Alzheimer’s Association hosts ongoing caregiver education series in Iowa and Nebraska

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The Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter is offering ongoing caregiver education series for those caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Held at a senior center in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the series features experts presenting topics of interest to caregivers, according to Alz.org.

For the series in Missouri Valley — which began February 26th and runs through June 25th, 2013 — the Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter and Alegent Creighton Health Community Memorial Hospital are teaming up to present a six week caregiver education series held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Rand Community Senior Center in Missouri Valley. The series is in conjunction with the local Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. There is no charge to attend any of the events but registration is requested. You can register for one or all of the remaining sessions by calling Alegent Creighton Health Community Memorial Hospital at 712-642-2045.

Below is the schedule (via Alz.org)

  • March 26th — Home Services and Assistance Available: Kathy Baer, Homemakers
  • April 23rd — Understanding financial issues when caring for someone with Alzheimers and other dementias: Clayton Freeman, Program Director, Alzheimers Association Midlands Chapter
  • May 28th — Taking Care of the Care Giver: Nancy Cyr, LISW
  • June 25th — Reducing Anxiety: Rod Black, LISW

The Rand Community Senior Center is located at 110 S. 4th Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Beginning in April, there’s another caregiver education series hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Click here for details.

About the Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter (via Alz.org)

Since 1982, the Midlands Chapter has provided education, information and support to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the related disorders and supports the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association in its research for the prevention, cure, and treatment of AD and related disorders. This mission is carried out through Advancing Research, Education & Information, Family Support Services, and Advocacy.

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