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Conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals

Syllabus for Map 2017


A call for presentations will open October 2017.

A Map Through the Maze (MAP) offers professionals a unique opportunity to learn current and cutting edge information on a wide range of Alzheimer's related care topics including meaningful engagement, the latest on treatment and medications, research updates, working with families, hands on care techniques and much more. With 39 breakout sessions offered there is something for everyone.

Whether you work in long-term care, an assisted living facility, adult day health, home care agency, hospice care, acute care setting, are self-employed, new to this field or a seasoned professional, this conference will provide you practical information directly related to your work. It is a wonderful way to network with over 700 professionals in the Alzheimer's care field while learning new techniques and approaches to care.


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Registration closes May 10 or as available. Early registration is encouraged for this conference as it generally sells out. There is no same-day registration. You will be able to pick your first and second choice for each breakout session, tailoring the day to your own interests.

Continuing Education Credits will be offered for specific disciplines. (See CEC details). Certificate of attendance will be provided upon request.


Standard$1954/7 – 4/27 (4pm ET)
Late$2104/28 – 5/10 as available

There are no group rates.

*Mail-in registrations must be postmarked on or before the deadline to receive reduced rates.

Online Registration
Online registration can be done with credit card payment only. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

NOTE: Review and select your breakout session choices, including number and title, before going to online registration. Click here to view a full listing of the program.

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Online Registration

Mail-in Registration U.S. Postal Service
Click here to view and print the mail-in registration form (PDF) . The form and payment can be sent to:

MTTM, Alzheimer's Association
309 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02452.

Mail-in Registration with Purchase Orders
To reduce confusion with corporate checks sent separate from registration, write the PO number on your registration along with the name of the corporation that appears on the check, and a contact person.

Confirmation will be mailed to you upon receipt of registration.

Questions? Call 617.868.6718


Registration Opens March 8, 2017

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7:45 a.m. Registration opens, coffee, and continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks, Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Brad Dickerson Brad Dickerson, MD, MMSc (MGH, Harvard Medical School) an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is also Co-Director of the Imaging Subcore of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at MGH. Dr. Dickerson has extensive knowledge in the areas of mild cognitive impairment, the neurology of aging, neuroimaging, Alzheimer’s disease, and cognitive neuroscience. He completed his medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine in 1999. He later completed his residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Dickerson has led in multiple foundation-, industry-, and NIH-funded research grant projects. He has published extensively in the field of neurodegenerative disease, neuroimaging, aging, and cognitive neuroscience.

Keynote: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: The Importance of Making an Early Diagnosis

A tremendous amount of research effort over the past decade has been devoted to the development of methods to make a confident, early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, culminating in new diagnostic criteria for many forms of neurodegenerative dementia. Keynote discussion will include the importance of research including clinical trials of new potential treatments, and how these advances are being translated into clinical practice.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break and exhibitor fair

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session A

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and exhibitor fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session B

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session C
Complete evaluation and sign out for CECs

In need of Continuing Education Credits? Please note participants are expected to attend the entire program, sign in at the beginning of the conference/sign out at the end and complete all evaluations. Certificates will be distributed by mail within 6 to 8 weeks after the conference. For more information visit our CEC page.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Our premier educational conference attracts over 700 professionals from a wide array of settings throughout New England. Social workers, nurses, geriatric care managers, administrators, hospital discharge planners, home health aides, activity professionals, adult day health, home care and long term care providers attend to learn best practices of Alzheimer's care. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for sponsors to reach a highly concentrated group of elder care providers. Multi-level sponsorship opportunities are available to offer great visibility.

Limited sponsorship space available. For more information, contact Nick Jillson at

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Space Sold Out

We would like to thank our sponsiors and exhibitors for 2017! For companies and agencies interested in exhibitor space, please save the date of May 16, 2018 for next year's conference.

    Gold Sponsors:

  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Levi + Wong Design Associates
  • Partners Healthcare at Home
  • Wingate Residences
  • Senior Living Residences
  • Senior Whole Health, LLC

  • Silver Sponsors:

  • AAAAA Private Home Health Care, Inc.
  • LCB Senior Living
  • Newbury Court Retirement Community
  • Maplewood Senior Living
  • 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Brightview Senior Living
  • Hope Health
  • MassPACE
  • Eversound
  • YooWho
  • Dodge Park Rest Home
  • Heritage at Framingham Senior Living/Mary Ann Morse Corp.
  • Hotel & Home Recovery
  • GreyMatters Care LLC
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Springhouse Senior Living
  • Peregrine's Landing at Tewksbury
  • Brookhaven Hospice
  • Ascend Hospice
  • Always Best Care
  • Changing Minds
  • The Rideshare Company
  • Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company
  • Elderwood Home Care
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Six of 7, LLC
  • Caregiver Homes
  • Salmon Health and Retirement
  • Seniors Helping Seniors
  • Passing Notes LLC
  • Heartstone Alzheimer Care/New Horizons
  • White Oak Cottages
  • Right at Home
  • Northeast Arc
  • Office of Elder Affairs
  • Windrose Weymouth/Windrose Woburn
  • McLean Hospital
  • Care Dimensions
  • Visiting Angels
  • A Place for Mom
  • Traditions Home Health Services
  • National Healthcare
  • West RiveRX
  • Landmark Senior Living
  • Genesis Healthcare
  • The Arbors Assisted Living Communities
  • Benchmark Senior Living

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits or a Certificate of Attendance is provided upon request for the conference at no charge. In order to receive credit, you must attend the keynote and three breakout sessions, and complete an evaluation for each. You are required to sign in/out at the CEC table the day of the conference.

Continuing Education Provider:
Berkshire AHEC

Nursing: This program meets the requirements for 5.25 nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

Activity Professionals: Application has been made to the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for approval of 5.25 continuing education for activity professionals.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted to the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work for approval of 5 continuing education credits for social workers.

Nursing Home Administrators: Berkshire AHEC is recognized as an approved provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators to offer 5.25 continuing education credits for nursing home administrators.


Route 495 to Exit 24B onto Route 20 West. If using a GPS, please be sure to enter West.

The Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel access road is about one mile, on the right. You cannot see the hotel from the main road.

Watch for the hotel and trade center sign on the right, shortly after the R.K. Shopping Centre and the large gray building (Millennium Place) on the right.. If you pass The Westender restaurant and the Twin Boro Crossing plaza, you've gone too far. You can reach the hotel front desk by calling 508-460-0700.

Click here to get point to point directions via Google Maps.

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