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A Map Through the Maze

Conference for Alzheimer and Dementia Care Providers

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

 

Conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals

A Map Through the Maze (MAP) 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, working with families, hands on care techniques and much more. With 30 breakout sessions offered there is something for everyone.

 

Call for Presentations (deadline extended!)

The submission process is now open to offer a breakout session at A Map Through the Maze. We encourage professionals who have expertise in a topic related to Alzheimer’s and dementia care to submit a presentation. We offer 30 different breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to dementia care. Each breakout session is 75 minutes.

Breakout sessions are as follows:

Session A: 10:30 a.m – 11:45 a.m.
Session B: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Session C: 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Submissions will be rated according to topic and evidence based content.

The use of visual aids such as PowerPoint are strongly encouraged and the inclusion of take away handouts is required. Speakers will be required to provide a PDF of their PowerPoint and/or handout in advance. Handouts from all breakouts will be shared with attendees post conference.

Speakers receive complimentary registration to the conference.

Panels are limited to four speakers. Each speaker must submit a proposal form.
Below you will find a list of suggested topics. Please note this is not an exclusive list. Contact Lorraine Kermond at lkermond@alz.org with questions related to breakout topics.

Audience

A Map Through the Maze brings together over 800 professionals from a variety of care settings including assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, home care agencies, hospice agencies, and adult day health centers.

Content

Speakers must refrain from promoting, marketing or selling products or services.
Employer or service may be mentioned in speaker introduction only.
No marketing or publicity materials allowed in breakout room.

Deadline for submission is January 2, 2020.

Note: Each speaker must submit a proposal form.

You will receive notification of acceptance and time slot by January 17, 2020.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA

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Special Interest for MAP 2020

    • Dementia Management in the Acute Care Setting
    • Creating Purpose: Therapeutic Activities and Meaningful Engagement
    • Advancement in Research: Prevention, Treatment and Care Approaches
    • Community Based Dementia Care
    • Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities
    • Workforce Training and Management
    • Allied Healthcare Professionals: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Deadline for submission is January 2, 2020.

Note: Each speaker must submit a proposal form.

Suggested Topics

Research

  • Basics, role of genetics, latest research
  • Application of new research to clinical practice

 

Staff Management/Training/Retention

  • Interdisciplinary team models for working with dementia population
  • Best practices in staff training 
  • Direct care staff and meaningful engagement
  • Implementing culture change
  • Managing staff relationships
  • Preventing staff burnout

Working with Families

  • Discussing difficult subjects with families, i.e. placement, end of life preparation, etc.
  • Supporting families throughout disease process and as they grieve

 

Purposeful Engagement 

  • Engagement for those at the end of life
    • Holistic therapies and dementia care
    • Spiritual Connections
    • Meaningful activities

    Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors as a Form of Communication

    • Inventions in response to behavioral expressions
    • Effective non-pharmacological approaches to dementia related behaviors 
    • Therapeutic approaches to direct care

     

     

    Allied Healthcare Professionals: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

    • How to effectively work with individuals living with dementia
    • How to interpret cognitive assessment tools
    • Cognitive assessments and impact on the patient’s assessment
    • Tools and tips to ease the transition from different care settings
    • Ways to support and educate families
    • Environmental adaptations to support individuals throughout the disease process 

    Other

    • Management of chronic mental health issues and dementia
    • Quality of life interventions impacting individuals with dementia and their care partners 
    • Collaborative approaches to care, treatment and services
    • Management of ethical issues related to dementia care
    • Unique psychosocial and care needs of at risk populations
    • Use of technology to enhance coordination of care 
    • Supporting individuals with a younger-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis
    • Managing sundowning and dementia
    • Driving and safety management issues 
    • Special considerations for end of life care
    • Cultural differences & dementia
    • Dementia friendly environment in home and LTC
    • How to partner with PCPs

      Audience
      A Map Through the Maze brings together over 800 professionals from a variety of care settings including assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, home care agencies, hospice agencies, and adult day health centers.

      Content
      Speakers must refrain from promoting, marketing or selling products or services.
      Employer or service may be mentioned in speaker introduction only.
      No marketing or publicity materials allowed in breakout room.

      Deadline for submission is January 2, 2020.

      Note: Each speaker must submit a proposal form.