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Map Through the Maze 2015

Thank you for joining us at MAP 2015!

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Call for Presentations

The submission process is now open to offer a breakout session at MAP. We encourage professionals who have an expertise in a topic related to Alzheimer's care to submit a presentation. We offer 39 different breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to diagnosis and treatment, care approaches, caregiver support, activity and engagement, program development, legal and financial issues, dementia management in the acute care and long term care setting, staff development and support, and latest research initiatives. Each breakout session is 75 minutes. Breakout sessions are offered from 10:45 12:00, 1:30 2:45, and 3:15 4:30. Speakers will be given a timeslot based on the program needs and distribution of topics. The use visual aids such as PowerPoint and the inclusion of take away handouts are strongly encouraged. Below you will find a list of suggested topics. Please note this is not an exclusive list. Please contact Lorraine Kermond at with questions related to breakout topics.

Deadline for submission is December 12, 2014. You will receive notification of acceptance and time slot by January 15, 2015.

Special Interest for MAP 2015

  • Management approaches and staff support
  • Dementia management in the acute care setting
  • Therapeutic activities

Additional topics include the following:

  • Therapeutic approaches to direct care.
  • Effective management techniques used when dealing with a diagnosis of depression and dementia
  • Quality of life interventions that have impacted individuals and their care partners living with dementia
  • Unique behavior management techniques and their impact to individuals, care partners, families, staff
  • Collaborative approaches to care, treatment and services.
  • The inclusion of spirituality in care delivery models
  • Management of ethical issues such as advance directives and end-of-life care when working with individuals and families dealing with a dementia diagnosis.
  • Novel interdisciplinary team models for working with dementia population
  • Unique psychosocial and care needs of special populations including racial and ethnic minority, and older members of the LGBT community living with dementia
  • Management and staff support to diminish staff burnout.
  • Music, art, and activities that positively impact individuals with Alzheimer's disease
  • Supporting individuals with an early onset Alzheimer's diagnosis
  • Supporting young adults who have family members living with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Trauma and PTSD and how it may impact someone living with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Driving and safety management issues for professionals and families dealing with issues around dementia
  • Pain management: Diagnosis and treatment of individuals with dementia
  • Application of new research to clinical practice

The deadline for submission is December 12, 2014.

To submit a request for presentation click here.

Note: Each presenter is required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae and an updated bio.

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Register Now

Registration closes May 14 or as available. Early registration is encouraged for this conference as it generally sells out, and 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.

Limited spaces still available. Online and faxed registrations will be accepted based on availability.

There is no same-day registration.

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


Late$210as available

There are no group rates. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked on or before the deadline to receive reduced rates.

Conference Assistants: We will offer a discounted rate of $100 for a limited number of volunteer slots (responsibilities include early set-up and/or session hosts). Slots will be given on a first come basis. Conference assistant slots must be confirmed and registered with Meredith Pierce. Email for more information or call 617.868.6718.

Student rate: A limited number of student registration rates of $100 available for those students accepted as poster presenters. Limit two students per poster for discount eligibility. Email for more information.

Online Registration
Online registration can be done with credit card payment only. We accept all major credit cards.

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, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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

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The full program is available here.

Schedule of the Day

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

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
Grief and Loss in Dementia will explore the process and journey of grief for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease as well as the grief process for family members and professional caregivers. Discussion will include ways individuals with dementia may manifest grief, and provide specific intervention strategies that can be used by professionals to support individuals and their families through the grief process.

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, poster sessions, and exhibitor fair*

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

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break and exhibitor fair*

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Session C

*New at MAP 2015 – Extended Exhibitor Fair

The full program is available here.

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Poster Session
12:00 - 1:30 pm
All Star Bar & Grill

Visit our Poster Session, mingle with colleagues and learn about innovative projects/programs related to Research, Education, Training and Best Practices. For a full list of Posters click here.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor Fair Sold Out

The Exhibitor Fair will be open from 10:15-10:45, 12:00 - 1:30, and 2:45 - 3:15. Be sure to stop by the exhibitor fair to network with colleagues and learn about Alzheimer's related programs and services.

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.

Presenting Sponsor
Brightview Senior Living

Gold Sponsors
  • Cadbury Commons at Cambridge
  • Caregiver Homes of Massachusetts
  • Goddard House Assisted Living
  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Visiting Angels
  • LCB Senior Living, LLC
Silver Sponsors
  • Deaconess Abundant Life Communities
  • Natick VNA
  • Senior Living Residences
  • New Horizons / VNA Care Advantage
  • Senior Helpers
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Dodge Park Rest Home
  • Youville Assisted Living Residences
  • Hearthstone Alzheimer's Care
  • Clinton Hospital
  • Peregrine's Landing at Tewksbury
  • Associated Home Care
  • Family Care Plus
  • Caregiver Keys
  • Hope Health
  • Springhouse Senior Living
  • Right at Home
  • Rogerson House
  • Griswold Home Care
  • Life Choice Hospice
  • Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp. Heritage at Framingham
  • Partners Healthcare at Home
  • East Boston Elder Service Plan
  • McClean Hospital
  • Rong Zhang
  • SensoryCoverings
  • HomePay
  • Vigorous Minds, Inc.
  • Benchmark Senior Living

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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 Credits provided through Berkshire AHEC.

Co-sponsored by the
Berkshire AHEC
Berkshire AHEC

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

Activity Professionals: This program has been approved by the National Certification Council
for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing
education hours for activity professionals.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70033.

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

Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.

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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.

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