Alzheimer's Research and Education

LCS Sponsors Alzheimer’s Documentary on Iowa Public Television

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is a documentary airing on Iowa Public Television, January 25, 2017 at 9:00 PM CST. LCS is one of the program sponsors for the state of Iowa.

Our sponsorship is one more way that we show our support and partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association in the fight against this incurable disease.

With Alzheimer’s disease affecting 1 in 3 seniors, LCS is committed to supporting efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. As a Walk to End Alzheimer’s® National Team, LCS forms teams and raises funds for Walks across the country. The funds raised advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Team donations play an important role in improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers.

Click to learn more about the walk.

Our 2017 Alzheimer’s Campaign focuses on three important areas: engagement, education, and financial support of the fight against Alzheimer’s. Each of these areas are critically important and aligned with global efforts to 1) eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through research, 2) provide care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s, and 3) reduce the future risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

2017 Speaker Series Line-up:

June 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, Presented by Susan Callison, Program Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

June 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Latest Research and a Message of Hope, Presented by James Hendrix Ph.D., Director, Global Science Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association

The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is a world without Alzheimer’s.  The race is on. Alzheimer’s and related dementias research is a dynamic field and momentum builds each year.  Join us to learn more about the latest research and hear a message of hope for the future.

June 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Creating Moments of Joy, Presented by Jolene Brackey, Caregiver and Acclaimed Author of Creating Moments of Joy

Jolene will share her vision that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss their life is made up of moments. We cannot create a perfectly wonderful day, but it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment.

June 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Living with Alzheimer’s For Caregivers, Presented by Lyn Hilgenberg, Dementia Educator, Executive Director Vintage Hills, and Owner of Daylily, Inc.

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.

Click here to watch the We Are Iowa video on the Alzheimer’s Speaker Series.