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Schedule of the Day

A Certificate of Attendance is provided to all conference attendees at no charge.  In order to receive a certificate, you must attend the keynote and three break-out sessions, and complete a conference evaluation. You are also required to sign in/out at the registration table the day of the conference. 

Sign out is at 4:15pm. We cannot offer certificates to those who leave early.

Time Activity
 7:45 am - 9:00 amRegistration Opens
Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Fair
9:00 am - 10:15 am Keynote Presenter
10:15 am - 10:45 am Exhibitor Fair & Coffee Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Session A
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch & Exhibitor Fair
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Session B
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Session C
4:15pm Pick up CEUs or Certificate of Attendance in the Showcase Corner. Attendees must sign out to receive CEU Certificate.

Event Date & Location:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA

Registration Opens on March 1, 2019

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Jim Wessler, Alzheimer's Association
Jim Wessler, Alzheimer's Association

Highlighting Six Unique Tracks

Dementia Management in the Acute Care Setting

#1 – Creating an Operational Plan to Address Dementia in the Hospital Setting: Why, When and How

#11 – Approach to Care for the Dementia Patient in a General Medical-Surgical Hospital

#12 – The Role of the Social Worker in Supporting Caregivers in the Disease Process: In the Acute Care Setting and Beyond

#21 – From Policy to Implementation: Making Your Hospital Dementia Friendly

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Creating Purpose: Activities & Meaningful Engagement

#8 – Let It Shine! Making Art to Create, Engage and Empower

#16 – Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Persons with Dementia in Your Work

#19 – Thinking Outside of the Box: Using Creative and Sensory-Focused Activities in Dementia Care

#20 – Music for Every Life: Music therapy and music interventions with individuals living with Alzheimer’s/ Rhythm, Beats, & Drums Alive with Individuals with Memory Impairment

#29 – Include, Involve, Engage!

Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities

#6 – Approach to the Adult with Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Suspected Dementia

#18 – Environmental Adaptation in the Group Home and Community Setting to Enhance Functioning and Well-Being

#28 – Offering Meaningful Engagement and Activities for those Living with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

Advancement in Research: Prevention, Treatment & Care Approaches

#5 – Overview of Leading Edge Research in the Field of Alzheimer’s Disease

#13 – Evidence Based Research on Healthy Lifestyles and Dementia

Community-Based Dementia Care

#9 – REMIND: Recognizing Early Memory Impairment Needs Assessment for Dementia

#17 – The Unique Values Occupational Therapy Can Bring to Cognitively Impaired Individuals and Their Caregivers in the Home Environment

#24 – Strategies to Compensate for Cognitive Losses

#26 – Opening Minds, Reducing Stigma

#27 – Navigating the Road to Driving Retirement

Workforce Training & Management

#7 – The Power of Human Connection to Transform Lives: A Nursing Assistant Discussion Panel

#15 – Educating and Motivating Your Staff: Implementing Person-Centered Habilitation Therapy Training

#30 – Unwind with Music: Music-Based Stress Management