Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, April 13, 2019

*Agenda is subject to change

Day 1: Saturday, April 6


5:00 PM: The Oosterdam departs from Holland America’s Cruise Terminal

in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


6:00 - 7:00 PM: Cruise and Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

By Keynote Speaker, Jeff Borghoff

and Cruise and Conference Producer

Lisa Marie Chirico

Followed By

Private Cocktail Party for Conference Speakers and Attendees


Day 2: Sunday, April 7

8:00 AM: Arrive Key West, Florida


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Keynote Presentation: Jeff Borghoff: “Embracing Change and Living Confidently With Alzheimer's Disease”


1:00 - 2:00 PM: Loretta Anderson: “Research in Lifestyle Interventions for Dementia and the Aging Brain”


2:30 - 3:30 PM: Memory Cafe and Respite


4:00 PM: Depart Key West, Florida

Evening: Dinner Together and Free Time


Day 3: Monday, April 8

***Day At Sea***


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Daphne Glover Ferrier: Private Documentary Film Screening: “SPENT - The Hidden Cost of Dementia”


10:00 - 11:00 AM: Daniel J. Hutcherson: “The Six Domains of Financial Exploitation: Protecting Your Money and Your Independence”

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Memory Cafe and Respite

Evening: Dinner Together and Free Time


Day 4: Tuesday, April 9

8:00 AM: Arrive Turks & Caicos


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Gene Saunders: “Discover How Project Lifesaver Protects Your Loved One and Provides Your Family With Peace of Mind”


3:00 - 4:00 PM: Memory Cafe and Respite


5:00 PM: Depart Turks & Caicos



Evening: Dinner Together and Free Time


Day 5: Wednesday, April 10


8:00 AM: Arrive Amber Cove, Dominican Republic


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Marianne Sciucco: “How Three Daughters of Dementia Started AlzAuthors, a Global Community of Writers Sharing Their Dementia Stories”


3:00 - 4:00 PM: Memory Cafe and Respite


5:00 PM: Depart Amber Cove, Dominican Republic


Evening: Dinner Together and Free Time


Day 6: Thursday, April 11


***Day At Sea***


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Peter Maeck: “Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace With Dementia”


10:00 - 11:00 AM: Christy Turner: “The Dementia Sherpa's Roadmap to Being the Best Darn Dementia Care Partner You Can Be (Even When You're Feeling Worn Out or Frustrated)”


11:00 - 12 Noon: Peter Maeck: “Remembrance of Things Glacial: My Grandfather and the Ecology of Memory” *This presentation will be be accompanied by the digitized original slides from the explorations of Peter’s grandfather amidst the glaciers of Alaska between 1916 and 1937.


2:00 - 3:00 PM: Memory Cafe and Respite


Evening: Enjoy GALA NIGHT Together in the Main Dining Room


Day 7: Friday, April 12

8:00 AM: Arrive Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


9:00 - 10:00 AM: Lisa Marie Chirico: “Resilience Strategies I Wish I’d Known When I Was a Caregiver”


3:00 PM: Depart Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


5:00 PM: Dinner Together or Dine in One of the Oosterdam’s Wonderful Restaurants


7:00 PM: Roundtable Discussion With

Conference Speakers and Attendees

& Closing Remarks ⚓️ 💜


Saturday, April 13

7:00 AM: Arrive Fort Lauderdale, Florida