Country’s Leading Medical Experts on Alzheimer’s & Dementia to Convene in Needham

The Residences at Wingate to Host Panel Discussion Covering New Advances in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis & Treatment on September 18
By: Arnold Communications
NEEDHAM, Mass. - Aug. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Needham, MA–The Residences at Wingate (, Needham’s only 5-star senior living community, today announced a free panel discussion covering Alzheimer’s advancements for those caring for or dealing with a dementia diagnosis. On Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm, some of the country’s leading medical experts will convene at The Residences at Wingate to cover all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease including the latest and greatest research, treatments and diagnostic tools.

Moderated by The Residences at Wingate, the presenters will include Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., Director of Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core, Brendon P. Boot, M.D., Behavioral Neurologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D., President of Brain Health & Wellness Center & Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and Jennifer Hoadley, Regional Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

“This event offers a rare opportunity for people who are confused by or having difficulty managing a dementia diagnosis to learn and get advice from top medical experts,” said Maria Lastoria, Executive Director for The Residences at Wingate. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this to the community.”

Recently named the Region’s #1 Retirement Living Residence by Hometown Weekly readers, The Residences at Wingate is located adjacent to the Wingate at Needham skilled care center at 235 Gould Street, offering hospitality and healthcare all on one campus. The luxurious 91-unit community includes a secure memory care neighborhood, which consists of a number of amenities including personalized chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style, spacious, private leased apartments, sun-filled open spaces and an enclosed garden, a private salon, Wellness Center, a full schedule of activities and much more in a modern setting.

The cornerstone of Alzheimer’s care at The Residences at Wingate is Habilitation Therapy. This interpersonal approach gets to the root of how the individual feels and communicates, and works to maintain morale and a positive emotional state. In addition, The Residences’ staff administers and manages medication to ensure patients are taking what they need, when they need it.

New Advances in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis & Treatment will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour from 6 – 6:30 pm and the panel discussion from 6:30 – 8 pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the event and a question and answer period will conclude the presentation. This event is free however, RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (781) 455-9080.

About Wingate Healthcare

Wingate Healthcare has been owned and operated by the Schuster family for over 25 years. Drawing on their long history in the New England medical community and a desire to help meet the critical needs of families in Massachusetts and New York, Wingate is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. The Schuster’s are committed to enhancing the lives of others which has led to the creation of Hospitality Homes, Operation P.E.A.C.E., The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a number of other charitable organizations and events. For more information, visit

Carol Arnold
Source:Arnold Communications
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