A Map Through the Maze
Conference for Alzheimer and Dementia Care Providers
A Map Through the Maze, a practical based Alzheimer’s and dementia care conference, offers professionals a unique opportunity to learn current and cutting edge information on a wide range of Alzheimer’s related care topics including meaningful engagement, the latest on treatment and medications, research updates, communication tips, managing dementia related behaviors, hands on care techniques and much more. With 30 breakout sessions offered, there is something for everyone.
Whether you work in long-term care, an assisted living facility, adult day health, home care agency, hospice care, acute care setting, are self-employed, new to this field or a seasoned professional, this conference will provide practical information directly related to your work. It is a great opportunity to network with over 800 professionals in the Alzheimer’s care field while learning new techniques and approaches to care.
Feedback from 2019 Attendees
“Most organized conference I have been to.”
“I love the format with different tracks.”
“Love this conference. Thank you for all of your hard work in planning to make this happen. Great refreshments and lunch. I will attend again next year!”
“Best conference I have attended in a long time. So many great breakouts!”
“I had a great time gaining education, resources and swag!”
Research, Progress and Hope: Is Risk Reduction Possible?
This presentation will address the current state of the field in Alzheimer’s research, highlight Alzheimer’s Association’s sponsored research projects and address what is most needed for progress in the field.
Dr. Maria Carillo
Dr. Carrillo earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University’s Institute for Neuroscience and completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on Alzheimer’s brain imaging and risk factors at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
As chief science officer, Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., sets the strategic vision for the Alzheimer’s Association global research program. Under her leadership, the Association is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, investing more than $440 million since 1982, and an internationally recognized pioneer in convening the dementia science community. Dr. Carrillo uses her platform as a noted public speaker to play an instrumental role in the Association’s efforts to lobby for increased funding for the disease.
Dr. Carrillo oversees the implementation of the Association’s growing portfolio of research initiatives, including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®), the world’s largest and most influential dementia science meeting, and the Research Roundtable, which enables international scientific, industry and government leaders to work together to overcome shared obstacles in Alzheimer’s science and drug development. In addition, she leads the Association’s direct involvement in research by serving as a co-primary investigator for the Association-funded and led U.S. POINTER study, a lifestyle intervention trial to prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
A respected expert in the dementia science field, Dr. Carrillo has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.”