Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH Hosting Virtual New England Family Conference

Join the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH for a free, virtual conference for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families. Sessions will feature notable guest speakers and include a panel of persons living with early stage dementia. Topics include tips and strategies to living well with cognitive changes, use of expressive therapies and mindfulness practice to live well, a caregiver panel, how to approach resistance to care, and creating a healthy and safe environment for living with dementia.
NEW this year, the entire conference will be translated into Spanish. We will be offering live, simultaneous Spanish interpretation during the conference using Zoom’s built-in interpretation feature. Attendees can click the globe-shaped “Interpretation” icon in Zoom during the conference to select Spanish and hear the interpretation. Instructions for accessing interpretation will also be provided during the event.

Registration is free and available here and an agenda is included below:

Friday, February 3, 2023 – Programs for Individuals Living with Dementia

Note: All sessions will include live, simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

  • 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Opening Remarks and Keynote, Living Well: Panel of Individuals Living with Dementia
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM, Break
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Living Well with Cognitive Challenges: Tips and Strategies
  • 12:15 – 12:45 PM, Lunch Break
  • 12:45 – 1:45 PM, Living Your Best Life: Use Expressive Therapies and Mindfulness Practices
  • 1:45- 2:00 PM, Closing Remarks

Friday will also include a special caregiver program in Spanish:

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Manejo de las visitas al hospital y salas de emergencia, presentado por el Dr. Juan Carlos Urizar, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Programs for Family Caregivers

Note: All sessions will include live, simultaneous Spanish interpretation

  • 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Opening Remarks and Panel of Caregivers: Accessing Services and Support
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM, Break
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Reducing Hesitancy to Care: Personalizing Your Approach
  • 12:15 – 12:45 PM, Lunch break
  • 12:45 – 1:45 PM, Creating a Healthy and Safe Environment for Living with Dementia
  • 1:45 – 2:00 PM, Closing Remarks