Alzheimer's & Dementia Information

About Us


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.

About the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team
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Traveling with Dementia: Airport Stories Survey


A new online survey of airline travelers with dementia and their travel companions is now available as a first step in making airports dementia-friendly and improving services for this population of travelers. The survey asks questions about their air travel experiences – what worked well and what issues they encountered. This survey has some MSP-specific options, because this is our local airport.
  The Dementia-Friendly Airport Projects Working Group is led by the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (Roseville A/D) and includes researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the Brisbane Australia Airport project’s lead organizer Dr. Maria O’Reilly.
  They are the authors of this survey and will analyze its results. Results of the survey may lead to new training for airport staff, an analysis of services and navigation within airports, and new materials to help travelers.
  This is part of a growing international effort to improve air travel for people with hidden disabilities (e.g. autism, dementia, hearing loss). 
Click here to find out more
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RSVL A/D is on Facebook!


Thank you to Paula Biever and Sheryl Fairbanks for making this happen. Like our account at: https://www.facebook.com/RsvlMNDementiaInfo for the latest from RSVL A/D.

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.

Let us know what you think. You can reach us at RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com.

Monthly Calendars


Activities   |   Support Groups   |   Educational and Community Events   |   Save the Date: September
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Dementia: Caring & Coping


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 to the left for information on dates and times, topics and location. RSVL A/D has planned a full year of monthly educational events for 2019. Other special programming will be available for seniors, individuals with cognitive impairments, and their caregivers. Check the calendars above for more details about activities, support groups, as well as educational and community events.
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Dementia: Caring & Coping Video Series


Past presentations, handouts and videos of RSVL A/D's popular Dementia: Caring & Coping series are now available. RSVL A/D has partnered with CTV North Suburbs to produce video of selected presentations from the series, which are now available for free online. To watch the videos, visit the RSVL A/D Video page. Presentation materials from past RSVL A/D events are available on the Dementia: Caring & Coping Presentations page.
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Legal documents, Healthcare Agents, and Caring for Caregivers:
What you need to know

 
This three-part series being held at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville, 2180 North Hamline Ave., is brought to you in partnership with the City of Roseville Community Health Awareness Team (CHAT).
 
Caring for Caregivers
  • Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Former Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative


Are you a former dementia caregiver? Participate in the monthly Former Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative and find the “new” you after caregiving. Share with others who have had a similar journey. This is an opportunity to move past the grief and loss to reclaim yourself and create a meaningful life beyond your caregiver role. Experienced facilitators will coordinate and offer referrals and resources as needed. Contact Warren at (612) 791-5316 for details.

Memory Minders


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 have been featured on Northeast Journal and KSTP-TV.

Memory Minders Update


Ramsey County Library and Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) are pleased to announce the expansion of the popular Memory Minders Kits for Caregivers.

Memory Minders Kits are designed for caregivers who are caring for people experiencing memory loss.  The materials in the kits are specifically selected to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their care partners. 

The new collection of Memory Minders Kits feature materials specific to Lewy Body Dementia and helping children understand dementia as well as kits with new activities and books. Each Kit is unique and features a variety of materials for care partners.

Kits are available at Ramsey county branch libraries and may also be requested online at www.rclreads.org.  Please contact Carol Jackson at carol.l.jackson@co.ramsey.mn.us for more information about Memory Minders.

Memory Minders: Travel Kit


Memory Minders: Travel Kit is a practical collection of tips for local and extended travel with someone with dementia. It also has planning and “take along” documents to help make your travel with someone with dementia as smooth as possible. Creators share their insights and tips as former caregivers to reduce stress, increase safety and improve engagement. The Travel Kit also includes a handout suggesting ways to hold effective family celebrations, outings and holiday gatherings that include friends and loved ones with dementia.

Find all the elements necessary to build a Memory Minders: Travel Kit Dementia: Caring & Coping Presentations page.
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Giving Voice Chorus®-St. Paul - A Chorus for People Living with Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers comes to Lyngblomsten.

Lyngblomsten now offers Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH).
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Social Work Assistance Available


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.

Congratulations!

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Carol Jackson, Manager, Ramsey County Library – Shoreview, and participant in Rsvl A/D, has been awarded a 2019  Advocate award from the Movers & Shakers: The People Shaping the Future of Libraries by the Library Journal. This is a competitive, national award. A total of 54 awards are made nationally, in six categories. Carol received the award for her work in developing the Memory Minders Kits and collaboration with the Rsvl A/D Dementia: Caring & Coping series. Carol is also cited for her work with Do Good Roseville to sponsor the “Ask” series and the “Confronting Racism” series. 
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RSVL A/D founding member Lori La Bey has been named one of AARP Minnesota’s “50 over 50” for her work in dementia. The 50 award winners are inspiring leaders who are disrupting the world to make it a better place. Read more…

Paula Rice Biever was named the 2017 Dorothy Mangurian Volunteer of the Year by the Lewy Body Dementia Association. This award recognizes one outstanding volunteer for their valuable and selfless commitment to innovation, dedication, contribution to the building of LBD awareness, and making a difference in the lives of LBD families. The award was presented in May of 2018 and Paula was recently honored at the LBD Association's 15th anniversary gala in Atlanta. Paula is an active member of Rsvl A/D, sharing her expertise on LBD and Facebook.

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.

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.

Advance Care Planning
Caregiver Coaching
Support Groups
Activities for People with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Respite & Adult Day Services
Research Opportunities
Grief Support
Safety Tips
Shared Resource Tools
Caregiving
More About Dementia
Helpful links to find additional information about Alzheimers and Dementia.

More About Dementia

Community Resources


Additional information about what resources are available in the community for both information and assistance services, and volunteer opportunities to assist caregivers.

Community Resources

Contact Us


Email: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com 

Reasons to send us an email
  • Please share your comments, suggestions, corrections, etc.
  • Interest in volunteering in Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s project.
  • Interest in learning about and/or participation in other RSVL A/D projects.