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Presentations

Please join us for an in-person Dementia Education presentation led by Janel Meints!

There is no fee to attend

With these public presentations, the community that is hosting pays the fee of the presenter.  All participants that choose to attend, are coming to the event for free!

Upcoming Presentations

  • May 02, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
    Deerfield Retirement Community, 13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323, USA
    The "longest goodbye" stage that may or may not go as slowly as anticipated. This presentation encapsulates the changes you may see during this difficult stage in preparing for the unavoidable changes. End-of-life information will be provided as well
  • Apr 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:10 PM
    Stirlingshire of Coralville, 1140 Kennedy Pkwy, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    The "longest goodbye" stage that may or may not go as slowly as anticipated. This presentation encapsulates the changes you may see during this difficult stage in preparing for the unavoidable changes. End-of-life information will be provided as well.
  • Apr 11, 2024, 10:10 AM – Apr 12, 2024, 11:10 AM
    Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines Ankeny, 2405 SE Creekview Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021, USA
    This presentation focuses on the many benefits of utilizing this therapeutic technique, and discusses how to train dogs to become therapy dogs, specifically for the elder population.
  • Mar 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:10 PM
    Stirlingshire of Coralville, 1140 Kennedy Pkwy, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    An invasive look at the "longest" stage of dementia. Preparing caregivers and all connecting persons to the changes a person may experience throughout this stage. This presentation provides many tips to help alleviate the changes throughout this difficult stage.
  • Mar 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
    Deerfield Retirement Community, 13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323, USA
    An invasive look at the "longest" stage of dementia. Preparing caregivers and all connecting persons to the changes a person may experience throughout this stage. This presentation provides many tips to help alleviate the changes throughout this difficult stage.
  • Dec 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Grand Living at Bridgewater, 3 Russell Slade Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241, USA
    A presentation of tips for getting through the holidays with someone living with dementia. This presentation goes through the senses affected by the disease and how to best help someone with dementia to get through the holidays in a positive way.
  • Nov 09, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stirlingshire of Coralville, 1140 Kennedy Pkwy, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    A presentation of tips for getting through the holidays with someone living with dementia. This presentation oes through the senses affected by the disease and how to best help someone with dementia to get through the holidays in a positive way.
  • Nov 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Views of Marion, 720 Oakbrook Dr, Marion, IA 52302, USA
    A presentation of tips for getting through the holidays with someone living with dementia. This presentation goes through the senses affected by the disease and how to best help someone with dementia to get through the holidays in a positive way.
  • Sep 26, 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Solon Retirement Village, 623 E 5th St, Solon, IA 52333, USA
    This presentation utilizes therapeutic techniques paired with recreation, leisure and engagement for each stage of dementia. This presentation will provide various adaptations and modifications that can be made to tailor engagement to the individual living with dementia.
  • Sep 20, 2023, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Marriott Hotel Des Moines, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
    This presentation utilizes therapeutic techniques paired with recreation, leisure and engagement for each stage of dementia. This presentation will provide various adaptations and modifications that can be made to tailor engagement to the individual living with dementia.
  • Sep 13, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Deerfield Retirement Community, 13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323, USA
    A conversation presentation that involves the participants in the audience to experience a sliver of what dementia may feel like. Physical barriers are put in place to adhere their senses that mimic those similar to what someone with dementia experiences. A very eye-opening interactive presentation!
  • Jul 06, 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Grand Living at Bridgewater, 3 Russell Slade Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241, USA
    This presentation goes through tips and tricks on how to positively take someone living with dementia on an outing. Whether that outing is a joyful break to a favorite place or a harrowing trip to the doctor or the hospital.
  • Jun 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Deerfield Retirement Community, 13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323, USA
    In this presentation, I will introduce the 7 stages of dementia. Here, we will break these stages down into 3 different groups. This will help you learn more about the stages that most people with dementia will experience.
  • May 31, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Grand Living at Bridgewater, 3 Russell Slade Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241, USA
    Dementia Haven will have a booth at the Grand Living at Bridgewater Health Fair. This Health Fair has many booths with different vendors packed with information and resources. Dementia Haven will have an interactive booth, resources and information as well!
  • May 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, 6325 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, USA
    I compare the signs of dementia with examples of the symptoms experienced to what is considered normal aging. To help highlight the abnormal aspects of aging that are a cause for concern that may lead someone down the path of being diagnosed with dementia by a physician.
  • May 26, 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, 6325 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, USA
    An overview of dementia, a simple overview of various "common" types of dementia, touches upon the challenges and barriers that dementia creates in the differing stages.
  • Apr 27, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Solon Retirement Village, 623 E 5th St, Solon, IA 52333, USA
    This presentation goes through tips and tricks on how to positively take someone living with dementia on an outing. Whether that outing is a joyful break to a favorite place or a harrowing trip to the doctor or the hospital.
  • Apr 18, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Marion, 720 Oakbrook Dr, Marion, IA 52302, USA
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