16th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference: “What We Know Now”
Hyannis, MA – On November 8, leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will offer insights and practical information relative to new research and treatments. Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, part of the HopeHealth family of services and formerly known as Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, will host the 16th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference: What We Know Now.
The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference presenters are:
- Mike Curren, Senior Vice President, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, will share core research from the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, and progress on the challenge of identifying and tracking the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Robert A. Stern, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Core Director, BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, will discuss research on one of the most sensitive issues for those living with the disease – when and how to make the transition from the driver seat to the passenger seat
- Nicholas R. Simmons-Stern, BA Yale University, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, will explore the ways we can take advantage of music’s memory enhancing properties to create practical therapies for Alzheimer’s care and learn about what neurological mechanisms give music its power
- Joan Houlihan, Senior Sales Director, Atria Woodbriar will teach how easy it is to improve memory by identifying the “Memory Busters” or forces that prevent people from holding on to the information they want to remember
“The sessions will provide instructive and stimulating discussion on new research and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia,” said David Rehm, president & CEO, HopeHealth. “With over 10,000 individuals affected by this disease in the Cape Cod region alone it’s vital that medical professionals learn new ways to stimulate the brain and improve activities of daily living, providing improved quality of life for individuals and their families.”
Six continuing education units are available. The conference fee is $115.00, including course materials, credits and lunch. Registration must be received by November 4th.
The conference will be held on November 8, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for the conference, call (508) 775-5656 or visit HopeDementia.org to register online.
HopeHealth, formerly known as Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, has been enhancing the quality of life for people experiencing serious illness and loss for more than thirty years. In January of 2012, Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands affiliated with the non-profit organization to enhance and expand its programs and community services. Today, HopeHealth delivers a wide range of medical care, care management and support services throughout eastern Massachusetts. The HopeHealth family of services includes: Hope Hospice; Hope Palliative Care; Hope HouseCalls; Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services; Hope Care for Kids; Hope Community Care; and education and training for professionals, caregivers and the community. Learn more by calling (508) 957-0200 or visiting HopeHealthCo.org.