Local Event for Caregivers

1st Massachusetts FTD Education Symposium. Things Are Just Different: Understanding Medical and Caregiving Issues In The Frontotemporal Dementias

Date(s): 
10/29/2009
Location: 
Bay Colony Corporate Conference Center, 1100 Winter Street, 1st Floor, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
$25 for families or caregivers; $40 for social workers
Sponsor(s): 

Planned and sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Dementia Unit, Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.

The symposium will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required.

One of the goals of this education day is to provide support for families to learn more about Frontotemporal Dementias (FTDs), and to educate professionals in the community about the disorders.  A definitive diagnosis can help with care-planning and ensure the welfare and safety of the patient and the family. In order to learn more about these challenging disorders, we are seeking to expand its research efforts dramatically to study all aspects of FTDs. By increasing awareness, we hope that education will help to support research goals.

Continuing Education Credits: 
5 Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers
Contact Person(s): 

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Tel:  267-514-7221

 

A Meeting of Hearts and Minds

Date(s): 
06/25/2009
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Geriatric Medicine Unit, and will feature speaker Paula Span (author of When the Time Comes:  Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions), panelists Cornelia Cremens, MD (MGH geriatric psychiatrist), Andrea Cohen (CEO of HouseWorks), and Nancy Shapiro (Director, Goddard House).

A reception will be held from 5:30pm to 6pm, and the program will last from 6pm - 7:15pm.

All those in attendance will receive a free copy of Paula Span's book and complimentary parking.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Please RSVP to ehaimes [ at ] house-works [dot] com, or call 617-928-1010.

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

Date(s): 
06/20/2009
Location: 
Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
Fees: 
$10.00 registration fees for professionals. Free for family caregivers.
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters). The conference is made possible by funding from the Gibney Family Foundation.

Registration will begin at 8:15am, and the conference will begin at held from 9:00am to 12:00noon.

This is the first annual Alzheimer's Association conference for New Hampshire families and professional caring for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease. A panel of experts will present the latest information in therapy, support and education programs offered in New Hampshire.

For more information about the event, please visit www.alzmass.org/newhampshireconference09.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters)

Please call 603-606-6590 for more information

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