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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.

Des Moines - BrainWorks Conference - April 18, 2017
Davenport - Dementia Workshop - May 3, 2017
Council Bluffs - Dementia Workshop - June 6, 2017
Sioux City - Alzheimer's & Dementia Conference - June 22, 2017

2017 BrainWorks Conference - Living Well With Dementia (Des Moines)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Conference
The Meadows Events & Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

>Download a copy of the BrainWorks brochure HERE.


Health Professionals (i.e. nurses, aides, therapists, social workers):
Includes CEUs - $95
NO CEUs - $85

Families, unpaid caregivers, and persons with dementia:
Family/Non-Paid Caregiver - $20
Person with Dementia - $20


SPACE IS LIMITED.  To register online click the REGISTER NOW button below. 

*Please note you must register EVERYONE who attends the conference and when registering online you can only register ONE PERSON at time.  This is so that all information can be captured and individuals can be accounted for.  (We don't like to over print materials or order more snacks and lunch then are needed).  So, if registering more then one person, you will have to go into the system multiple times and your credit card will be charged for each person individually.  If you need assistance with registering, please contact our Des Moines office at 515.440.2722 or call 24/7 at 800.272.3900.


DMACC (IBN Provider #22) - 0.63 CEUs
Medical Assistants - 6.3 Contact Hours

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 6.3 clinical continuing education unit(s).  Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program's sponsor.

For more information or to sponsor this event contact:

Linda Brown
Program Director

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Dementia Workshop: An Intensive View Through Professional Lenses (Davenport)

7:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m - Workshop
Genesis Heart Institute - Adler Amphitheater
236 East Rusholme, Davenport, IA 52803

Speakers:  Dr. Keith Fargo, Research Scientist, Alzheimer's Association; Jerry Schroeder, MSSW, Senior Program Specialist, Alzheimer's Association; Elaine Eshbaugh, Ph.D., Director of Gerontology, University of Northern Iowa; Trudy Whittington, Nursing Home Administrator, and Rosewood Care Centers.

>Download the workshop brochure HERE.


Professionals - Includes CEUs - $65*
Family and Personal Care Partners - $35

* 7.0 contact hours.  Continuing education hours are provided by the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, in collaboration with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.


To register click the REGISTER NOW button below or call 800.272.3900.

*Please note that when you first register through our online system you will have to set-up an account.  This is for workshops, conferences and community education classes.

Questions? Contact Jerry Schroeder at 563.293.8056 or

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Southwest Iowa Workshop (Council Bluffs)

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Center
714 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

>Coming Soon!  Download the workshop brochure here.


Care partners, community or family members, those in the early stages of dementia, and Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitators can attend this workshop for FREE thanks to a generous memorial gift from a local family.


Register online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below or by calling 800.272.3900. 

*Please note that when you first register through our online system you will have to set-up an account.  This is for workshops, conferences and community education classes.

Questions?  Contact Marsha Williams at or 712.308.8946.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Conference with author Jolene Brackey (Sioux City)

CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY - Interacting with people affected by dementia
12:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC)
Corporate College Building / Room B174
4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

>Download the conference brochure here.


Healthcare Professionals - $75* - Cost includes dinner.
Care Partners & General Public - $20 - Cost includes dinner.

* .72 CEUs for nursing through provider #21, WITCC.  7.2 contact hours for other providers.  To receive continuing education credit, you must be present for the entire program.


Contact WITCC by calling 712.274.8733 ext. 1471. 

If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Steinkamp at or Ann Myers at .


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