11th Annual 'Journey to Hope' Conference 2018

Presented by the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Journey to Hope is a free conference for caregivers to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of memory loss as well as tips to manage Alzheimer's disease and its associated behaviors.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Asthma and Allergy Center Atrium, Johns Hopkins Bayview campus

Register by October 31 by calling 800-769-1707

Complimentary parking, continental breakfast and lunch provided​.


Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Keynote Presentation

Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
​Recipient of 2018 Pioneer Award
​Author, The 36-Hour Day
Professor Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University

Esther Oh, M.D., Ph.D.

Update on Care and Research

Esther Oh, M.D., Ph.D.
​​Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Memory & Alzheimer’s Treatment Center

Andrea Nelson, R.N., M.S.N.

Panel Discussion

Andrea Nelson, R.N., M.S.N.​
​Director, Memory Care Programs
Johns Hopkins Memory & Alzheimer’s Treatment Center
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.

Tips for Cognitive Aging

Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.
​​Director, Johns Hopkins Memory & Alzheimer’s Treatment Center;
Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bayview

Spotlight on 2018 Trailblazer Award Recipient: Kathy Siggins

Unveiling of Alzheimer's Semi Postal Stamp November 2017 Photo by Hannah Close

Siggins (third from right) initiated the Alzheimer’s disease semi-postal stamp to raise public awareness and funding for Alzheimer's research. Since its release in November, 2017, the stamp has raised over $626,000 for research.

November, 2017: It was a moment Kathy Siggins had waited 17 years for: She, along with Congressman Elijah Cummings, Postmaster General Megan Brennan and other key stakeholders, pulled a drape to reveal the U.S. Postal Service’s Alzheimer’s “semipostal” stamp, a special type of fundraising stamp to advance causes that the U.S. Postal Service considers to be ‘‘in the national public interest and appropriate.’’ Available through 2019, the stamp costs 60 cents and covers the cost of first-class, single-piece postage, plus an amount to fund Alzheimer’s research. 

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, left, joined more than 200 people recently at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for the   unveiling of a new U.S. postal stamp intended to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. The stamp, by artist Matt Mahurin, costs 60 cents, which includes the rate of first-class, single piece mail, plus an amount to fund AD research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Speakers at the event included, from left, Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Constantine “Kostas” Lyketsos, who took care of Higgins’ husband; Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging Marie Bernard, Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings; Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan; Lynda Everman; and Hopkins Bayview President Richard Bennett. Progress on this “complex disease,” says Lyketsos, has been slow, “but the extra funds garnered by this stamp will hopefully advance efforts to find a cure.”


The 36-Hour Day Book Sale and Signing

All proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center. The 36-Hour Day will be sold before the conference and during breaks. Dr. Rabins also will be available to sign books during the lunch break. Details

The 36-Hour Day 6th Edition

After 36 years, still the indispensable guide for countless families and professionals caring for someone with dementia.