Caring for a Person with Memory Loss

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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 persons with memory loss.

Schedule Overview

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Welcome

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Managing Difficult Situations in Dementia Care: Expectations, Communication, Life Story

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Financial and Legal Concerns

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Let’s Talk About Sex: A Facilitated Panel Discussion on Sexuality and Memory Loss

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
The Surprise of Self: Dementia and Creativity

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Thanks and Closing Remarks

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Location

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

Directions

Please Note: We are using a new online registration system that accepts online payments for continuing education credits.

If you have questions about registering, contact Ann Emery carl0219@umn.edu

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Managing Difficult Situations in Dementia Care: Expectations, Communication, Life Story

Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of right expectations in dementia care
  2. Identify techniques to use in communication
  3. Understand context and present reality
  4. Incorporate elements of  T. R. U. S. T. into daily routine
  5. Understand the use of life story and relationship in providing care

Professional Title and Credentials
Janelle Johnson, LSW, JD
JMJ Consulting and Advocacy

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Legally Covered: Tools to Help You and Your Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Objectives:

  1. Review the essential legal documents for incapacity and estate planning
  2. Identify payor sources to assist with funding long-term care, such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, and Veterans benefits
  3. Obtain strategies to build a life care planning team.

Professional Title and Credentials
Brenna Galvin, J.D.
Shareholder and Elder Law Attorney
Maser, Amundson & Boggio, P.A.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Let’s Talk About Sex: A Facilitated Panel Discussion on Sexuality and Memory Loss

Objectives:

  1. Outline the various ways memory loss may impact the sexual lives of older adults
  2. Identify the roles family members and staff can play in supporting autonomy for older adults living in long-term care settings
  3. Discuss the perspective of 4 stakeholder roles in the experience of sexuality and memory loss

Professional Title and Credentials
Tamara L. Statz, MA, LMFT
Study Counselor
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Panelists: June La Valleur, Virginia Laken, Terry Klosterman, Catherine Johnson

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

The Surprise of Self: Dementia and Creativity

Objectives:

  1. Discover how a multi-disciplinary arts project stimulated creativity and sparked memories for persons with dementia
  2. Gain simple, easy to implement ideas for engaging persons with dementia (and going with their flow)
  3. Explore the role of the caregiver in the balancing act of supporting a loved one’s creativity and independence versus  providing a safety net

Professional Title and Credentials
Marysue Moses, MA
Dimensions Program Coordinator
Ebenezer Management Services

Zoë Bird
Director
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Minnesota

Rich Reeder, MA
Documentary Filmmaker

Vicki Hooper, MA
Caregiver

The Caring for a Person 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 (MMC 720), 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 also helped to organize the 2019 Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference, including: Robyn Birkeland, PhD, Ann Emery, MS, Hayley McCarron, BA, Colleen Peterson, MS, Tamara Statz, MA, LMFT, Amanda Weinstein, MS, and Rachel Zmora, MPH, Moses Waiswa MDP, Aneri Shah, and Kobe Perez.

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 a Person 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 a Person with Memory Loss Conference Virtual Library

If you would like to revisit the information presented in this or past Caring for a Person 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 a Person 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 May 18, 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

Ebenezer
2722 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Lutheran Home Association National Ministry Offices
337 South Meridian Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011​
Email: info@tlha.org

Ecumen
3530 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Phone: (800) 221-1507

UCare
500 NE Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 676-6500

Senior Linkage Line
1-800-333-2433

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) Offered:

  • Minnesota Board of Psychology- 7 hrs
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing- 7.2 hrs
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy- 6.75 hrs
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy- 6.75 hrs
  • Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators-  6.75 hrs
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work- 7 hrs

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 for each organization. If you have questions regarding CEUs please email Ann Emery carl0219@umn.edu.

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