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Schedule of the Day

Time Activity
 8:00 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 & Chocolate 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

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

Highlighting Five Unique Tracks

Dementia Management in the Acute Care Setting

1. Acute Care Panel One: Acute Care Dementia Standards and What They Mean for You

11. Acute Care Panel Two: Current Best Practices for Dementia Care in the Acute Care Setting

21. Hospitalization Happens

22. Delirium and Dementia in Hospitalized Older Adults

23. Multidisciplinary Approach to Creating Sensory Diets for Agitation in Acute Care

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Creating Purpose: Therapeutic Activities and Meaningful Engagement

6. The Power of Nature – Bringing Nature’s Healing to Elders with Memory Loss

10. Music and Connection – How to Reach and Connect to Loved Ones Through Music Therapy

17. Functional Activities for People with an Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

19. National Alzheimer’s Buddies: Engaging Youth in Developing a New Model of Care for Advanced Stage Dementia Patients/ Life Story Work with People with Dementia: Understanding the Person, Learning about the Illness

20. Just Say ‘Yes’: Using Improv in Daily Alzheimer’s Care/ Creative Arts & Dementia: Power and Joy

28. Quality of Life through Creativity: Applied Positive Psychology Approach and Art Coaching for Those with Dementia

Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities

8. Approach to the Adult with Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) and Suspected Dementia

17. Functional Activities for People with and Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

26. Unique Challenges Facing People with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Dementia

Advancement in Research: Prevention, Treatment and Care Approaches

3. Disparities in Dementia: Risks, Prevention, and the Latest Research

12. Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory

25. Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease: Preclinical Stage of Dementia

Community Based Dementia Care

5. Strategies to Compensate for Cognitive Losses

9. Collaborative Care Planning in the Community

15. Between Independence and Safety: Living at Home with Alzheimer’s

18. Wandering: Risk, Prevention, and Response

29. Assistive Technology and Apps for Family Caregiving

30. “Dementia Friendly Massachusetts” – Update and Deeper Dive