Register for ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture 2022, Dementia Awareness Training for First Responders

Nov 2, 2022

Dementia affects every community, but not in the same way. Join Dementia Friends Massachusetts for a conversation about disparities, different needs, and specific strengths in many cultural and linguistic communities.

Dementia educators and advocates in Black/African American, Chinese, Brazilian/Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Spanish-speaking, and Southeast Asian communities, as well as those working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, will share their insights and experiences. Come learn with us, as we work to raise awareness about dementia and make sure that information and support is available in all of our communities.

When and where: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 EST. On Zoom.

Cost: Attendance is free; donations accepted.

Interpretation: Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

CEUs: This program has been approved for three (3) Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91323. Certificates of attendance will also be available for nurses and those in other professions. Those requesting CEUs or a certificate must attend the entire event and complete a follow-up evaluation. There is an added fee for CEUs.


Let’s Talk about Dementia and Culture 2022, led by Dementia Friends Massachusetts, is a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston. It is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, Dementia Action Alliance, and National Council of Dementia Minds. Thank you to Point32Health Foundation for supporting Dementia Friends Massachusetts’ “road to representation,” and this symposium.

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  • Dementia Awareness and Education for First Responders via Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age and dementia friendly to promote dementia awareness training opportunities for first responders, including local police department, fire department and EMTs.

The goal of this training is to educate Fire and EMS personnel on the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. This program has been developed specifically for Fire and EMS. Strategies acquired from this training will provide an understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, and will help personnel optimize the effectiveness of responding during interventions with persons living with dementia, and their families.

This program will be offered virtually on two different dates

Please register individually using the links provided below. Approved for
2 Continuing Education hours through Massachusetts OEMS.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 

7:00 – 9:00 AM – Presenter: Melissa Grenier, LCSW, Regional Manager, NH Alzheimer’s Association

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

6:00 – 8:00 PM – Presenter: Jennifer Hoadley, CDP, Regional Manager, Southeastern MA, Alzheimer’s Association

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