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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 Conference - April 8, 2014

2014 Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia - Des Moines

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Prairie Meadows | Altoona, IA
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Check-In
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Conference

>Download the Conference Brochure


Overview of Dementia & Research | Innovative Approach to Reducing Unnecessary Medication Use for People with Dementia | Dementia Activities | Sexuality for People with Dementia in the Home | Sexuality in Long Term Care Facilities | Legal Issues | Lifestyle Coaching | “I Would Like You to Know” - Early-Stage Dementia Panel


  Heather M. Snyder, PH.D. Director, Medical and Scientific Operations
Alzheimer's Association National Office
Chicago, IL
  Maria Reyes, R.N. Quality Improvement Nurse
Shoreview, MN
  Michelle Beschen Lifestyle Instructor, Artisian, Designer & Television Host
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Van Meter, IA


If you need to reserve a hotel room, the hotel connected to the conference is recommended. Attendees can either reserve their rooms online CLICK HERE or they can call 515.957.3000 to make a reservation. 


5.9 Contact Hours
0.59 CEUs


Care Partners, Community Members, Family Members, Experts (people in early-stages of dementia), Alzheimer's Association Support Group Facilitators - FREE
Professionals* (includes Contact Hours or CEUs) - $85
Students - $35

Registration includes:  lunch, breaks, conference materials, and CEU/Contact Hours if applicable.

*Discounts are available to those paying professionals ($85) seeking CEUs who also bring TWO or more direct care workers from the same facility.  To take advantage of this discount you MUST CALL LANA ROLD AT THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AT 515.440.6383 X111 OR EMAIL HER AT LROLD@ALZ.ORG


Register online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below or by calling 800.272.3900 or 515.440.6383 x111.



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