Events

June 20, 2019

Join Katie Brandt, MM -- the Director of Caregiver Support Services at the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit -- from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2019 as she discusses how caregivers may take better care of themselves. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program offred by the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

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May 16, 2019

Join attorney Steven M. Cohen from the Pabian & Russell, LLC firm from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2019 as he discusses the legal & financial planning issues that caregivers should be aware of after their loved ones have received a dementia diagnosis. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program offred by the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

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April 18, 2019

Join social worker Barbara Moskowitz (LICSW) from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2019 as she discusses the next steps that caregivers should be aware of after their loved ones have received a dementia diagnosis. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program offred by the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

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March 20, 2019

Join Dr. Erin E. Stevens (MGH's Geriatric and Palliative Care Physician) from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2019 as she discusses the differences between normal aging & dementia for caregivers. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program offred by the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

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January 15, 2019

Join Joel Salinas, MD, MBA, MSC --- Unit Chief of the MGH's Henry & Allison McCance Center for Brain Health from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 as he discusses brain heatlth for caregivers of individuals living with dementia. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program offred by the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

December 1, 2018

Please joing the NAACP Boston Branch and the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers for a two-part workshop on understanding aging and dementia, care for the caregiver, legal nuts and bolts, and more!

Space is limited! Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-essentials-of-living-and-aging-series-t...

See the attached flyer for more information. 

November 17, 2018

Please join the NAACP Boston Branch and the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers for a two-part workshop on understanding aging and dementia, care for the caregiver, legal nuts and bolts, and more!

Space is limited! Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-essentials-of-living-and-aging-series-t...

See the attached flyer for more information. 

November 7, 2018

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.

November 2, 2018

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

November 1, 2018

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

October 30, 2018

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.  

October 27, 2018

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. 

October 20, 2018

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...

 

October 19, 2018

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).

October 18, 2018

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.  

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