Offering Public Education and Support for Families and Direct Care Workers

Woman caring for mother

Since Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia are especially challenging when caring for older adults, the Minnesota Northstar GWEP has several programs targeting these complex conditions. Through education “roadshows,” conferences, community speaking engagements, and radio spots, we are reaching out to people in all corners of our state with dementia information and support. Programs include:

·       Caring For a Person With Memory Loss (CPWML), an annual conference supporting those caring for loved ones, community members, and patients with dementia.

·       Dementia Educational Experience Roadshow (DEER), offering skills training and education in-person and via telehealth for patients, families, communities, and health professionals. As a “roadshow,” this program does outreach across the state.

·       Public community education through Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) spots and Hippocrates Café performing arts events.