This is the first in a series of two posts.
2nd post in this series: Robin Hood Redux: MAP Conference 2015: Mary’s Private Notes
80% of long-term-care services in the USA are provided by (often unpaid) family caregivers. Many in this population do not have access to the latest and greatest conference presentations due to barriers financial, geographical, physical, or otherwise. As part of my spiritual practice, social justice activism, and personal healing, after conferences, I write an edited summary of my best experiences and learnings for people who did not attend. Let there be light!
Moving forward with a listening heart,
vision, inquiry, and action,
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About the Conference
Who Organized: Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH (visit: http://alzmass.org)
Who Attended (primary audience): Alzheimer Care Professionals living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, USA (social workers, nurses, facility administrators, activities directors, dementia-care residential coordinators, geriatric care managers, activists and rebels +)
What: Map Through the Maze Conference – A Day Conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals to learn more about updates and best practices in Alzheimer Care (included continental breakfast and buffet lunch).
Where: Marlboro, MA, USA at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Why: The MA/NH Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association has organized a conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals for a few years now. Not being a member of organizing team, I’m unsure of the specific why, but can guess that it is because with the rise of Alzheimer’s/Dementia care professional services throughout the state, an acute need for an annual conference arose to equip providers with the latest and greatest information and approaches. Alzheimer’s Association state chapters now exist in many states across the USA to be a single source for Alzheimer’s information and advocacy. To learn more if there is a Alzheimer’s Association Chapter in your state, contact the National Alzheimer’s Association (visit: http://alz.org).
Participant Cost to Attend Conference: $180.00 (early bird registration)