Events

February 7, 2020

Next up in the MADRC Education Series is Road Map to Caregiving on Friday, February 7th at noon in the BWH Bornstein Amphitheater. Presenters include Jeff Robins, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker BWH Center for Alzheimer Research and Training (CART) and Judy Johanson, Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Clinical Research Ambassador, MADRC MGH. 

The presentation will provide guidance and resources for those caring for a loved one with a memory impairment. This event is free and open to the public. Memory testing will be available following the presentation. 

Register online here: http://bit.ly/2YrF5tG or scan the QR code on the flyer below. Questions: email hhustead@bwh.harvard.edu or call (857) 307-0708

January 25, 2020

The Women Auxiliary of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Roxbury will host an educational program for faith communities on Saturday, January 25th. Michael Kincade, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for MADRC will present: “Love Remembers: A Conversation About Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease” from 11am – 1pm.  The presentation will cover normal memory loss versus Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, how and where to get memory testing and the importance of involvement in research. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 508.588.4305. 

January 21, 2020

Join Alice Bonner, PhD, NP, of the John Hopkins University's School of Nursing-- for a talk on creating supportive communities for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

Please call 617-724-0406 for more information about the talk. 

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

November 18, 2019

Join Juliet Jacobsen, MD -- the Medical Director for the Continuum Project at the MGH Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine -- for a talk on how patients and family members can cope with serious illnesses. Advice on how to begin conversations about the future of illnesses with family members and clinicians while maintaining hope will also be addressed.

Please call 617-724-7352 for more information about the talk. 

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

October 15, 2019

Join Marie Pasinski, MD-- an MGH neurologist who had authored "Beautiful Brain:  Beautiful You" & "Chicken Soup for the Soup:  Boost Your Brain" -- from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 as she discusses how caregivers can cope successfully with stress. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

September 17, 2019

Join Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH -- the Medical Director of The Continuum Project -- from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 as she discusses how caregivers can begin having diffiult conversations with their families and healthcare teams. Seating is limited, so please call 617-724-0406 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

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 offered 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 offered 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 offered 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 offered 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 offered 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 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

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