Dementia Resources

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One of the Minnesota Northstar GWEP's missions is to provide tools and resources to help support older adults who may be experiencing dementia—while offering support to their caregivers as well. From conferences to webinars to in-person seminars, MN GWEP offers many ways for you to find assistance. Read on to discover the latest offerings in dementia care. 

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DEER Roadshow

A Minnesota county tour on dementia and dementia care, Dementia Educational Experience Roadshow (DEER) is an educational program that offers critical skills training and education for caregivers, families, communities and health professionals. The program leader is Joe Gaugler, PhD, who serves as professor and the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Dementia Friends

Through the Minnesota Northstar GWEP's partnership with Dementia Friends, we offer a training program for students, direct care providers, and a variety of healthcare professionals. You will find training specifically catered to healthcare clinicians as well as dental team members.

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View dementia resources in the Age-Friendly Care and Education Collection, a curated collection that highlights educational and clinical resources for educators, health professionals, learners, patients, caregivers, and others interested in improving care for older adults.

Upcoming Events

DEER Roadshow

If you are interested in having Dr. Gaugler visit your county, please contact Ann Emery, MS, CRC, at 612-626-9515 or [email protected] for more information.

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Dementia Q&A Panel

Tuesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. CST

Have questions about dementia? Our panelists will answer them.