RSVL A/D Video

Special editions of the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team’s popular Dementia: Caring & Coping series are available on video. RSVL A/D has partnered with CTV North Suburbs to produce special episodes of the series.

After a Diagnosis: I'm more than a symptom

Thursday, December 12, 2019

RSVL-AD After A Diagnosis
What are the practical things caregivers and care recipients can do after receiving a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment? A variety of individuals who are currently on a journey with some form of dementia speak out in this 2-hour presentation by the Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D). Featured speakers included those with dementia, their care partners and business professionals. Each speaker provided great insights and information about living fully after a diagnosis of dementia. Information about gaining access to resources, while feeling connected and hopeful, was also presented.

Additional Information

After a Diagnosis
Navigating the Caregiver Journey
Use of life Story
JMJ Cares Family and Community Education

Strategies for Living with Ambiguity

Thursday, November 14, 2019

RSVL-AD Strategies for Living with Ambiguity
Grief and family educator Ted Bowman presentation Strategies for Living with Ambiguity helps make sense of evolving circumstances as we age. Aging seems to require living with ambiguities. When it comes to addressing finances, relationships, retirement plans, family roles and even diets, things can move from clarity to ambiguity seemingly overnight. Moreover, many elders live with medical or mental health conditions that are ambiguous. While dementia care is emphasized, the implications for living well with ambiguity can be broadly applicable to individuals in a variety of circumstances.

Additional Information

Strategies for Living with Ambiguity Presentation
STRETCHED – Practical Solutions handout
Ted Bowman bio

Living with Lewy Body Dementia: What makes LBD different from other dementias?

October 10, 2019

The Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) hosted several speakers that took a closer look at Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and how it differs from other forms of dementia. The speakers discussed the challenges faced by care partners and persons living with the disease. The speakers also presented the latest medical research, best practices for care giving, what makes life meaningful when faced with a diagnosis of LBD, and how to be an advocate to get the best treatment possible.

Additional Information

Living with Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia: Research Overview
Lewy Body Dementia: Finding Solutions

Lewy Body Dementia Handouts and Pamphlets

Diagnostic Criteria
Symptom Checklist
Community and Online Resources
Patient Support Group
Support Group Pamphlet
Medication Glossary

New Approaches to Treating and Preventing Alzheimer’s

September 12, 2019

New Approaches
Internationally recognized Alzheimer’s expert: William H. Frey II, PhD., Research Director, HeathPartners Neuroscience Center, will present the latest in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s including intranasal insulin that improves memory, attention and functioning. Reducing your risk of getting Alzheimer’s with exercise and diet including the Mediterranean and MIND diets. Treatments in development for stroke, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD and other brain disorders.

Additional Information

New Approaches: Dr. Frey Presentation

Caring for Caregivers

May 22, 2019

How can caregivers plan for the future while being mindful of their own needs in the present? Elder law attorney Brenna Galvin discussed long-term care choices and costs, building a support team to help keep the caregiver going, and the importance of remembering to take care of yourself as well as your loved one during this presentation hosed by the Roseville Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) at the Roseville Library.

Additional Information

Caring For Caregivers

Advanced Directives: Spotlight on Health Care Agents

April 29, 2019

How can you ensure that your wishes will be followed if you are incapacitated by illness or injury? Roseville’s Community Health Awareness Team (CHAT) hosted Advanced Directives: Spotlight on Health Care Agents on April 29, 2019 to answer that question and more. Attorney Brenna Galvin and Deborah Day Laxson, author of “The Gray Zone: When Life Support No Longer Supports Life,” led the two-hour seminar. The presentation discussed the critical components of an advanced health care directive and what care decisions you loved ones may face. It also provided training for individuals that may be appointed as healthcare agents.

Additional Information

Advanced Directives - presentation by Attorney Brenna Galvin
Advanced Directives - presentation by Author Deborah Day Laxson
Presentation Handouts
Presentation Flyer

Medicare Changes That May Impact You

November 8, 2018

Major changes are coming to Medicare in 2019 that may affect coverage. Roseville’s Community Health Awareness Team (CHAT) held a special presentation on November 8 that discussed these coming changes. Elder law attorney Brenna Galvin and Minnesota Board on Aging Senior LinkAge Line staff discussed the program’s latest updates and their impacts on seniors.

Areas covered during the presentation included:
  • Changes Minnesotans can anticipate in 2019
  • Parts A, B, C, and D of Medicare
  • Medicare supplemental plans
  • Medigap policies
  • Medicare Cost Plans
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Open enrollment
  • The State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Additional Information:
Medicare Changes That May Impact You (PDF)
What's New For Medicare (PDF)

Alzheimer’s Disease - New Approaches to Treatment and Prevention

May 3, 2018

Internationally recognized Alzheimer’s researcher and expert Dr. William Frey discusses the latest research in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Frey’s talk include information on how to reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's with exercise and diet. He also discusses treatments in development for stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and other brain disorders. Dr. Frey is the Senior Research Director in the Center for Memory and Aging at HealthPartners Neuroscience Center.

Additional Information

Alzheimer's Disease - New Approaches to Treatment and Prevention (presentation slides)

Dealing with the Ongoing Losses of Dementia

December 14, 2017

Are there strategies for dealing with the ongoing losses of living with dementia? This presentation by grief and family educator Ted Bowman focuses on providing perspectives and tools for care partners of those living with dementia. Topics covered include daily (and holiday) care stress, complex and ambiguous relationships, and balancing self-care and care for another.

Additional Information

Dementia Losses PowerPoint Presentation
The Ongoing Losses When Living With Dementia
The Ongoing Losses (brief)
Grief-Hope Model
Chronic Sorrow

To Drive or Not Drive

April 13, 2017

Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists Aida Weber from the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Jessica Kiecker from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center discuss the topic driving and older adults. Each year, thousands of Minnesotans stop driving. However, they still need transportation. The panel examines how people can decide if they should stop driving, and strategies for remaining active in the community once the decision has been made to no longer get behind the wheel.

Hospice and Palliative Care for People with Dementia

March 9, 2017

Dr. Julie Benson, Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care, was the featured speaker at RSVL A/D’s Dementia: Caring & Coping event on March 9, 2017. Dr. Benson led a thorough discussion about Hospice and palliative Care for people with dementia, focusing on Identify and understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care, gaining an understanding of the impact that utilizing these services can have on the dementia process, learning more about the resources available to help the process of dying and how to utilize these resources, and focusing on living while dying.


Hospice and Palliative Care Presentation
Hospice and Palliative Care Resources
Ask Your Doctor Brochure