Dementia: Patient and Family Perspective

Des Moines, IA US
March 13, 2018


There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - click here


Target Audience

Healthcare professionals and the general public.


The Embrace Aging series provide practical information on how to handle the various life issues associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. This program is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation and Des Moines University with special thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association, Arbor Springs, Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center, The Hale Group, Syverson Strege & Company, and Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.

Information regarding the other presentations can be found below. 


  • Identify the multiple roles family caregivers experience when navigating a loved one’s dementia diagnosis. 
  • Question how providers can better relate to the challenges for families navigating a dementia diagnosis. 
  • Identify the impacts of Alzheimer's on individuals and their family caregivers.
  • Assess the challenges facing those with Alzheimer’s and their family caregivers. 
  • Discuss and recommend initiatives that would address the challenges.


  • John and Terri Hale, The Hale Group

    Terri and John are the co-owners of The Hale Group, an Ankeny-based consulting and advocacy firm focused on aging and caregiving challenges. They are also family caregivers; part of the large invisible army who know the challenges, heartache and stress that come along with caregiving responsibilities. They, like so many caregivers, juggle their caregiving responsibilities with other roles: parent, spouse, grandparent, employee/business owner,
    sibling, board member, community volunteer, etc.

    They are a face and voice for caregivers across the state. They have hosted a special program on Iowa Public Television about caregiving challenges, were featured in a front-page Business Record article about how Iowa companies are responding to employees’ needs as caregivers, and regularly speak to a variety of audiences – including employees at their worksites – about the challenges and joys of caring for loved ones.

    Terri has nearly 40 years of experience in communications and public relations, most recently as assistant director of public relations at Principal Financial Group. John has over 40 years of experience in city, state and federal government, in the academic and nonprofit arenas, and in consulting and advocacy.

  • Dick Goodson
  • Kerry Goodson
  • Bob Meddaugh
    Volunteer and Advocate for the Alzheimer's Association

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/13/2018 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/13/2018 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center Auditorium
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.


Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON


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