NICC to host seminar on dementia for caregivers, health care providers


Northwest Iowa Community College host Dementia Summit 2.0 to allow caregivers and health care professionals to network with other individuals who specialize in dementia health care

The event will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Town Clock Business Center in Dubuque.

Alzheimer’s disease contributes 60-80 percent of all dementia cases, according to a press release.

“The community of Dubuque has a long history of supporting dementia education and caregiver support," Mary McNally, lead health occupations program manager for NICC Business and Community Solutions, said in a press release. "If the inaugural 2016 Dementia Summit was any indication, this year’s Dementia Summit 2.0 will again see high levels of participation and engagement among attendees and caregivers, healthcare providers and medical experts in the field of dementia. Our goal for the Dementia Summit 2.0 is to continue on the journey, of bringing new and innovative information to local health care professionals and caregivers."

Speakers include Dr. Robert Bender II, director of geriatrics at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, and Dr. Paul Mulhausen, chief medical officer for the Quality Improvement Organization.

The cost to attend is $89, which includes lunch and parking. For more information and to register, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions.

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