Local Event for Caregivers

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

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

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