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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Workshop for Caregivers

Registration is still available for the 2016 Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Workshop on Dementia Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Dubuque. The workshop will be from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Best Western Plus, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA.

The conference, is free of charge, thanks to a generous gift from the Dubuque Racing Association. It will focus on practical and effective ways to care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Speakers at the conference will be Verna Benner-Carson, president of C&V Senior Care Specialist, who will present "Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer," a gentle and loving method for understanding and managing dementia related behaviors.

Elaine Eshbaugh, Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University of Northern Iowa, will present an interactive look at how dementia changes the way individuals see and experience life.

And Diane Blyer, Project Director for the FamTechCare study in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa, will speak on her research that focuses on long term outcomes for people with chronic and/or life-threatening conditions.

Register online at, or call 1-800-272-3900.

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