Local Event for Caregivers

You Are What You Eat: The Science of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Healthy Brain Aging

Date(s): 
05/18/2010
Location: 
Veritas Auditorium (Berchman Hall Administration Building), Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event will feature Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and a Q & A session with Dr. Okereke, Dr. Benjamin Liptzin of the Baystate Medical Center, John Yahres and James Wessler of the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

A registration/reception will commence at 6pm, followed by the featured presentation by Dr. Okereke at 7pm. The Q & A session will begin at 8pm.

The event is underwritten by a grant from the Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

More information regarding the event may be found at www.alzmass.org/aspcalendar/events.asp?Event_ID=1604

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Annie Clattenburg

Tel:  413-787-1113

Email:  annie [dot] clattenburg [ at ] alz [dot] org

Aging With Dignity XV: A Conference on Preventing and Responding to Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Among Older People

Date(s): 
06/08/2010
Location: 
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Fees: 
$45
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a number of other agencies, and is targeted to professionals who work with the elderly.

More information regarding the program may be found on the attached brochure.

Continuing Education Credits: 
CAC/CADAC, LAD-I & II, LADC Assistants, CAS, RN/LPN, SW, RD, LMHC and Nursing Home Administrators' continuing education credits are pending approval
Contact Person(s): 

Jennifer Fahey

AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Tel:  508-752-7313

Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program 1st Statewide Conference: Preventing Healthcare Errors, Fraud and Abuse

Date(s): 
05/21/2010
Location: 
Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This program is sponsored by the Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Inc., and will take place between 8am & 3pm on Friday, May 21, 2010. It is open to all human service and healthcare providers as well as health-care consumers.

Participants have a choice of a variety of engaging workshops to attend.

More information regarding the conference is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
RN and Social Worker continuing education credits are pending approval
Contact Person(s): 

Pat Sadre

SMP Program

Tel:  1-800-802-0890 ext 1352

Care to Cure: The Latest in Alzheimer's Research and Caregiving Strategies

Date(s): 
05/22/2010
Location: 
Sweeney Auditorium, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Fees: 
$10 for professionals. Free for caregivers
Sponsor(s): 

This event will be held between 9:00am - 12:00pm on Saturday, May 22, 2010, and is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

Dr. Michael Wolfe of the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Jo Ann Jordan, RN, BS, M.Ed., dementia specialist and educator, will present the latest research findings on Alzheimer's disease, as well as practical strategies in caring for individuals with dementia.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters)

Please call 603-606-6590 for more information

Legal and Financial Issues and Younger Onset Dementia

Date(s): 
05/10/2010
Location: 
Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This presentation will be held from 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2010, and will feature Donald N. Freedman, partner of the law firm Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP, in a discussion on the unique legal and financial issues facing individuals (under age 65) with dementia.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Nicole McGurin

Email:  nicole [dot] mcgurin [ at ] alz [dot] org

 

Jeanette Rosa

Email:  jeanette [dot] rosa [ at ] alz [dot] org

The Art and the Alzheimer's Brain

Date(s): 
04/15/2010
Location: 
Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 016908
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Registration for the event and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 6:15pm.

At 7:00pm, Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, will discuss how music and visual art can help improve memory for those with Alzheimer's Disease.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Laura Bombrun

Tel:  1-800-272-3900

Email:  laura [dot] bombrun [ at ] alz [dot] org

It's Not Supposed to Happen Like This: A Program for the Partners of People with Younger Onset Dementia

Date(s): 
04/21/2010
Location: 
Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias.

Licensed mental health counselor, Peter W. Ham, will lead a workshop for partners/spouses of individuals (under the age of 65) with frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Nicole McGurin

Tel:  617-393-2005

Email:  nicole [dot] mcgurin [ at ] alz [dot] org

Kit Clark Senior Services' "Taking Care" Series: Nutrition Strategies for Adults with Dementia

Date(s): 
04/07/2010
Location: 
This even will air "live" on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 (6:00pm - 7:00pm EST) on Boston Neighborhood Network Comcast Channel 9 and RCN Channel 15. Sessions will also be repeated on Friday mornings at 10am and Sundays at 12noon
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

As part of the Kit Clark Senior Services' "Taking Care" series, this program will feature Joanne Gunnard, LDRD, and Donna Allen, RN, on providing good nutrition for individuals with dementia.

www.kitclark.org

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Janet Gottler

Director, Long-Term Care Programs

Kit Clark Senior Services

1500 Dorchester Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02122

Tel:  617-825-5000

Recent Scientific Progress on Treating Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
02/27/2010
Location: 
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This 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.

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

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 2010 Disparities Forum: Dr. Atul Gawande (Guest Speaker)

Date(s): 
03/29/2010
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the MGH's Disparities Solution Center and Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities and will feature renowned surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Research Director for the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health. 

Dr. Gawande publishes frequently in the New Yorker magazine and has recently published a new book entitled The Checklist Manifesto:  How to Get Things Right.

The presentation aims to bring current issues and topies on disparities and health to the local community and will be held from 8:00 - 9:00am.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

The Disparities Solution Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02114

Tel:  617-724-7658

Email:  disparitiessolutions [ at ] partners [dot] org

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