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

Retirement Village

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




For questions, please contact: Susanne Hopkins at Birch Bay Retirement Village  shopkins@birchbayvillage.us or 207.288.8014 Ext 5211.

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