In September 2013, members of the Roseville community formed an alliance to work to improve conditions for Roseville individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia (A/D) and their unpaid caregivers. The alliance is named the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team. Participants in the alliance include community members, municipal staff, aging services professionals, and ISD 623 school district personnel.
Activities, Support Groups, Educational and Community Events
There are many dementia-related events each month. These items are arranged into three groups: Activities; Support Groups; Educational and Community Events. These sections were formerly grouped as Ongoing Events and Special Events.
Click on the links below for a monthly listing of events that are primarily in the Roseville area. Remember to always check the details on any event, as the time and location can change.
Dementia: Caring & Coping is a speaker series presented by Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) and the Ramsey County Library. Click the flyer for information on dates and times, topics and location.
Lyngblomsten is a founding and stalwart member of Rsvl A/D. Rsvl A/D offers our heartfelt congratulations to Lyngblomsten staff for their wonderful work.
The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team and the Ramsey County Library branches in Roseville and Shoreview have combined forces to make new dementia-related materials available for caregivers. Both library branches have a caregiver reading collection for care partners of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss. The libraries have also added Memory Minders. Memory Minders are kits that contain activities specifically designed for use with patrons with memory loss, and were recently featured on Northeast Journal and KSTP-TV.
Walk-in, free social work assistance is now available at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. Community Resource Advocates, trained social workers, provide guidance for accessing resources for housing/shelter, mental health care, food shelves, transportation, domestic violence issues, youth resources, scholarships for daycare/preschool on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in conference room B. For more information call 651-724-6062.
Looking for help with questions about health coverage or MNSURE? The Ramsey County Library in Roseville has a certified Navigator available to provide free one-on-one assistance on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Health Access MN at (651) 645-0215 to ask a question or for more information.
Do you need to make a clinic appointment?
On Tuesdays HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging offers a Diagnostic Clinic Day where patients can see a neurologist, neuropsychologist, geriatric psychiatrist, physician assistant and nurse all at one visit. To make an appointment call 651-254-7000 and press option 1.
Advance Care Planning
Check out information on Advance Care Planning. You'll find resources for free, local, year-round assistance; dementia-specific tools; and documents to help you start the conversation with your physician.
Previous Hot Topics can also be found on the new Shared Resource Tools page.
For details and/or to apply, please contact Carolyn Klaver RN, Community Dementia Care Specialist - Lyngblomsten Community Services, at 952-261-5235 or visit www.lyngblomsten.org/thegathering.
Resources for Caregivers/People with Memory Loss
The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team has developed a guide for caregivers, care recipients, and people with early memory loss in the Roseville area. Included in this guide is information on caregiver coaching, caregiver support groups, activities for caregivers and people with early memory loss, respite, adult day services, research opportunities, and grief support.