Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference
Are You at Risk?
17th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference
Friday, November 14, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod
287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Continuing Education: 6 CEs
Tuition: $125 (Includes printed materials, lunch and CEs)
There are many factors that can eventually lead to dementia. Some factors, such as age, can’t be changed. Others can be addressed to reduce your risk. As you age, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and several other dementias greatly increases, especially after age 65. However, dementia isn’t a normal part of aging and dementia can occur in younger people. If you have a family history of dementia, you’re at greater risk of developing the condition. Many people with a family history of the disease never develop symptoms, and some people without a family history do. There are factors everyone can control that help to reduce the risk of developing dementia, such as alcohol use, cholesterol, blood pressure, stress, obesity, diabetes, smoking and stress.
This year’s conference presents a roster of leaders in the field of dementia research to help you better understand these risk factors and how they relate to the diagnosis of dementia.
The Memory Systems in Dementia
Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director for Research & Education Core Director, BU AD Center
Changes in memory are often the symptoms first noticed in someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Recent developments in the field of cognitive neuroscience help explain the changes to the different memory systems in the brain when they are disrupted by dementia. Episodic memory, the memory system used for remembering episodes of our life, will be highlighted.
Current Clinical Trials & Prevention
Gad A. Marshall, MD, Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials, BWH Center for Alzheimer Research & Treatment, Associate Neurologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Marshall will discuss his most recent work involving the use of clinical and biomarker data to update us on the research advances going on in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and in early detection.
How Acute Illness Effects Alzheimer’s Disease
Juergen H.A. Bludau, MD, Chief, Clinical Geriatric Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
When people with dementia become ill, the symptoms are often difficult to comprehend, leading to unfortunate consequences. Dr. Bludau will follow a patient from home through the emergency room, into the hospital, describing typical signs and symptoms and how to understand changes.
Mindfulness Meditation in Practice
Adam Liss, Cape Stress Reduction & Optimal Health
The stress of caring long term for someone with dementia can be overwhelming. This is an interactive session that will teach you the tools to manage stress and become present in the moment.
Spring Educational Conference
Many thanks for those who turned out for the 15th Annual Spring Educational Conference: Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease Innovations in Treatments. The conference took place on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the DoutbleTree by Hilton, Hyannis. Read More
The 16th Annual Spring Educational Conference will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Learn more, contact (508) 775-5656 or Info@HopeDementia.org.