebrew SeniorLife 2011 End-of-Life Series: Who's In Charge: Defining Harmful and Ineffective Treatment

Date(s): 
05/12/2011
Location: 
Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Anne Mahler, MS, RN, ACHPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Palliative Care Program at Hebrew SeniorLife, will present "Who's In Charge:  Defining Harmful and Ineffective Treatment" on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 9-10am. Registration & breakfast will commence at 8:30am. 

More information may be found at www.hebrewseniorlife.org/endoflifeseries

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 Contact Hour for Nursing and Social Work
Contact Person(s): 

Dana Kern

Email:  danakern [ at ] hebrewseniorlife [dot] org

Hebrew SeniorLife 2011 End-of-Life Series: Working Effectively with Challenging Famliies at the End-Of-Life

Date(s): 
04/14/2011
Location: 
Shapiro Community Center, NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join Drs. Heidi Blake, Laurie Rosenblatt and Annie Banks, LICSW, of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as they present "Working Effectively with Challenging Families at the End-Of-Life" on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 9-10am. Registration & breakfast will commence at 8:30am. 

More information may be found at www.hebrewseniorlife.org/endoflifeseries

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 Contact Hour for Nursing and Social Work
Contact Person(s): 

Dana Kern

Email:  danakern [ at ] hebrewseniorlife [dot] org

Hebrew SeniorLife 2011 End-of-Life Series: A Case Study: Medical, Ethical and Spiritual Issues at End-Of-Life

Date(s): 
03/24/2011
Location: 
Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Jody Comart, PhD, Chaplain and Director of Palliative Care Program at Hebrew SeniorLife, will present "A Case Study:  Medical, Ethical and Spiritual Issues at End-Of-Life" on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9-10am. Registration & breakfast will commence at 8:30am. 

More information may be found at www.hebrewseniorlife.org/endoflifeseries

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 Contact Hour for Nursing and Social Work
Contact Person(s): 

Dana Kern

Email:  danakern [ at ] hebrewseniorlife [dot] org

The McCourt Foundation Presents: Recent Scientific Progress on Treating Alzheimer's Disease (2011)

Date(s): 
03/05/2011
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 advances in imaging for early diagnosis and clinical trials.

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

More information may be found on the attached event flyer.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

The McCourt Foundation

Tel:  781-444-2544

Email:  info [ at ] mccourtfoundation [dot] org

20th Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Before the Memories Fade: Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
10/27/2010
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 Reisa A. Sperling, MD, MMSc, as she presents "Before the Memories Fade:  Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease". Dr. Sperling is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer Resaerch and Treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Co-Director of the Neuroimaging Program at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Telephone:  617-868-6718

Email:  eventsMANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

Come Learn How Brain Health & Living A Connected Life is Changing the Face of Aging

Date(s): 
06/28/2010
Location: 
The Castle at Boston University, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by MyWay Village/Connected Living (www.mywayvillage.com) and the Boston University Institute of Geriatric Social Work and will feature Paul D. Nussbaum, PhD, on a discussion of aging and brain health.

A wine & cheese reception will start at 5pm, and Dr. Nussbaum's presentation will commence at 5:45pm.

More information on the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MyWay Village, Inc.

Tel:  617-328-1600

Email:  events [ at ] connectedliving [dot] com

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