Historical and Contemporary Trauma in African American Communities

Understanding Historical and Contemporary Trauma in African American Communities: Navigating Supports so Elders Thrive

During the pandemic and civil unrest, older adults may be particularly vulnerable to re-traumatization as they re-experience a previous traumatic event, either consciously or unconsciously, as the result of a current racially bias event. This trauma may be the result of triggering historical knowledge of systemic racism and/or the cumulative toll of daily microaggressions and lived experiences of discrimination in one’s community.

Alzheimer's Disease: What It Is and What Can Be Done

In a virtual continuation of a tour across the state of Minnesota, Professor Gaugler will be presenting to families, professionals, and community members on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease. During this webinar, UMN School of Public Health professor Dr. Gaugler guides us through learning how to recognize, prepare, and manage Alzheimer’s.

When Dr. Gaugler presents, he focuses on the live questions from the audience. Therefore, the recordings from 2020 and 2021 answer different questions.

Webcast - COVID-19 and Living with Dementia

Webcast - COVID-19 and Living with Dementia
COVID-19 and Living with Dementia: Maintaining Well-Being and Purpose

Free Webcast - April 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

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Focusing on Dementia Care, Support, and Safety

The Minnesota Northstar GWEP provides education to support older adults. Through a partnership with Dementia Friends, we will train health professionals, students, and community members. Additional specific training programs for professionals focus on dentistry, exercise, and safety for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Projects include: