Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (Rsvl A/D) was established in September 2013 as a volunteer alliance of community members, municipal, fire, and police staff, aging services professionals, school district senior program staff, and county library staff. Co-sponsorships fund programming and resource development.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their care partners by providing access to meaningful programs, services, and education.
equitable access to resources
cooperation and collaboration among providers
reducing stigma and isolation
Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) programming continues to adapt to changing needs in the population, changes in available services, and to restrictions caused by the pandemic. Examples of adaptations in response to the pandemic:
In-person educational programming was replaced by virtual programming, which is available on demand 24/7.
Resource listings on the Rsvl A/D webpage were expanded to include services such as food, housing, crisis hotlines & counselling and virtual and at-home activities needed during the pandemic.
Current Rsvl A/D programs and resources include:
Rsvl A/D webpage updated monthly; Facebook page updated as needed.
Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic: Series I and II: interviews and presentations about dementia caregiving (Partnership: Rsvl A/D, Alzheimer’s Speaks with Lori La Bey, Ramsey County Library)
Staycations: curated details about daytrips around the Twin Cities for people living with dementia and their care partners. (Partnership: Rsvl A/D, Reflections of SilverCrest, Ramsey County Library)
Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers (Partnership: Ramsey County Library, Rsvl A/D). Kits contain resources and activities and can be checked out by patrons from various Ramsey County libraries. Individual kits for various stages of dementia including Lewy Body Dementia, plus a kit for helping children understand dementia.
Memory Minders: Travel Kit (Partnership: Ramsey County Library, Rsvl A/D). Kits contain detailed checklists and guides for short and long-distance travel with a person living with dementia. Kits are available for checkout from Roseville and Shoreview branch libraries, and can also be downloaded from the Rsvl A/D webpage.
Former Dementia Caregivers Re-Entry Initiative: former caregivers explore and address their needs after their care partner dies
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program: working for expansion in US
Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group
Rsvl A/D members meet monthly to plan and implement programs and events. Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month 9:00 to 11:00/11:30 A.M. If there is a holiday conflict, e.g., New Year’s Day, meetings are on the second Friday of that month.
During the pandemic, meetings are held on Zoom. To attend a virtual meeting, email your request to: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com
Please allow two weeks for an invitation to reach you.
We welcome new Rsvl A/D participants to help us work on these projects and suggest additional actions.