Dr. Kathryn Papp will provide an overview of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease, focusing on modifiable risk factors for dementia. This program will review current research in diet, mindfulness, sleep, exercise, and social and cognitive activities, and will also explore the lifestyle changes you can make today to maximize your brain health for the future.
See the attached flyer to learn more.
Join us in hearing Jonathan Jackson, PhD provide the latest information on how the brain changes in healthy aging as well as in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Moreover, the presentation will address common questions related to genetic risk of AD, the differences between AD and dementia, what treatments are just over the horizon, and what you can do to keep your mind sharp in later years.
To learn more: https://www.town.sturbridge.ma.us/council-aging/events/59073
Join speaker, Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD, at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging for a showing of the compelling PBS documentary "Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?"
It is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time, as the disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love and to remember. This film includes what researchers are doing to find a cure and the role people play in participating in clinical trials.
Click here to learn more: https://www.mattapoisett.net/council-aging/events/66163
This collaborative event held by the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter and Honoring Choices Massachusetts will help you learn more about planning ahead and ehnace your knowledge and skills to help adults with memory concerns make a plan to honor their care choices. Ronda Randazzo, MSW, LICSW, CDP, Manager of Education, Alzheimer's Association, will provide up-to-date information and strategies to help care providers start early and on-going discussions with adults, families and caregivers. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Join Senator Spilka's Senior Health & Wellness Fair will from 9 am-1:30 pm. The fair will provide a forum for seniors to learn new information, have an opportunity to ask questions, and enjoy a fun day out. A variety of individual booths will provide information on topics ranging from recent changes in government health insurance programs to nutrition.
Join us in the 4th Annual The Best Years Expo presented by Steward Health Care at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough MA. There will be an array of informative discussions, displates and performances to help you learn how to get the most out of life in your 50s, 60s, 70, and beyond. There will be a variety of entertainment, including Derek Hough, a jusdge on World of Dance.
Learn more about this event:https://www.gatehousene.com/bestyearsexpo
Register for this event on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-best-years-expo-with-derek-hough-ticket...
The Massachusetts General Hospital's Frontotemporal Disorders Unit will host its 4th annual gala event on October 19, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge! This special event will bring together more than 250 patients, caregivers, family members, clinicians staff, industry partners and community partners to raise awareness, funds & hope for the cure of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) and related dementias.
The event will feature a patient and caregiver-centered art exhibit, live music, live auction, raffles and a presentation by the Unit's Director -- Dr. Brad Dickerson. This year's art exhibit will feature artist Laura Bundesen, and showcase her love of the brain and neuroscience through her beautiful work!
All funds raised at the event will support the clinical research programs of the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit. Tickets may be purchased at Because.MassGeneral.org/FTDUnitGala.
For questions about tickets, sponsorships or donations, please contact Katie Brandt (the Unit's Director of Caregiver Support Services & Public Relations).
Dr. Seth Gale, a behavioral neurologist, and Hope Schwartz, a program coordinator at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will present "Pathways to Prevention: Maximizing Brain-Healthy Behavior to Protect from Cognitive Decline". Dr. Gale and Ms. Schwartz will provide an overview of cognitive aging and Alzheimer disease, focusing on risk factors that can be modified including diet, mindfulness, sleep, exercise, social and cognitive activities as well as lifestyle changes that can maximize future brain health. For more information or to register for any of the programs, please call the COA at 978-352-5726.
Join in a discussion With Dr. Karin Schon, PhD on how important exercise is for you and how it improves brain function, thinking, memory, and mood, as well as how it can reduce falls and dementia. There will be an interactive workshop where you will learn how to do exercise safely and correctly.
Check out the attached flyer to learn more!
The movie The Genius of Marian will be presented at our Conversations with Caregivers series on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (5:30pm - 7pm), followed by dicussions with the daughter (Devon Angelini-White) of the movie's protagonist (Pam White) and the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital (Dr. Brent Forrester). This Education Series is sponsored by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine. More information is attached.
This discussion and book signing event will discuss Greg O'Brien's story. O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s and writes about living with the disease, not dying with it through hope, faith, and humor. See the link below for more information:
The third annual Jog Your Memory 5K will take place on September 16th. 80% of proceeds will go tot he Cure Alzheimer's Fund, the other 20% will go to local families in need. To find out more, check out the Jog Your Memory 5K's website:
Wednesday, September 12th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Lenore Jackson-Pope, Co-Director of Primary Care Outreach at the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment and the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present "A World Without Alzheimer's Disease". This is a research based talk explaining the work which is being done to find a cure, as well as the importance of participating in memory research.
The Mattapan Community Health Center is hosting a health fair on Saturday, September 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event will include free health screenings from various organizations as well as music, food, and a raffle. Stop by to check out the MADRC table where we will have information about our memory studies.
This event is free and open to the public.
Dementia Friendly Day is having an event for all ages on Saturday, September 8th, from 10 am - 1 pm! Learn about different resources that will help make a Dementia Friendly Community. There will be live music, food, children's activities and more. See below for more details!