The Ottumwa Courier

September 13, 2013

Free Alzheimer's community education

Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — The Alzheimer’s Association is providing free community education for family and professional caregivers from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at Indian Hills Community College.

The first hour, called “Caring for People with Dementia,” is designed to give caregivers of persons in any stage of the illness a foundational understanding of the best ways to care for those impacted as the disease progresses. The second hour is an open forum question-and-answer session designed to answer participant questions not addressed in the first hour. The program is open to anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related disease at any stage of the illness or for anyone with personal or professional interest. Handouts will be provided.

The teacher is Jerry Schroeder, MSSW, Program Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter. Schroeder has more than 25 years of experience in the field of senior services, has been with the Alzheimer’s Association for more than eight years and is a frequent lecturer on this topic.

Pre-registration is required by Sept. 20 by calling 800-272-3900. For more information on educational programs and community services, visit

To contact the Greater Iowa Chapter directly, 800-272-3900 or visit