Please join the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter for our 2013 Statewide Educational Conference
May 2, 2013 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine.
Presented By: Woodlands Senior Living/Cape Memory Care and Home Instead Senior Care
This full-day conference will feature a keynote from Dr. Paul Raia, a research update from Dr. Eric Dinnerstein and will include a variety of programs for both family and professional caregivers as well as people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Family Members: $45
Persons with Dementia: $45
Registration includes lunch and six contact hours for professionals.
This year, our keynote speaker will be Paul Raia, Ph.D. who has directed patient care and family support at the Alzheimer’s Association for the past 22 years and now serves as Vice President of Clinical Programs at the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. Dr. Raia started the first support group in the country for people in early-stage and the first support group for young children aged seven to twelve who have parents or grandparents with Alzheimer’s. He has developed an approach to dementia care called “Habilitation Therapy,” a technique that focuses on the person's emotions and their remaining capacities. Many of his projects have become best-practice models and are replicated nationally. He serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and frequently contributes to various publications and journals, writing primarily on dementia as a treatable condition.
The conference will also feature a research update by Scarborough-based neurologist, Dr. Eric Dinnerstein, and a luncheon panel discussion with adult children of parents living with Alzheimer’s disease. Seminars will include legal and financial planning; partnering with your doctor; developing a community safety net for people with dementia living independently; an improvisational acting experience designed to help people with dementia and their care partners; and the “Spaces Between Your Fingers Project,” a special workshop that helps people with dementia author and preserve their memories.