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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.

Des Moines Workshop - October 29, 2015
Dubuque Workshop - November 12, 2015
Des Moines Conference - April 19, 2016
Quad Cities Conference - April 20, 2016

Des Moines Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Forest Avenue Library Des Moines
1326 Forest Ave - Des Moines, IA 50314

This is an Alzheimer's and Future Planning Workshop and will provide essential information for people in all stages of Alzheimer’s or related dementia and their caregivers and to be able to make better decisions for their future.

Speakers include: 

  • Kristen Hall JD who will present on legal and financial decisions.
  • Kay Vanags from Aging Resources of Central Iowa who will present on local resources available.  Registration is required and space is limited.   

Registration is required.  To register call 800.272.3900. 

Questions?  Contact Susan Callison at or 515.440.2722 x8204.


Dubuque Workshop

Thursday, November 12, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.    >Download the agenda     

To Register

The workshop is FREE, but registration required.  To register click the REGISTER button below or call 563.589.0030.

Exhibitors Welcome

Interested in being an exhibitor at this workshop?  Download the exhibitor form.  Fee is $50 and includes lunch. 

  Questions, 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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