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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.

Urbandale - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop - October 4, 2017
Dubuque - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop - October 17, 2017
Osceola - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop - October 18, 2017
Des Moines - 2018 BrainWorks Statewide Educational Conference - April 10, 2018 - Please check back for details


Urbandale - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop


Diagnosis Dementia? Now What Do We Do?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church - Urbandale, IA
>Download a copy of the Workshop Brochure which includes topics, agenda and speakers.

This FREE workshop will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans, and changing personalities.  The fear or lack of awareness that often accompanies having these conversations and dealing with changing behaviors can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family.

Registration is FREE to participants, and includes lunch but RSVP is required by October 2.  To register click the REGISTER button below or call 800.272.3900.  *PLEASE NOTE:  The first time you register for an educational class with the Alzheimer's Association, you will need to set up a User Name and Password.  Once you do this, please keep your login information to register for future classes, workshops or conferences in our online system.

Workshop funded in part by the Iowa Scottish Rite Foundation.


Dubuque - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, IA
6th Floor Auditorium
>Download a copy of the Workshop Flyer which includes topics, agenda and speakers.

Registration is FREE to participants who DO NOT need continuing education units but RSVP is required.  To register call 800.272.3900.  Cost is $15 for those who request CEUs and the fee is payable at the event.

A special thanks to our sponsors:  Luther Manor Communities, Oak Park Place, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Stonehill Franciscan Services, Bell Tower Senior Living, Clover Ridge Place, & ManorCare of Dubuque.


Osceola - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop

Legal & Financial Planning for the Future
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakeside Hotel & Casino - Osceola, IA
>Download a copy of the Workshop Brochure which includes topics, agenda and speakers.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Concerns about care provision and programs that can help offset costs mean that families need accurate information about legal and financial planning specific to the disease.   This workshop will assist with topics related to planning for the future.

Registration is FREE to participants, and includes lunch but RSVP is required by October 13.  To register click the REGISTER button below or call 800.272.3900.  *PLEASE NOTE:  The first time you register for an educational class with the Alzheimer's Association, you will need to set up a User Name and Password.  Once you do this, please keep your login information to register for future classes, workshops or conferences in our online system.

Workshop funded in part by the Iowa Scottish Rite Foundation.

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