Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
This conference is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapters) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
The event includes a keynote presentation by Lydia Ayala, Alzheimer's manager at the Kennedy Center, Inc. (www.thekennedycenterinc.org/general/home.php) as well as workshop presentations for clinicians, care-providers and families.
Westin Waltham Hotel, 70 3rd Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
This event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and will feature David A. Bennett, MD, as he presents "Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: Building a Better Brain as We Age". Dr. Bennett is the Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and is best known for his work in the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project.
Registration opens at 6:00pm, and the program begins at 7:00pm. Parking is complimentary, and a coffee/dessert reception will follow the lecture.
Bay Colony Corporate Conference Center, 1100 Winter Street, 1st Floor, Waltham, MA 02451
$25 for families or caregivers; $40 for social workers
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.
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
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:
Please RSVP to ehaimes [ at ] house-works [dot] com, or call 617-928-1010.
Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
$10.00 registration fees for professionals. Free for family caregivers.
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.