On March 1 and 2, 2024, the Alzheimer’s Association New England Chapter invites you to a free virtual conference as part of its programs for the prevention, treatment, and research of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This is a crucial opportunity for those living with the disease and their families.
- Specialized Information: The conference provides access to specialized information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Participants can gain valuable insights into living with these conditions, caregiving strategies, and available resources.
- Real Perspectives: Panelists and caregivers offer a direct and realistic perspective on the challenges and triumphs associated with these diseases. This personal interaction provides a deeper and more humanized understanding.
- Practical Sessions: Practical sessions provide tangible tools and strategies that participants can apply in their daily lives.
- Emotional Support: Connecting with others who share similar experiences can be comforting and provide a strong system of emotional support. The conference offers a space to share and learn from the stories of other participants.
- Advancements in Treatment: Presentations on advances in treatment and modifiable risk factors offer an optimistic and up-to-date view of research in the field. This information can be encouraging for those seeking to understand treatment possibilities.
- Caregiver-specific Sessions: Sessions dedicated to caregivers address the complexities and challenges of caring for people with dementia. They provide practical advice and strategies for the personal care of those taking on this important responsibility.
- Expert-Led Conference: The conference is led by experts in the field, providing participants with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from experienced professionals in the treatment and care of people with dementia.
- Spanish Interpretation Available: Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish enhances the conference’s accessibility, ensuring a broader audience can benefit from the information and resources provided.
Attending this conference is not only educational but can also be a significant step toward empowerment and well-being for both those living with dementia and their caregivers.
Two-Day Program Overview:
Friday, March 1: Programs for People Living with Dementia
- Coping with diagnosis, combating associated stigma, the importance of disease education, social engagement, and having a voice in one’s care will be discussed.
- Tips for implementing safety measures, creating routines, and using helpful devices will be shared. Key strategies from organizing spaces to advance planning will be explored.
- Creative session focused on self-care. From art therapy to mindfulness practices, this session provides tools to encourage creativity and well-being.
Saturday, March 2: Programs for Family Caregivers
- Presentation on advances in treatment and modifiable risk factors, providing a hopeful perspective.
- Caregivers will share their experiences, providing advice, strategies, and lessons learned in their caregiving journey for those with dementia.
- Strategies for engaging individuals in the early stages of dementia through risk-free activities. Activities reducing anxiety and adding meaning to the individual’s life will be explored.
Register now for the Alzheimer’s Association Family Conference on March 1-2, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Discover how shared information and connections with other caregivers and professionals can make a significant difference in dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Learn more by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association booth.