LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire is proud to be the Lead Sponsor of Birch Bay Retirement Village’s 2nd Annual
Dementia Educational Symposium
Friday, March 15, 2019 8:30am-4:00pm
Birch Bay Retirement Village
25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME
A diverse lineup of speakers will share personal stories of living with dementia, new research findings, innovative therapies, and best care practices.
Speakers: Hear from researchers from The Jackson Laboratory, a Certified Positive Approach to Care trainer and a Neurological Music Therapist. Our special guest will be a national speaker from the Dementia Action Alliance presenting on the challenges and stigma of living with dementia from a personal perspective.
Who Should Attend: Health practitioners, nursing home administrators, senior social service providers and community members who have been affected by dementia or wish to learn more about the disease.
CEUs: LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire is a Certified Sponsor of continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). This program has been submitted for Continuing Education for 5 participant hours by NAB/NCERS.
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome & Morning Refreshments
8:30am – 9:45am “Re-framing Dementia: Living Proactively - a Personal Story” Speaker: Brian LeBlanc,
Dementia Action Alliance
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 11:00am “Genetics, Diet & Alzheimer’s Disease Susceptibility” Speaker: Amy Dunn, Postdoctoral Associate- The Jackson Laboratory
11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:00pm “Running as an intervention to prevent cerebrovascular decline in dementia” Speaker: Kate Foley, PHD Student- The Jackson Laboratory
12:00pm – 1:00pm Mediterranean Luncheon & Networking
1:00pm – 2:00pm “Practical Music Applications for Caregivers: Board Certified Music Therapist Provides Tools to Better the Life of Dementia Patients and Caregivers.” Speaker: Melissa Violette, MT-BC, NMT- Birch Bay
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm “Seeing GEMS®, Not Just Loss." Speaker: Peter Sullivan, MBA, RN-BC, LRCA, CDP- Birch Bay Retirement Village
3:15pm – 4:00pm Wrap Up Speaker: Peter Sullivan, MBA, RN-BC, LRCA, CDP- Birch Bay Retirement Village
Nearby Hotel Accommodations:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel- 2.8 miles away, located just outside Bar Harbor. 207-288-5801
Quimby House Inn & Spa- 3.7 miles away, located in-town Bar Harbor. 207-288-5811
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel- 4.3 miles away, located in-town Bar Harbor. 207-288-5226