Events

September 8, 2018

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.

September 8, 2018

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! 

August 30, 2018

This free event with giveaways will include a hands-on cooking demonstration and information on how different foods impact your health.

See the attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information!

August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30th, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 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. 

August 18, 2018

Join us on August 18th from 10am-12pm at the Tabernacle Baptist Church for a health fair.  Binta Barry of the Alzheimer's Association will speak about Alzheimer's disease.  

August 14, 2018

The Resource Specialist of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Memory Division (Ms. Cassandra Lund, MSW, LCSW) and the Program Director of the MGH's Dementia Caregiver Support Program (Ms. Susan Rowlett, LICSW) will describe the community resources available for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Their presentation will be held from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

This Education Series is sponsored by the Dementia Caregiver Support Program of the MGH's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine.

More information is attached.

August 11, 2018

Ms. Marsha Jackson, MSW, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker will present a workshop about mental health disorders, sponsored by the St. John's Women Auxiliary.  This free workshop will address how to help ourselves, our neighbors, and our community members who are suffering with mental illness.  

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

July 18, 2018

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", a research based talk.  To RSVP, please email rjames@corcoranmgmt.com 

 More information is attached.

July 17, 2018

The Regional Manager of the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) -- Ms. Christine Bunnell, MSW, LICSW, CDP -- will describe the services that are available from the Association and how they may help caregivers of individuals with dementia. The presentation will be held from 5:30pm - 7pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 

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.

June 23, 2018

The NAACP Boston Branch is launching a collaboration with McLean Hospital to help expand the reach of its award-winning campaign, "Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life," within communities of color. Join us for this free event!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bruce C Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119)

 

To RSVP, visit deconstructingstigma.org/naacp

 

June 21, 2018

Dr. Bernard Hanseeuw of the MGH's Department of Radiology will provide an overview of current research findings and treatment options.  Dr. Hanseeuw's talk will be held from 12pm - 1pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

For questions about the talk, please call 617-724-7352. No registration is required.

June 14, 2018 to June 16, 2018

Join members of our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center - including Drs. Brad Dickerson & Jonathan Jackson - in this popular course on cutting-edge clinical interventions, practical education and hands-on methods on guiding individuals with degenerative neurological diseases to their maximum level of function!

More information about the course may be found at: https://neurorehab.hmscme.com/

June 10, 2018

Please join the City of Boston’s Dementia-Friendly Boston/Boston Alzheimer’s Initiative, the Alzheimer’s Association, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Balm in Gilead, Inc., and the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) for:

MEMORY SUNDAY
Sunday, June 10th, 2018, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church (108 Seaver Street, Dorchester MA) 

Memory Sunday provides information about prevention, treatment, research, and caregiving for Alzheimer’s disease. Its purpose is to draw national and local attention to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on communities, to use the power of the pulpit to raise awareness, and to support people living with the disease and their caregivers.

Please join us for a conversation on:

  • Understanding aging and dementia
  • Managing memory
  • Strategies for prevention
  • Tools for your brain health
  • Care for the caregiver

To attend or sign up on behalf of others, please contact Patricia McCormack at (617) 635-3992 | patricia.mccormack@boston.gov, or email bereasdabostonsecretary@gmail.com.

June 8, 2018

The MGH Center for Population Health will present an educational symposium on Friday, June 8, 2018 (8am - 3pm) that will include topics on the latest research on maintaining brain health, diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia.  The Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs - Alice Bonner, PhD, RN - is the event's keynote speaker, and breakout sessions will feature Drs. Olivia Okereke and Jennifer Gatchel on lifestyle factors (Dr. Okereke) and the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

For more information about the symposium, please contact Dan Kobrin.  The registration link for the event may be found here.

May 23, 2018

The Alzheimer's Associaton's A Map Through the Maze is an Alzheimer's disease and dementia care conference for professionals to learn current and cutting-edge information on a wide variety of Alzheimer's-related care topics. The 2018 conference will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the DCU Center (50 Foster Street) in Worcester, MA.

The conference will provide 30 breakout sessions, including:

  • Dementia management in the acute care setting
  • Creating purpose: therapeutic activities and meaningful engagement
  • Community-based dementia care
  • Advancement in research: prevention, treatment, and care approaches
  • Caring for individuals with dementia and intellectual disabilities

For more information and to register, please visit the Alzheimer's Association website.

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