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Twin Ports Dementia Conference
Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

The Alzheimer's Association
July 31, 2018
7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kirby Student Center, University of Minnesota-Duluth

The Twin Ports Dementia Conference brings together individuals with dementia, families, friends, caregivers and professionals for a day of education, information, local resources and networking.


TPDC Program Brochure (PDF)
TPDC Session Description (PDF)

General - $35
Professionals - $75*

Breakfast and lunch provided with registration fee.

Family scholarships for general admission are available through the Ashley Brooks-Danso Family Education Fund. For more information, call 218.722.1713.

*A certificate of attendance is available.

7:15-8:00 a.m.      Check-in / Exhibitors / Breakfast
8:00-8:15 a.m.      Opening Remarks
8:15-9:15 a.m.      Morning Keynote
9:15-9:30 a.m.      Break / Exhibitors
9:30-10:30 a.m.    Breakout Session One
10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break / Exhibitors
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Breakout Session Two
11:45-1:00 p.m.    Lunch / Exhibitors
                              (Lunch provided with registration)
1:00-2:00 p.m.     Breakout Session Three
2:00-2:15 p.m.     Break / Exhibitors
2:15-3:15 p.m.     Afternoon Panel Discussion
3:15-3:30 p.m.     Closing Remarks / Call to Action

"Dementia in Indigenous Populations: Cultural Safety and a Path for Health Equity"
Kristen Jacklin, Ph.D.

"Dementia in the Northland: What is being done to address care and support?"
Facilitated by Baihly Warfield - WDIO/WIRT reporter

Breakout Session One
101 - "Diabetes and Dementia as a Cluster Condition Among American Indian People"
J. Neil Henderson, Ph.D.
Kristen Jacklin, Ph.D.

102 - "Innovations in Safety and Technology for Living with Dementia"
Ann Forrest Clark, OTR/L, CDRS, LDI
Arshia Khan, Ph.D.
Danish Imtiaz, medical student, George Washington University

103 - "Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors"
Kendra Lund, LSW

201 - "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research"
Kendra Lund, LSW

202 - "Memory Loss and Dementia: An African American and Health Equity Lens"
Robbin Frazier

203 - "Update on Medications to Treat Dementia Disorders"
Karen MS Bastainelli, PharmD, BCACP

301 - "The Arts and Dementia Care"
Natalie Hest, MT-BC
Karen Turner, ATR-BC, LPC

302 - "Legal and Financial Basics After a Diagnosis"
Suzanne M. Blank
Kristin Parendo

303 - "The Caregiver's Journey to Emotional Wellness"
Karina Krosbakken, MSW, LGSW
Jenna Pogorels, MSW, LICSW

The Twin Ports Dementia Conference will take place in the Kirby Student Center on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus. Use the Kirby Student Center map for help with directions to the event.

Free parking for conference attendees is available in Maroon Lot E (accessible by Library Drive) and handicapped and metered parking is available along Kirby Drive and in Lot K. To locate available parking, use the campus map.

Please consider joining us as an exhibitor for the Alzheimer's Association Twin Ports Dementia Conference!

We have a limited number of exhibitor tables available for this one-day event. The exhibitor registration fee is $200 for businesses and $100 for nonprofit organizations. The fee covers conference registration, breakfast, and lunch for one person. Additionally, exhibitors will be included in a passport promotion drawing to encourage attendees to stop by the tables.

To reserve your space, fill out the exhibitor registration form and return with payment by Tuesday, May 15. Exhibitor tables are assigned based upon registration/payment date.

If you have questions about exhibiting at this event, please contact Maggie Wiederin at 218.722.1713 or Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you in July.

Exhibitor Registration Form (PDF)

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Map and directions

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic’s Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference unites people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early dementia, friends and professionals for a day of education, information and support. Each year 1,300 attendees participate in this innovative and insightful conference.




Sponsor Information and Registration

Learn more about partnering with the Alzheimer's Association by contacting Rebecca Justin, Director of Corporate Partnership at or 952.857.0536.


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