Early Stage Dementia Workshop/Retreat
for people with early –stage diagnosis and their care partners
This workshop/retreat will cover information for individuals living with early-stage dementia and mild cognitive impairment as well as their care partners. It is designed to provide information and relaxation to those who attend.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013This workshop/retreat was made possible at no cost to attendees thanks to our local sponsor:
9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Raccoon River Nature Lodge
2500 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Those wishing to attend MUST RSVP by calling 515.440.6383 x106 or 800.272.3900 and be in the early-stages of dementia. RSVP's are requested by November 1st. Lunch will be provided and parking is FREE.
AGENDA, GUEST SPEAKERS & TOPICS
|9:25 - 9:30 a.m.||Welcome||
Carol Sipfle, Executive Director - Polly Johnston, Program Specialist
|9:30 - 10 a.m.||Music Therapy||Rachel Miller|
|10 - 10:45 a.m.||Art Experience||Michele Beschen, Lifestyle Instructor, Artisan, Designer & Television Host - Simply Michele, Inc - Van Meter, IA - Empowers others to express their creative side in a resourceful, organic way.|
|10:45 - 11:45 a.m.||Dementia Overview
Question & Answer
|Jose V.G. Angel, M.D., Mercy Clinics - Des Moines, IA - Specializes in internal medicine and offers over 28 years of experience.|
|11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch||Famous Dave's|
|12:30 - 1:15 p.m.||Session 1: Changes in Relationships||For Care Partners - Mark Minear, Ph.D. - Licensed clinical psychlogist|
|Session 2: Talk with the Doc||For Experts - Time for those with dementia to talk directly with Dr. Angel.|
|1:15 - 2 p.m.||Session 1: Changes in Relationships||For Experts - Mark Minear, Ph.D. - Licensed clincial psychlogist|
|Session 2: Sharing Time||For Care Partners - Visit with other care partners. Facilitated by Program Specialist, Polly Johnston|
|2 - 2:45 p.m.||Smores, Sharing & Surprises|