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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s Association to Host Free Family Caregiver Conference in May

Free Family Caregiver Conference in May!
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter to host virtual Family Caregiver Conference
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will host a free virtual educational conference for family caregivers and individuals living with dementia. The inaugural two-day Family Conference will take place Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. The virtual conference is free and open to those caring for a loved one at home, professional caregivers, and the general public. Click here for the flyer.
 
Experts in the field of care and support will share practical and concrete recommendations, resources, and guidance in the care and support for those living a life with dementia. Sessions include Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Effective Communication Strategies, and Coping with Dementia Related Behaviors. There will be two educational sessions offered in Spanish.
 
The conference will feature a presentation by keynote speaker Tom Keane, titled Into Light: A story of loving, losing, and loving. Keane is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe who served as a caregiver for his wife, Laurie, during her battle with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will also hear from a panel of individuals living with dementia sharing their perspective and coping strategies.
 
The schedule of programs also includes performances by South Shore Conservatory’s Creative Arts Therapy Program. SSC’s Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) program features a group of highly qualified therapists and specialists who use the arts and creative processes to help individuals maximize their abilities and improve health and wellness.
 
For a full list of sessions, topics, and speakers, and to register for the event, visit alzfamilyconference.org, or call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or email Regional Manager, Meghan Lemay at mlemay@alz.org 

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