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Re-Scheduled Event: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Learn about new clinical trials and caring options for those with dementia. Peter McAllister, MD of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache and MaryAnn Ciambriello, BSN, RN of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC will answer your questions about advances in dementia care. Note: This is a program that was re-scheduled due to the weather.

Dr. Peter McAllister is a board-certified neurologist and Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, where he employs a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. Formerly Director of the Headache Center, Concussion Center and Clinical Research at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, he holds clinical appointments at both Yale University School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Recognized as a “Top Doc” in Connecticut, Metro NY, and Fairfield County, he is also listed as a “Top Neurologist” by US News and World Report. He lectures nationally, has been a principle investigator on numerous clinical trials, and has authored articles in the lay and scientific press. His areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, headache of all types, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Lyme disease and complex neurological mysteries.

MaryAnn Ciambriello is the owner of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC and has been an RN for 32 years with an extensive background nursing management and business development. MaryAnn is a Certified Dementia practitioner, a Certified Dementia trainer, a Virtual Dementia trainer and hold various certificates from Yale and Columbia Universities in Alzheimer’s and Dementia related topics. She also provides Alzheimer’s and Dementia training for staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, police and fire departments and various state and local municipalities. MaryAnn also serves on many professional boards and panels related to Dementia Care. She is known as the “go to resource” in the industry for families struggling with their loved ones who have Dementia.

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Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research

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Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank leads a pancreatic cancer research study investigating the link between new onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. During the presentation, in addition to other advances in the field, he will describe  his research into the early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. “We hope this study makes a significant contribution to the field and, in the end, saves lives.” He added. “New onset diabetes (diagnosed within the past year) is estimated to carry a seven-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer in the first three years after a diagnosis of diabetes. This gives us an opportunity to attempt to detect pancreatic cancer at a very early stage.”

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Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. 

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CANCELLED: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Cancelled due to power outage. Check back for a new date.

Learn about new clinical trials and caring options for those with dementia. Peter McAllister, MD of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache and MaryAnn Ciambriello, BSN, RN of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC will answer your questions about advances in dementia care.

Dr. Peter McAllister is a board-certified neurologist and Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, where he employs a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. Formerly Director of the Headache Center, Concussion Center and Clinical Research at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, he holds clinical appointments at both Yale University School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Recognized as a “Top Doc” in Connecticut, Metro NY, and Fairfield County, he is also listed as a “Top Neurologist” by US News and World Report. He lectures nationally, has been a principle investigator on numerous clinical trials, and has authored articles in the lay and scientific press. His areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, headache of all types, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Lyme disease and complex neurological mysteries.

MaryAnn Ciambriello is the owner of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC and has been an RN for 32 years with an extensive background nursing management and business development. MaryAnn is a Certified Dementia practitioner, a Certified Dementia trainer, a Virtual Dementia trainer and hold various certificates from Yale and Columbia Universities in Alzheimer’s and Dementia related topics. She also provides Alzheimer’s and Dementia training for staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, police and fire departments and various state and local municipalities. MaryAnn also serves on many professional boards and panels related to Dementia Care. She is known as the “go to resource” in the industry for families struggling with their loved ones who have Dementia.

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Dig into Databases: Medical Edition

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Discover how to use MedLinePlus, ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties), and ReferenceUSA to find information on physician specialists and certifications, diseases, conditions, and wellness issues, as well as healthcare businesses. Register online.

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Author Jill Johnson on Barclay Fryery and “Cancer Looks Good on You”

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Cancer Looks Good On You was Barclay Fryery’s final project, a collaboration with his friend and author Jill Johnson. The book—part memoir, part cancer survival guide—is a guide to facing the end with style.
Through readings from the book, video clips, and audio recordings from the over nine hours of interviews conducted for the book, Jill Johnson will discuss the creation of this unique memoir and legacy of its one-of-a-kind subject.

Barclay Fryery is a renowned interior designer, TV personality, writer and lifestyle coach. His work has been featured in Elle Decor and House Beautiful; on House Wars, the Style Network, and A&E; and his "Ask Barclay" column appeared in the Greenwich Post for 10 years. Over the last two years of his life, Barclay has blogged about his cancer journey on Facebook and spread his philosophy of facing illness with grace and style.

Jill Johnson is a freelance writer, founder of Modelingmentor.com/blog, and former editor-in-chief of Tear Sheet magazine, which she launched during her decade-long career as a fashion model. She has interviewed fashion icons (Lauren Hutton, Patrick Demarchelier, Heidi Klum, John Sahag, among many others), TV journalists (Lara Spencer, Scott Pelley) and Broadway's best. She has covered all things catwalk and heavier topics, including infertility, eating disorders, autism, and education reform. Jill lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children, in a messy house by the beach.
 

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Medicare Updates

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Sharon Gesek, Program Director for the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, gives an update on Medicare. With more than 4,500 people signing up for Medicare daily, protecting personal information is not only daunting, it’s critical. Beginning April 2018, Medicare is initiating a project that will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards effort to decrease identity theft. Learn the how, why and when this will all take place. Gesek is a certified CHOICES Counselor, and has worked in the field of aging for more than 20 years. 

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Concussions: Use of Neuroimaging of the Brain for Assessment and Treatment

March 30, 2017
Anthony Silver

Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters, spoke about concussions, the use of functional brain imaging in evaluation and neurofeedback for treatment on March 30, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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College Students and Mental Health: From MTV to GPAs and STDs

October 6, 2016
Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH

Psychiatrist Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, chief medial officer at Skyland Trial treatment facility, addressed challenges faced by students during college on October 6, 2016.

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Concussions: Use of Neuroimaging of the Brain for Assessment and Treatment

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Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCIA-EEG, Director of Gray Matters, speaks about concussions, the use of functional brain imaging in evaluation and neurofeedback for treatment. Neuroimaging makes concussion, the “invisible injury,” both visible and measurable. This technique is also used to modify patterns of activity to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Accurate tracking of concussion based on the measurement of brain activity, rather than by inference, allows for truly informed decisions. Brain imaging shows that signs of concussion frequently remain long after symptoms resolve, leaving the brain vulnerable to more significant injury. The concrete data produced by brain imaging allows decisions regarding return to play and return to be made with greater confidence, protecting athletes and their careers alike. Guide to Brain Injury

Anthony Silver holds advanced degrees in both Psychology and Marriage and Family therapy, and is both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Certified Neurofeedback Clinician. He has treated thousands of children and adults, many of whom became medication free in the process. He regularly consults and mentors in the field of neuroimaging, and is a guest lecturer at Fairfield University. He has been published in both clinical publications and the New York Times on multiple occasions, and has made many appearances on TV. He was recently contracted by the NFL to perform QEEGs as an ongoing program to screen both current and retired NFL players in the Northeast. His book, Making the Invisible Visible, is due to be published in 2017.
 

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Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine

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Local naturopathic physicians Mara Davidson, ND, and Andrew Cummins, ND, discuss treatment approaches including hydrotherapy, botanical medicine and foundation training.

Dr. Mara Davidson is a dual honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport from the College of Naturopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine as well as the Nutrition Institute with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition. While in naturopathic school, Dr. Davidson also obtained her Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Davenport University.

Dr. Andrew Cummins specializes in chronic pain, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular health, diabetes, low back pain, and improved athletic performance. He developed the website ChronicFatiguePain.com to give hope and encouragement to individuals living with these conditions and to offer treatment options other than drugs and associated side effects and risk of addiction. He uses several modalities in practice including foundation training that is used in pain alleviation. He received the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the College of Professional Studies at National University of Health Sciences. 

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