Alzheimer's Research and Education

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 2018 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.

The Speaker Series hosted in June will offer LCS employees and the general public an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. Speaker topics will include the signs of Alzheimer’s, caregiving techniques, caregiver challenges, and promising disease research.

The 2018 Speaker Series will be hosted in the Register Media Community Room located on the first floor of Capital Square, 400 Locust Street in Des Moines. Free lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to noon, while supplies last.

Speaker Series Line-up:

June 5, noon – 1 p.m.

Save Your Brain: How to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Presented by:  Dr. Yogesh Shah, M.D., Geriatrician and Director of Palliative Care, Broadlawns Medical Center

Did you know that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented by lifestyle modifications? Please join us to learn what you can do today to save your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.

June 13, noon – 1 p.m.

Mindfulness-based Alzheimer’s Caring

Presented by:  Angela Lunde, M.A., Associate of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Co-Investigator of the Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is made up of an infinite number of small moments where one can either habitually react (and increase stress) or mindfully respond (and share compassion and kindness). This session offers caregivers an opportunity to learn more about mindfulness, and then practice several techniques which can be easily incorporated throughout the day.

June 22, noon – 1 p.m.

Navigating Your Attitude: The Impact of Alzheimer’s on My Family’s Life

Presented by: Michele Matt, CSP, President of Inspiring Solutions

Michele Matt has inspired the attitudes and actions of thousands of organizations around the world. During this session, Michele will share her family’s personal journey through the ups, downs, and twists of her mother’s eight year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

June 27, noon – 1 p.m.

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research and Message of Hope

Presented by: Heather Snyder, Ph.D., Senior Director of Medical and Scientific Operations, Alzheimer’s Association

We believe the first person to survive Alzheimer’s disease has already been born. The race is on to find a cure. Research involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias 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.


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