• LCS Foundation

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Speaker Series Announced

May 27, 2022
This year’s virtual event will offer insight on Alzheimer’s care, new research, and share stories of personal experience

The LCS Foundation has partnered with the Iowa Alzheimer’s Association on a virtual speaker series during June for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The series will include four sessions with Alzheimer’s and dementia experts covering topics such as Alzheimer’s care, new research, as well as stories from those impacted by the disease. The series is free and open to the public – advance registration is required.   

According to the 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. 

The speaker series schedule includes: 

June 1 – Living with Dementia
The UNI gerontology program and the Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging will present an educational experience on what it’s like to live with dementia. Speakers include Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh, professor of gerontology and family studies, University of Northern Iowa; and Megan Zimmerman, LBSW, CDP, Dementia Friendly State coordinator. Click here to register for the June 1 webinar.  

June 8 – Research: What’s New on the Horizon?
The featured speaker is Christopher Weber, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association director, Global Science Initiatives. Click here to register for the June 8 webinar.  

June 15
My Personal Alzheimer’s Journey and Eliminating the Stigma 
The featured speaker is Mike Zuendel, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020 and one the first to try one of the new FDA-approved drugs for the disease. He is an Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage advisor. Click here to register for the June 15 webinar.  

June 23 - 
LCS Panel Podcast 
LCS President and CEO Joel Nelson will moderate a panel of LCS leaders and guests. Topics will cover the importance of driving Alzheimer’s awareness, how to develop successful Alzheimer’s programs, and the senior living community perspective on caring for LCS residents impacted by the disease. Advance registration is not required for the podcast. A podcast link will be added to the LCS and LCS Foundation social media channels and websites.  

Note: Participants must register for each session using the respective links. A calendar event will be emailed to each registered attendee. Recordings from each session will be made available to those who can’t attend at the end of June. For more information, email