20th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference

20th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference
Event on 2017-11-17 08:00:00
20th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer's Awareness ConferenceHolistic Apporaches for Dementia Care Continuing Education: 6 CEs*  for RN/LPN, LICSW, LPC/LMHC, psychologists and marriage and family therapists Tuition: 0. Includes materials, breakfast and lunch. Are you involved with or interested in making new professional connections — and hearing the latest about Alzheimer’s and dementia from leading experts? This conference will do both. It will help you learn new ideas and approaches to providing care for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This disease has a slow and relentless progression, lasting years from diagnosis. As a caregiver, you are required to adapt and change as care needs increase. You will hear from experts in holistic approaches to improve the caregiving experience. You will learn about lifestyle modifications to maintain your own brain, innovative approaches in caring for people with dementia, and how marijuana, cannabis and cannabinoids impact Alzheimer’s disease. The day concludes with a special session on essential oils used for cognitive and behavioral wellbeing. Lifestyle Modifications to Maintain Your BrainThomas B. Shea, PhD, Professor and Director, Laboratory for Neuroscience, University of Massachusetts, LowellA life-long Massachusetts resident, Thomas B. Shea joined University of Massachusetts, Lowell’s department of biological sciences over 20 years ago. Dr. Shea and his team have demonstrated that certain combinations of vitamins and nutritional supplements can improve memory and mood in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease as well as adults without dementia. Innovative Approaches in Caring for People with DementiaLynn Lazarus Serper, EdDLynn Lazarus is celebrated for developing the Serper Method™, a groundbreaking learning program for brain health and vitality. Challenging the assumption that the older brain no longer learns, research and practice has shown that exciting changes can happen in individuals who study, discuss, share meaningful thoughts and ideas, and laugh together, even if a person struggles with a brain condition. Marijuana, Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Alzheimer’s Disease Denise A. Valenti, MDDenise A. Valenti is active in research and consultation related to vision, aging, neuroprocessing and cannabinoids, and their effect on cognitive function and driving. Dr. Valenti has educational expertise in the field of age-related neurodegenerative diseases with the emphasis on Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. She is the principal in the development of technology to detect impairment from cannabis consumption, IMMAD-Impairment Measurement Marijuana and Driving. Essential Oils for Cognitive and Behavioral WellbeingDonna Wood Eaton, BSDonna Wood Eaton holds a chartered herbalist degree from Dominion Herbal College and a B.S. in psychology. Donna has maintained a holistic wellness practice for the past 25 years combining her knowledge of herbalism, psychology and spirituality to work with her clients. Walk away from the conference with a fresh perspective on caregiving. Earn 6 CEs, meet up with old friends, have lunch and enjoy visiting and discovering vendor displays and their offerings. Registration is required. Call (508) 775-5656 or email Info@HopeDementia.org for more information. *Commonwealth Educational Seminars provides accreditation. Click here for further information. Thank you to our Lunch SponsorsMill Hill ResidenceMaplewood at BrewsterMaplewood at Mayflower Place Thank you to our Breakfast SponsorsHarbor Point at CentervilleComfort KeepersENOS Home MedicalNorthbridge Companies  

at DoubleTree by Hilton
287 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, United States

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