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Educational Conferences

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 provide the latest knowledge, treatment options, and research on a variety of topics related to dementia.

Sioux City Workshop - October 8, 2015
Dubuque Workshop - November 12, 2015
Des Moines Conference - April 19, 2016
Quad Cities Conference - April 20, 2016

Sioux City Workshop

Thursday, October 8, 2015
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.)

UnityPoint Health
Auditorium-Lower level
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104

This workshop is designed to provide educational information to healthcare professionals, care partners, those in the early-stages of dementia and the general public.  Participants will learn how incorporating healthy living into their life can provide benefits for those concerned about cognitive decline.

$15 - Care partners, general public
$50 - Professionals - (includes CEUs)      

Lunch is provided with registration.  CEUs available through Provider #21, WITCC for those professionals seeking continuing education credit.  Exhibitor booths available. 


 8:15 - 8:45  Check-in / Registration / Exhibits
 8:50  Welcome
 9 - 9:50  Understanding the Music Therapy Process
 10 - 10:30  Food for Thought:  Nutrition & Alzheimer's Disease
 10:40 - 11:30  The Powerful Effects of Exercise:  Fitness and Your Brain
 11:30 - 12:20  Exhibits / Lunch
 12:30 - 1:20  Spiritual Care for Patients with Alzheimer's & their Caregivers
 1:30 - 2:20  Dementia:  Consultation from Neuropsychology
 2:20  Adjournment

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Register ONLINE by clicking HERE or the REGISTER button below.  Or by contacting Jeanne Steinkamp at or to register via phone please call 712.279.5802 x8201. 

>Download the schedule and promotional card.

Questions contact Jeanne Steinkamp at

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Dubuque Workshop

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Time TBD

Best Western 3100 Dodge St Dubuque, IA 52003     This day-long, FREE workshop, is to provide the community with dementia education as well as resources for family caregivers and people in the early-stages of dementia.  Lunch will be provided to attendees.  Topics include: Holiday Tips and Tricks, Alzheimer's Research Update, Caregiver Burnout, and Legal and Financial Issues.      Check back soon for detailed agenda, speakers and registration details.  Questions or to be contacted with further details contact Alexandra Barton at or 563.589.0030.  

BrainWorks - Annual Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia


Des Moines Conference - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Linda Brown - - 515.440.2722 x8208

Quad Cities Conference - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jerry Schroeder - - 563.324.1022 x8212

Please check for further details. To sponsor or exhibit at either conference, please contact Kay Rader at





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