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Next 'TED Talk Tuesday' Offers Insights into Dementia

January 8, 2018

TED Talks will be presented every other Tuesday at The Boutique Theatre. Each week, an 'interesting person' living in Vallarta will share their expertise and insights on a variety of socially relevant topics.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - "Dementia, You're Not the Boss of Me!" is the topic of the first "TED Talk Tuesdays" presentation for 2018. It will be from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, January 9, at The Boutique Dinner Theatre.

Speaker Michael Lindner is the CEO and founder of Vallarta Hospice, and a longtime health professional as a Palliative Care Nurse. He also just happens to be a classical musician.

Michael hails from Keokuk, Iowa. He holds a bachelor's degree in Organ Performance, and a master's degree in Sacred Music, magna cum laude. He also holds a master's in Harpsichord Performance, magna cum laude; as well as an Associate Degree in Science (Nursing).

From his talk, Michael wants people to gain a greater knowledge of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, and how to care for and interact with patients.

Michael will be donating his honorarium to the SPCA of Puerto Vallarta. He encourages others to learn about and support this non-profit's work with local animals. There will be opportunities to donate to the SPCA at Michael's talk.

About "TED Talk Tuesdays"

Each week, an "interesting person" living in Puerto Vallarta shares his or her expertise and insights, on a variety of socially relevant topics.

Each talk concludes with a half-hour interactive discussion, in which audience members may make comments and ask questions of the speaker. Most presentations will be accompanied by slide illustrations and other media.

TED Talk Tuesdays will be presented from 10 am-12 pm on alternating Tuesdays through the season.

Here is the remaining "TED Talk Tuesdays" schedule:

January 23: Petr Myska - Photographer, Biologist, Author
"Nature: Puerto Vallarta's Greatest Asset"

February 6: Kathleen and Todd - New Owners, XocoDiva Chocolates
"Chocolates: A Valentine's Day Love Story"

February 20: Sol Rose - Restaurateur, Singer, Stage Star
"From Melodies to Meatloaf: How To Succeed in Business WITH Really Trying"

March 6: Dr. Marcia Hootman - Writer, Minister, Musician
"How Much Does a Grudge Weigh?"

Audience-goers are encouraged to remain after the presentations, to cultivate friendships and continue discussions, during a no-host lunch. The Boutique Theater is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, a popular restaurant, bar and music venue, at 287 Basilio Badillo on Vallarta's south side. Its "Mex-Tex" menu includes such favorites as Tortilla Soup, Steak Nachos, and Chicken Fajitas.

Tickets cost $250 pesos each. While tickets may be remaining at the door for presentations, some ticket-seekers had to be turned away last year. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, from, or at the box office.

For updates, go to, or "Like" The Boutique Dinner Theatre on Facebook. You can also message Catherine Caldera on Facebook.

The Boutique Theater is upstairs at Nacho Daddy Mexico, the premier sports bar and restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Open daily from 11 am to 12 am for lunch, dinner, live music (with no cover charge!) and lots of fun, this popular south side hangout is located at Basilio Badillo #287, only two blocks off the beach in the heart of the Romantic Zone. Credit cards accepted. For more information, visit or become a fan on their Facebook Page for promotions, daily specials and more.

Click HERE to learn more about Nacho Daddy Mexico Restaurant & Sports Bar.