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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.

Burlington Workshop - August 27, 2014
Fort Dodge Conference - September 10, 2014
Quad Cities Conference - October 30, 2014
Early-Stage Dementia Workshop - November 19, 2014
Des Moines Conference - April 21, 2015

10th Annual Caregiver Conference on Dementia - Fort Dodge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Iowa Central Community College - East Campus | Fort Dodge, IA
Cost:  $75 Healthcare Professionals | FREE to others 
Audience: Experts (those in the early-stages of dementia), family members, care partners, those in the community and healthcare professionals.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CEUs or Certificates of Attendance are available with a Healthcare Professional registration ($75).  Nurses receive 7.5 hours.  Provided by #10 Iowa Board of Nursing.  Certificates of Attendance reflecting contact hours will be provided for:  nursing home administrators, social workers, home health aides and certified nursing assistants.  Lunch is provided with your registration.


Call Iowa Central Community College at 800.362.2793 ext. 1320.  Phone registrations require a credit card payment.


Mail a registration form and payment to:
Health Science Department
Iowa Central Community College
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Checks should be made out to:  Iowa Central Community College

>Download a conference brochure and registration form - Coming Soon
>Download a conference agenda/topics/speakers




Questions contact conference coordinator Linda Brown at 515.440.6383 x104 or your Fort Dodge Program & Event Coordinator, Shawna Weinzetl at 515.576.4884.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Summer Workshop - Burlington

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Burlington Public Library Room A & B | Burlington, IA
Cost: FREE donations accepted. We would ask that healthcare professionals consider a $15 fee. Lunch included with registration.
Audience: Experts (those in the early-stages of dementia), family members, care partners, those in the community and healthcare professionals.

CEUs and contact hours will be available through Indian Hills Community College for professionals seeking continuing education.  This workshop is funded in part by Milestones Area Agency on Aging.

>Agenda - download a copy

Register online today by clicking the REGISTER button below.

Contact Michelle Kelman at 319.208.0271 to learn more or to register via phone.

Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia - Quad Cities

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 a.m. - Registration & Check-In
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Conference
7 - 8:30 p.m.* - Guest Speaker: Jacqueline Marcell
Radisson Quad City Plaza | Davenport, IA
Audience: Experts (those in the early-stages of dementia), family members, care partners, those in the community and healthcare professionals.


Annual fall educational conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Association.  Two exceptional keynote speakers:  Jacqueline Marcell and Dr. Dean Huntley.  Various exhibitor booths and additional breakout sessions and topics.  Registration includes morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and conference materials.  For questions regarding the conference contact Jerry Schroeder at 563.324.1022 or 24/7 at 800.272.3900.  

>Download the Conference Save the Date card    

$85 Healthcare Professionals (includes CEUs)
FREE to all others
$35 Evening Session with Jacqueline Marcell*

To be placed on a list to receive the official conference brochure, please contact Jerry Schroeder at 563.324.1022.  Check back for additional details regarding how to register.


Jacqueline Marcell, a former college professor and television executive, gave up her career to care for her parents when her father was diagnosed with dementia. She learned invaluable lessons in the crucible of caregiving. Author of acclaimed,“Elder Rage”, host of “Coping with Caregiving” radio show, and sought after national speaker.

*Jacqueline Marcell will host a repeat and expanded session of her conference presentation for those who are unable to attend the all-day conference.  This will take place at the Radisson from 7 - 8:30 p.m. and the cost will be $35 per person for all who attend. 

Early-Stage Dementia Workshop

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Honey Creek Resort | Moravia, IA
Audience:  Those in the early-stages of dementia and their care partners.

This workshop is designed specifically for those in the early-stages of dementia and their care partners. The day is about education and relaxation. It is FREE to attend but you MUST RSVP by contacting Susan Callison at 515.440.6383 x106 or 24/7 at 800.272.3900.  More details about the topics and speakers will be available soon.

2015 Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia - Des Moines

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Check-In
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Conference
Prairie Meadows | Altoona, IA
Audience: Experts (those in the early-stages of dementia), family members, care partners, those in the community and healthcare professionals.


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To learn how you can become a sponsor of this event, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 515.440.2722.

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