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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.

BrainWorks - Des Moines Conference - April 19, 2016
BrainWorks - Quad Cities Conference - April 20, 2016
Fort Dodge Alzheimer's and Dementia Workshop - April 29, 2016
Dementia With Lewy Bodies Workshop- April 25, 2016
Medical Education Conference on Dementia - Des Moines - June 4, 2016  
BrainWorks - Des Moines Conference - April 18, 2017 


2016 BrainWorks - Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia
Des Moines

DES MOINES - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 BrainWorks Conference on April 19.  Please mark your calendars for next year's event, scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  To download presentation slides and handouts, please click the links below:

General Session:  Research Update - Dr. Hartley
Breakout:  FamTech Care & Nature Therapy - Williams/Bossen
Breakout:  Caregiver Burnout - Boots
Breakout:  Neurocognitive Disorders:  What's NEW in 2016 - Shah/Bender
General Session:  Four Lifetime Pillars for a Healthy Brain - Shah/Bender

Continuing Education Credit Documents:
DMACC - Continuing Education Survey

*A matching $20 scholarship to help decrease the cost to family caregivers or those living with dementia., has been provided by local donors Stan & Dotty Thurston.


2016 BrainWorks - Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia
Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016   Thank you to all who attended the 2016 BrainWorks Conference on April 20.  To download presentation slides and handouts, please click the links below:
General Session:  Research Update - Dr. Hartley
Breakout:  FamTech Care & Nature Therapy - Williams/Bossen
Breakout:  Caregiver Burnout - Boots
General Session:  HERO Project & Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

*A matching $20 scholarship to help decrease the cost to family caregivers or those living with dementia., has been provided by local donors Stan & Dotty Thurston.


Dementia with Lewy Bodies Workshop

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
Mercy Hospital- East Tower- Level A- Auditorium
1111 6th Ave Des Moines, IA
5p.m.- 7p.m.
Free to the public
Featured Speakers: Dr. Heike Schomolck, Mercy Neurology & Susan Callison, Alzheimer's Association
> To view the event details CLICK HERE 


The third most common form of degenerative dementia is Dementia with Lewy Bodies. This form of Dementia affects every aspect of a person; because of its intensity, those diagnosed and their families will need additional education to understand its complexity. Join the Alzheimer's Association at this FREE workshop to learn about available resources and support for those effected by Dementia with Lewy Bodies 

RSVP by calling the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900


Fort Dodge Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Iowa Central Community College East Campus - Triton Room
2031 Quail Avenue Fort Dodge, IA 50501
8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
FREE to the public
$10 Registration Fee for CEUs
Featured Speakers: Tyler Eason, J.D., NCG, Stephanie Johnson, MT-BC & Greg Woods, Program & Event Coordinator
>Click here to download the event brochure

The Alzheimer's Association invites caregivers to a workshop on navigating through the difficulties of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or related dementias. Attendees will identify tools and strategies to effectively support those affected by dementia. There will also be an opportunity to make your own plan for healthy aging using the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research Workbook.

Join us. Register today.

To Register
Click the REGISTER button below or download the event brochure.

Available Credits
4.8 CE Contact Hours - $10 per person

For more information contact:
Greg Woods
Program and Event Coordinator
gwoods@alz.org
515.478.3117 x8218 or 800.272.3900

     


A-Z GUIDE TO SIMPLIFY AND OPTIMIZE DEMENTIA CARE

A Medical Education Conference on Dementia

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
Olsen Center - Des Moines University - Des Moines, IA
8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
$25 Registration Fee
Featured Speaker: Terry Barclay, PhD - Clinical Director, HealthPartners Neuropsychology, Neurosciences Division, Center for Memory and Aging

The Alzheimer's Association and Des Moines University invite primary care practitioners throughout Iowa to the 2016 Medical Education Conference on Dementia. The purpose of this CME activity is to educate physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.  Dr. Terry Barclay will present on how to effectively diagnose a person with dementia and how to proficiently communicate the Alzheimer's diagnosis to patients and their families.

Target Audience
The Healthcare Education Project will target the primary care practitioner population for education on diagnosis and referral of dementia patients. With this project, the Alzheimer’s Association plans on providing education to 150 primary care practitioners throughout Iowa. Primary Care Practitioners: will include Physicians, Physician assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. According to America’s Health Rankings, 94.2% of older adults in Iowa report having a dedicated health care provider. By educating these providers, Iowans experiencing cognitive impairment will benefit from early diagnosis and appropriate services and support.

Available Credit
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
4.80 IBON
4.00 CE Contact Hours

To register, learn more about featured speaker, or details on credit available - click the REGISTER NOW link below!

 

 

For more information contact:

Linda Brown, MSN
Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter
Program Director
515.440.6383 ext. 8208
lbrown@alz.org

Special thank you to the Pedretti Charitable Foundation and the Iowa Department on Aging for providing funding.


2017 BrainWorks - Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia - Des Moines

Save the Date!  Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

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