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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 - 8:45 amRegistration Opens
Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Fair
8:45 am - 10:00 am Keynote Presenter
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor Fair & Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:45 pm Session A
11:45 am - 1:15 pmLunch & Exhibitor Fair
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Session B
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Session C
4:15 pm Pick up CEUs or Certificate of Attendance in the Showcase Corner. Attendees must sign out to receive CEU Certificate.

Event Date & Location:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA

Registration Opens on March 1, 2020

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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. Dementia Capable Healthcare Systems: the 4M Framework
11. What Hospitals can Learn from Long Term Care
21. The Missing Link in the Prevention and Treatment of Hospital Delirium

Creating Purpose: Activities & Meaningful Engagement

7. Drumming Up Happiness for People with Dementia
9. Use the Power of Reading/Connecting through Memories
18. Nature as a Therapeutic Intervention
22. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Transforming Dementia Care

Caring for Individuals with Dementia and I/DD

4. Detecting Dementia in Adults with I/DD
16. I/DD and Dementia: Community-Based Caregiver Supports
22. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Transforming Dementia Care

Advancement in Research

2. Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment
10. The Hidden Costs of Care/The Grief Journey of Dementia Caregivers
12. Mood and Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease
22. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Transforming Dementia Care

Workforce Management and Training

8. The Inter-professional Team and Person-Centered Care
15. Maintaining Professional Boundaries
22. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Transforming Dementia Care

Occupational Therapy

5. Assessment & Documentation of Cognition: Easing Transitions
14. The Role of Environmental Modification
21. The Missing Link in the Prevention and Treatment of Hospital Delirium
22. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Transforming Dementia Care