Caring for People with Memory Loss

A lively, informative discussion related to memory loss and care giving tips

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Join experts in a lively, informative discussion related to memory loss, care giving tips, and what you can do to help. The goal of this conference is to provide information, support, and education for adult children, spouses, parents, health and community care providers, and others concerned with caring for people with memory loss.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Taming the Wild West? Minnesota’s New Assisted Living Law and What it Means for You

Rajean P. Moone, PhD, LNHA, FGSA | Faculty Director Long Term Care Administration
University of Minnesota

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Memory Loss: The African Immigrant Perspective

Manka Nkimbeng, PhD, MPH, RN | Robert L. Kane Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.
Driving the Science Forward: Finding the Voices of People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers in Research

Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD | Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care (LTC) and Aging, Professor, Director, SPH Center on Aging
Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

2:30 pm – 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 pm – 4:15 p.m.
The Importance of Art and Reminisce

Robyn Birkeland, PhD | Study Counselor, Families and Long-Term Care Projects
Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

Panelists:

  • Maren Levad, Museum Access Specialist, House of Memories, MN Historical Society
  • Jessica Sutherland, Program Supervisor, James J. Hill House, Spark Tours, MN Historical Society
  • Michèle Coppin, Teaching Artist, Arts and Dementia/Seniors Program, Minnetonka Center for the Arts
  • Steve Pieh, Senior Services and Activities, Manager, City of Minnetonka
  • Debra Hegstrom, PhD, Senior Educator, Discover Your Story, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Sarah Abare, Education Programs Manager, Contemporary Journeys, Walker Art Center

4:15 pm – 4:30 p.m.
Thanks and Closing Remarks

The Caring for People with Memory Loss conference is now accepting donations! Donations can be made online. Complete your gift to the Dementia Caregiver Education Fund here.

Donations can also be made via check; to make a donation (any amount is appreciated) please make the check out to ​​The University of Minnesota Foundation, and in the “For” line enter “CPWML conference.”  Please feel free to mail your donation checks any time to Dr. Gaugler at: Joe Gaugler, PhD, D351 Mayo (MMC729), 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Otherwise, we would be happy to accept donation checks the day of the conference. All donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds will be used for the support of conference activities.

Thanks so much for considering!

Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging & Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Gaugler’s research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, family caregiving, and long-term care. The following members of the Families and LTC Projects team also helped to organize the 2020 Caring for People with Memory Loss Conference, including: Elle Albers, BS; Zachary Baker, PhD; Robyn Birkland, PhD; Ann Emery, MS; Zoe Gabrielson; Kate Heckathorn; Elma Johnson, MPH; Katie Louwagie, DNP; Hayley McCarron, MPH; Ashley Millenbach, BS; Manka Nkimbeng, PhD; Kobe Perez; Colleen Peterson, MS; Christy Rosebush, MPH; Aneri Shah; Ayush Shah; Hank Stabler, MPH; Tamara Statz, MA, LMFT; and Rachel Zmora, MPH.

As Dr. Gaugler’s research program continues to grow, he would like to ask you to take a few minutes and consider being a part of the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry. Becoming part of the registry does not enroll you in any study, but it provides Dr. Gaugler with permission to contact you in the future about any upcoming opportunities to participate in his research as well other basic information. Filling out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry form should not take more than 5 minutes. If you have already done this for us and nothing has changed since you filled it out, there is no need to fill out another form. However, if something has changed since you last filled out a Registry form, please feel free to fill out a new form:

  1. If you are a family member or friend who knows someone with memory loss or is helping them, please fill out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry-Family form.
  2. If you are a professional who cares for persons with memory loss or their families, please fill out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry-Professional form.

Past Conference Presentations

The Caring for People with Memory Loss (CPWML) will be Recorded

Due to costs and logistical issues, the CPWML conference will no longer be live streamed.  However, we are planning to provide a superior recording experience in the McNamara Alumni center: The conference will be recorded, and available for later viewings and CEU credits!  The conference recording will be made available online or via DVD upon request. For questions or more details, please contact Dr. Gaugler at Email: gaug0015@umn.edu, Phone: 612-626-2485.

Caring for People with Memory Loss Conference Virtual Library

If you would like to revisit the information presented in this or past Caring for People with Memory Loss conferences, please visit our virtual conference library. There you will find Power Point slides and handouts of each presentation, information on how to access recorded presentations, speaker contact information and other resources from past conferences. We have held Caring for People with Memory Loss conferences since Spring 2008, and there is a lot of great, free information in the virtual library for you, your family members, or clients!

If you need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued for CEUs (2 weeks prior). If you cancel after June 12th, 2020 you will not be eligible for a refund. Please login to the registration portal to complete this process.

There are three options for parking near McNamara Alumni Center. The University Avenue Ramp is the closest ramp.

University Avenue Ramp
1926 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Oak Street Ramp
401 Oak St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Washington Ave Ramp
501 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Directions to University Avenue Ramp, adjacent to Alumni Center

Ramp address: 1926 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

From the north, heading south on 35W

  1. Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  2. Cross 4th Street SE; turn left on University Ave
  3. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street

From the south, heading north on 35W

  1. Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  2. Turn right on University Ave
  3. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street

From the east or west on I-94

  1. Take Exit #235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard
  2. Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light)
  3. Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St
  4. Follow Oak St past the Alumni Center (on the left) and cross over University Ave.
  5. Oak St will curve to the left and turn into 4th Street
  6. Turn left at the first available street (18th Ave, 17th Ave or 16th Ave)
  7. Drive 1 block and turn left onto University Ave
  8. Immediately get into the right lane and turn right into the University Ave Parking Ramp

minnesota northstar geriatrics workforce enhancement programThis conference is part of the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), which is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $747,581. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Additional funding for the Minnesota Northstar GWEP is provided by a gracious gift from the Otto Bremer Trust. The Minnesota Northstar GWEP is also supported by the University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs.

Ebenezer Senior Living: Ebenezer Cares
The Goodman Group | Senior Living & Health Care

Board-Approved Contact Hours*:
• Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy- 6.5 hrs
• Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy- 6.5 hrs
• Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators- 6 hrs
• Minnesota Board of Nursing- 7 hrs
• Minnesota Board of Psychology- 7 hrs

Pending Approval:
• Minnesota Board of Social Work- 7 hrs

*for all other disciplines, a Certificate of Attendance may be purchased and self-submitted for Continuing Education credit per your Board requirements.

Participants who register and pay for CEU credits will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the conference. Attendees must stay for the entire day to receive the certificate.

For any regulating body not listed above, participants may self-submit their certificate for individual approval. The cost is $50 to receive CEUs per discipline. If you have questions regarding CEUs please email Kate Heckathorn, hecka008@umn.edu.

Location

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Driving and Parking Directions

If you have questions about registering, contact Kate Heckathorn, hecka008@umn.edu.

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