Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference

Many thanks for those who turned out for the 17th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference: Are You at Risk? The conference took place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the DoutbleTree by Hilton, Hyannis.

Special thanks to the speakers Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director for Research & Education Core Director, BU AD Center; Gad A. Marshall, MD, BWH Center for Alzheimer Research & Treatment, Associate Neurologist; Juergen H.A. Bludau, MD, Chief, Clinical Geriatric Services, BWH, Instructor, Harvard Medical School; and Adam Liss, Cape Stress Reduction & Optimal Health.

For more information contact (508) 775-5656 or

Conference Sponsors:


Harbor Point at Centerville


EPOCH Senior Living/Bridges by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living

Spring Educational Conference

A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care
16th Annual Spring Educational Conference

Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod
287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601

Continuing Education: 3.5 CEs
Tuition: $95 (Includes printed materials, continental breakfast and CEs)


Dr. John Zeisel wrote a book, hosted a recent PBS special titled Hopeful Aging, and founded a company to address the way we view people with dementia. He is committed to giving people with dementia a life worth living.

As the founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and the author of I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy in Alzheimer’s Care, John Zeisel is well-versed on the aging brain. He’s a longtime proponent of treatingdementia without pharmaceuticals. Instead, he’s developed a host of unique approaches to making lifebetter for those with age-related dementias — and as it turns out, the arts and creativity are key.

The Spring Conference will also include a demonstration from “The Art Without Boundaries Association” in the use of MnemeTherapy®. This therapy combines the use of art and creativity through a unique combination of singing, movement, painting and storytelling to stimulate dramatic changes in the brain creating more engagement in the lives of those with dementia and neurological disorders.

Conference Highlights

John Zeisel, Ph.D.
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world.

There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease — though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing activities and interactions that help to strengthen the parts of the brain that still exist.

Wendi C. Smith
Certified Mneme Therapist Member, Art Without Boundaries Association

MnemeTherapy® uses the arts in an instructional way to stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity. The goal is to find new ways to stimulate the brain to adapt and to rebuild lost functions.

Conference Sponsor:

Maplewood at Mayflower Place


For more information contact (508) 775-5656 or