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6th Annual

Care to Cure

Saturday November 15, 2014
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Grappone Conference Center (click for map)
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH

Celebrating its 6th year, Care to Cure is a Caregiving and Research Conference open to individuals and families free of charge. The conference will bring information and help to those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders by:

  • Highlighting the latest in Alzheimer's research by a leading clinician
  • Providing practical caregiving strategies from experts in the field
  • Connecting the audience with other caregivers and service providers in their state


Advancing Brain Science in 2014, Ross Gourvitz, Ph.D, Elliot Memory & Mobility Center

Activities at Home
Melody Bushmich, Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
Learn to plan activities at home that have meaning. A person with Alzheimer's or other dementia doesn't have to give up the activities that he or she loves. In addition to enhancing quality of life, activities can reduce behaviors like wandering or agitation.

Communication and Behavior Challenges: Practical Solutions for Family Caregivers
Susan Antkowiak, Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
This workshop will provide an understanding of communication and behavior changes related to dementia. Participants will learn strategies for managing these challenges in a way that minimizes frustration, decreases anxiety and avoids disagreements.

Easing Transitions from Home to a New Care Setting
Debra Desrosiers, CSA, CADC, Visiting Angels
This session will provide information to help families with the process of transitioning their loved one into a new care setting. Tools and techniques will be shared to help caregivers make decisions on the proper care setting and how to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Legal and Financial Issues and Answers
Judith K. Jones, Esquire, Butenhof & Bomster, PC
This presentation by an elder law attorney provides information about wills, durable power of attorney, protection of assets, and what Medicare and Medicaid do and do not cover. Hear about typical issues and problems that can be avoided or reduced by adequate planning.

Care to Cure


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Registration opens, coffee, continental breakfast, and Exhibitor fair
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Advancing Brain Science in 2014, Ross Gourvitz, Ph.D, Elliot Memory & Mobility Center
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Break, Exhibitor Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Visiting Angels
Elliot Memory & Mobility

Bellamy Fields/Watson Fields

Granite State Independent Living

The Inn at Fairview
Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.