Outreach

The Families and LTC Project Team are available to speak to your local group about a range of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Please see below for some of our upcoming community outreach events!

Materials from Past Presentations

How Dementia Affects the Brain, Behavior, Cognition, and Personality

February 19th, 2021 | 1:00 PM CST | Virtual Via Zoom
Presented by Robyn Birkeland, Ph.D., Study Interventionist and Coach, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

View Recording and Slides – February 19th, 2021

Materials from this past presentation are available through our sponsor, the Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Families, professionals, and community members are invited to join Dr. Birkeland at this upcoming event to gain a deeper understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and how the disease process affects the brain. Learn what changes in behavior, cognition, and personality are common at each stage of the disease and what can be done to better manage these common behaviors.

Robyn earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida. She has over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adults and families. Currently, Robyn is an interventionist for research studies with Dr. Joe Gaugler at the University of Minnesota. As a Study Interventionist, she provides a 6-session counseling and support protocol to families whose loved one has recently moved into long-term care. This intervention is specifically designed to support this caregiving experience. Robyn collaborates with family members, typically adult children or spouses, guiding them through the transition process of moving a family member into long term care. She also works on another study helping retiring drivers and/or a family member for up to 8 sessions plan for and adjust to driving retirement.

Alzheimer’s Disease: What It Is and What Can Be Done

November 11th, 2020 | 1:00 PM CST | Virtual Via Zoom
April 27th, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST | Virtual Via Zoom
November 29th, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST | Virtual Via Zoom

Presented by Joseph Gaugler, Ph.D., Professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, Director, Center for Healthy Aging & Innovation, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

View Recording and Slides – November 11, 2020 Presentation

View Recording and Slides – November 29th, 2021 Presentation

Materials from this past presentation are available through our sponsor, the Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

In a virtual continuation of a tour across the state of Minnesota, Professor Gaugler will be presenting to families, professionals, and community members on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease. Join Dr. Gaugler at this upcoming event and learn how we can recognize, prepare, and manage Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Gaugler’s research examines the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. An applied gerontologist, Dr. Gaugler’s interests include Alzheimer’s disease and long-term care, the longitudinal ramifications of family care for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions, and the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for older adults with dementia and their caregiving families. Underpinning these substantive areas, Dr. Gaugler also has interests in mixed methods and implementation science.

Dementia Q&A Panel Webinar

June 29th, 2021 | 1:00 PM CST | Virtual Via Zoom
October 6th, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CST | Virtual Via Zoom
Moderated by Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D., Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging; Director, Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation; Director BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving

View Recording and Slides – June 29th, 2021
View Recording and Slides – October 6th, 2021

View Recording and Slides – March 17th, 2022

Materials from this past presentation are available through our sponsor, the Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Watch this webinar with an inter-professional panel of experts to answer questions you have about dementia and dementia care. We convened a geriatrician, a psychologist, a cultural expert, a physical therapist, a geriatric pharmacist, and a lawyer to address your questions and concerns related to living with dementia, dementia c are, and the key issues that often come up. If you are someone living with dementia, a family member, friend, or professional with questions about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, this is the webinar for you!

minnesota northstar geriatrics workforce enhancement program

Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, sponsors Families and Long-Term Care outreach with funding through the Health Resources Services Administration. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports the Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and this presentation. 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.

2022 Caring for People with Memory Loss Conference

June 4th, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST | Hybrid format, attend in-person or virtually via Zoom

Join experts in a lively, informative discussion related to memory loss, caregiving 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.

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The 411 on Dementia in Black Communities

April 18, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST | Zoom

View Recording and Slides

Materials from this past presentation are available through our sponsor, the Minnesota NorthStar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

We convened a geriatric nurse (Dr. Fayron Epps), a cultural expert (Robbin Frazier), a creative arts therapist (Dr. Kendra Ray), a geriatric pharmacist (Dr. DeLon Canterbury), a social worker (Dorothea Harris), a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (Dr. Kalisha Bonds Johnson), and a gerontological scientist (Dr. Lauren Parker) to address your questions and concerns related to living with dementia, dementia care, and the key issues that often come up.

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