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Alzheimer’s, dementia workshop planned June 19

Jun 12, 2014

OTTUMWA — The Alzheimer’s Association will host an Alzheimer’s & Dementia Summer Workshop June 19 at Indian Hills Community College’s Rural Health Building, Room 109 in Ottumwa. The day-long workshop is designed to provide the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, education and caregiving tips for professionals, community members, care partners and those in the early-stages of dementia.

The workshop will feature multiple speakers presenting on various topics including effective communication, current research, senior driving, alternative living assistance options, veteran services and local resources available for help.

The program is free and open to the public, and attendees will receive free resources, materials and handouts.

Lunch is included with workshop registration.

Registration check-in will take place at 9:15 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:55 a.m. The registration fee for professionals seeking CEUs is $15. Pre-registration is requested by Friday.

The workshop is funded in part by BP Fueling Your Community Grant.

To register or for more information on topics or presenters, visit alz.org/greateriowa or call 800-272-3900.

Anyone with questions about Alzheimer’s disease or seeking information should contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/greateriowa. Experts are available to take calls from individuals concerned with their own cognitive health, as well as from family members and friends concerned about a family member and seeking resources.

 

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