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In an effort to ensure the health and safety of those we serve, our programs are being offered online and by phone – including support groups, community education programs and family care consultations.
 

Education
 

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of those we serve, our programs are being offered online and by phone – including support groups, community education programs and family care consultations.

When you register for your education program you will receive a link to attend.

 

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Thursday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Tuesday, May 4, 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Best Practices in Dementia Care
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Tuesday, May 11, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dementia Conversations
Thursday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 10, 2:00 ap.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
Thursday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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Support Groups

 

We offer general dementia caregiver support groups and specialty caregiver support groups. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment and offer a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop coping methods and skills to solve problems. 

General dementia caregiver support groups are designed for individuals who have cared for or are caring for a person with any type of dementia. 

Specialty caregiver support groups may be for Young Adults, Adult Children, caregivers impacted by Younger-Onset Dementia, and COVID-19 groups. See below to find a group that best meets your needs. 

To join the group call the support group facilitator or email and learn more.

*Due to COVID-19 all of the support groups are offered virtually via video conferencing or telephone at this time.  

Find a General Dementia Caregiver Support Groups
Find a Person with Dementia Support Groups
Find a Specialty Caregiver Support Groups

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General Dementia Caregiver Support Groups

General dementia caregiver support groups are designed for individuals who have cared for or are caring for a person with any type of dementia.

Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

1ST TUESDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Carol Ashwood | 952.935.8143 | Hopkins, MN

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Karen Gallagher | 952.993.6506 | St. Louis Park, MN


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jonathan Howard | 218.825.2518 | Brainerd, MN

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MaryAnne Higgins | 507.363.6912 | Owatonna, MN

1st WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sarah Fox | 651.385.5422 | Red Wing, MN

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mike Eisenbraun | 218.927.1383 | Aitkin, MN

1st THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Connie Marsolek | 952.993.8739 | Burnsville, MN

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lynne Hemann | 507.254.2979 | Rochester, MN

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lee Ann Eiden | 952.934.3370 | Chanhassen, MN

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Joy Oleson | 612.242.3268 | East Bethel, MN

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Janet Goff | 507.345.7166 | Mankato, MN

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Amanda Mithun | 218.894.8195 | Staples, MN

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Amy House | 651.746.5611 | New Brighton, MN

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Deb Stock | 612.940.4468 | Maple Grove, MN

1st SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Robin Birkemose | 952.484.6469 | Lakeville, MN
 

2nd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Deb Stock | 612.940.4468 | Maple Grove, MN
 

2nd THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Cindy Engelkes | cengelkes@calvary.org | Golden Valley, MN
 

2nd SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mary Cordell | 952.929.1698 | Edina, MN
 

3rd MONDAY (Recurring each month)

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Amy House | 651.746.5611 | New Brighton, MN

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kari Jesme | 218.686.4487 | Thief River Falls, MN

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kim Chatelle | 612.735.5007 | Coon Rapids, MN


3rd TUESDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Carol Ashwood | 952.935.8143 | Hopkins, MN

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alzheimer's Association Helpline | 1.800.272.3900

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Deb Snouffer | 612.396.2294 | Minneapolis, MN

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mimi Stender | mstender@duluthagingsupport.org | Duluth, MN

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Anna DeCorsey | 651.216.7555 | Woodbury, MN


3rd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meagan Vander Kolk | 563.794.1015 | Virtual

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Annette Peterson | 651.699.7514 | Woodbury, MN
 

3rd THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ruth Reimer | 612.548.5841 | Minneapolis, MN

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Amanda Mithun | 218.894.8195 | Staples, MN

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Barbara Alsleben | 320.221.3747 | Litchfield, MN

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lynne Hemann | 507.254.2979 | Rochester, MN
 

3rd SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Robin Birkemose | 952.484.6469 | Lakeville, MN
 

4th WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Luke Gietzen | 701.200.1805 | Virtual
 

LAST WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tara Geigle | 615.294.3320 | Bismarck, ND

 

Person with Dementia Support Groups

These groups are specifically designed for individuals that have recently been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, or any type of dementia, and are in the early stage of the disease. 

​​Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

2nd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Burnsville, MN
 

2nd THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Virtual
 

2nd FRIDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Wayzata, MN

 

Specialty Caregiver Support Groups

Specialty caregiver support groups may be for Young Adults, Adult Children, caregivers impacted by Younger-Onset Dementia, and COVID-19 groups. See below to find a group that best meets your needs. 

​​Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

2nd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Virtual
COVID-19 Dementia Caregivers
 

2nd SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jane Grudt | 952.544.4324 | Lakeville, MN
Younger-Onset Caregivers


3rd TUESDAY (Recurring each month)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Kim Jannson | 218.333.8265 or 218.760.6718 | Virtual
Native American Dementia Caregiver


3rd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mary Cordell | 952.929.1698 | Edina, MN
Adult Children Caregivers

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