Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

Past Free Webcast – Speaking of Dementia: How to Refer to Dementia in Racial-Ethnic Minority Community-Facing Communications- December 14th, 2021

Earn 1.25 hrs CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)


Zachary Baker, PhD., University of Minnesota, MN  Going into a Community, We Need to Start from Where They’re At–Caregiver and Advocate Perspectives

Manka Nkimbeng, PhD., MPH, RN, University of Minnesota, MN  I Didn’t Really Fully Understand Until I Came into the States: African Immigrants’ ADRD (Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia) Introduction/Awareness

Luis D. Medina, PhD., University of Houston, AZ  Communication of ADRD in Hispanic/Latin American Communities

Robbin Frazier, BSBA, University of Minnesota, MN  Lessons Learned from Focus Groups and Community Outreach in the African American Community.

Handout Speaking of Dementia 12.14.21

Special Note: This presentation Speaking of Dementia: How to Refer to Dementia in Racial-Ethnic Minority Community-Facing Communications was part of the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific meeting – Disruption to Transformation: Aging in the “New Normal” on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

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Free Webcast – COVID-19 and Living with Dementia: Maintaining Well-Being and Purpose – April 17, 2020

Facilitator: Joe Gaugler, PhD, University of Minnesota
Teresa McCarthy, MD, University of Minnesota; Kenneth Hepburn, PhD, Emory University
Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins; Edward Ratner, MD, University of Minnesota

The 2 hr. CEU for this webcast will be free for all who participate. It is pre-approved by the MN Board of Social Work and self-submit for other disciplines and for those who work in other states. MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing. For those who register but are unable to watch the live event, accessing the recording and CEU will also be free. Information on accessing the CEU and recording will be sent immediately after the webinar.

Handout-COVID 19 Living with Dementia Webcast 4.17.20

Send your question for a presenter prior to the webinar to Ann Emery ( Questions for panelists can also be posted during the session.

Living with or caring for someone with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges. This virtual panel of national and local experts will discuss these challenges and also review important strategies, tips, and resources so that the well-being and purpose of people living with dementia and those who care for them is maintained during this unprecedented pandemic. The brief presentations will focus on clinical issues for people living with dementia; family caregiver and care partner strategies; and cultural resources important to consider. The panel will also answer questions from those living with dementia or memory concerns, care partners, health professionals, or any other attendees.

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