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Caregivers and family members who have loved one's with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, professional caregivers, and those in the community, are welcome to attend any of our chapter conferences. Often times continuing education credits and contact hours are available for professionals. We also provide educational opportunities for those with early-stage dementia. All conferences are an educational opportunity and may provide the latest knowledge, research update, and discussions on a variety of topics related to dementia.

Des Moines - BrainWorks Conference - April 18, 2017
Davenport - Dementia Workshop - May 3, 2017
Approaching Alzheimer's: First Responder Training - May 22, 2017
Council Bluffs - Dementia Workshop - June 6, 2017
Sioux City - Alzheimer's & Dementia Conference - June 22, 2017
Urbandale - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop:  Ask the Doctor - October 4, 2017 - Check back for details
Osceola - Diagnosis Dementia:  Legal & Financial Planning - October 18, 2017 - Check back for details


2017 BrainWorks Conference - Living Well With Dementia (Des Moines)

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Conference
The Meadows Events & Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

>Download a copy of the BrainWorks brochure HERE.

>Survey:  Please complete the survey if you attended the conference and did not complete one at the event.  Return to lbrown@alz.org.

Locally sponsored by

PRESENTATIONS

Opening Session:

Allen Powers, M.D. - Dementia Beyond Disease:  Enhancing Well-Being

Breakouts:
Allen Powers, M.D.  - Optimizing Well-Being (for professionals)
Heike Schmolck, M.D. - The Doctor is In (for caregivers) - No presentation.  Q&A
Lyn Hilgenberg - Planning Meaningful Activities Part 1
Tom Mouser, M.D. - Fighting Back: Knowledge Is Power In The Battle With The Unknown

Lunch Session:
Sponsored by Arbor Springs

Tyler Eason, J.D., NCG - Guardianship, Conservatorships, & Powers of Attorney, Oh My!

Closing Session:
Sponsored by Home Care VNS / Hospice HCI Care Services

Pippa White - The Many Voices of Caregiving - No presentation.  Storyteller / Entertainer

COST

Health Professionals (i.e. nurses, aides, therapists, social workers):
Includes CEUs - $95
NO CEUs - $85

Families, unpaid caregivers, and persons with dementia:
Family/Non-Paid Caregiver - $20
Person with Dementia - $20

TO REGISTER

Online Registration is now CLOSED.  Questions call 515.440.2722.

 

CEUs

DMACC (IBN Provider #22) - 0.63 CEUs
Medical Assistants - 6.3 Contact Hours

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 6.3 clinical continuing education unit(s).  Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program's sponsor.

For more information or to sponsor this event contact:

Linda Brown
Program Director
lbrown@alz.org
515.218.2677

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Dementia Workshop: An Intensive View Through Professional Lenses (Davenport)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m - Workshop
Genesis Heart Institute - Adler Amphitheater
236 East Rusholme, Davenport, IA 52803

Speakers:  Dr. Keith Fargo, Research Scientist, Alzheimer's Association; Jerry Schroeder, MSSW, Senior Program Specialist, Alzheimer's Association; Elaine Eshbaugh, Ph.D., Director of Gerontology, University of Northern Iowa; Trudy Whittington, Nursing Home Administrator, and Rosewood Care Centers.

>Download the workshop brochure HERE.


COST  

Professionals - Includes CEUs - $65*
Family and Personal Care Partners - $35

* 7.0 contact hours.  Continuing education hours are provided by the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, in collaboration with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

TO REGISTER

To register click the REGISTER NOW button below or call 800.272.3900.

*Please note that when you first register through our online system you will have to set-up an account.  This is for workshops, conferences and community education classes.

Questions? Contact Jerry Schroeder at 563.293.8056 or jschroeder@alz.org.

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Approaching Alzheimer's: EMS Provider / First Responder Training (Osceola)

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Lakeside Casino Resort - Osceola, IA

>Download the class flyer HERE.

COST

$20 fee includes:  course materials, dinner provided by Lakeside Casino Resort, and CEUs*.

*3.0 EMS and 0.3 nursing education credits will be provided by SWCC out of Creston.

 

 

 

 

 

TO REGISTER

Register online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below or by calling 800.272.3900.

*Please note that when you first register through our online system you will have to set-up an account.  This is for workshops, conferences and community education classes.

Questions?  Contact Susan Callison at scallison@alz.org or 515.218.2680.

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Southwest Iowa Workshop (Council Bluffs)

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Center
714 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

>Coming Soon!  Download the workshop brochure here.

COST

Care partners, community or family members, those in the early stages of dementia, and Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitators can attend this workshop for FREE thanks to a generous memorial gift from a local family.

TO REGISTER

Register online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below or by calling 800.272.3900. 

*Please note that when you first register through our online system you will have to set-up an account.  This is for workshops, conferences and community education classes.

Questions?  Contact Marsha Williams at mawilliams@alz.org or 712.308.8946.

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Conference with author Jolene Brackey (Sioux City)

CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY - Interacting with people affected by dementia
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
12:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC)
Corporate College Building / Room B174
4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

>Download the conference brochure here.

COST

Healthcare Professionals - $75* - Cost includes dinner.
Care Partners & General Public - $20 - Cost includes dinner.

* .72 CEUs for nursing through provider #21, WITCC.  7.2 contact hours for other providers.  To receive continuing education credit, you must be present for the entire program.

TO REGISTER

Contact WITCC by calling 712.274.8733 ext. 1471. 

If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Steinkamp at jsteinkamp@alz.org or Ann Myers at myersa@hospicemail.com .

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