Caregiver Conference at Diamondcrest at the Wellstead of Rogers Huge Hit!

Diamondcrest Assisted Living at the Wellstead of Rogers held its annual Caregiver Conference.  The place was packed and staff had to turn people away.   Caregivers are learning it is ok to reach out for help and resources! 

So what was the attraction?  A great line up of speakers, all bringing wonderful information and tools to the public. 

Dr Joe Gaugler Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota kicked off the day talking about what is Alzheimer’s disease and what can be done about it.  Dr. Gaugler did a wonderful job translating medical lingo into everyday language.  He also was very comfortable answering many questions from the audience. Here is information on the Caregiver Conference Dr Gaugler referred to.

Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference

Dec 4th, 2010  at University of  Minnesota

Once again Dr Joseph E.Gaugler of the University of Minnesota is providing a free educational Conference for Caregivers.  Kudos to Dr Gaugler and his team for providing such a great conference and service! 

8:00-9:30 a.m. End of Life Care in Memory Loss
James Pacala, MD
9:45-11:15 a.m. Medical and Medication Management in Memory Loss
Teresa McCarthy, MD
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Essential Documents in Long-Term Care
Kris Maser, JD and Mary Frances Price, JD
1:15-2:45 p.m. How to Pay for Long-Term Care
Kris Maser, JD and Mary Frances Price, JD
3:00-4:00 p.m.  Finding the Positive in Memory Loss
Lori La Bey, CSA, Speaker, Trainer, Author

Here are the details and registration information – Click on the brochure to enlarge

Caregiver Conference at the University of Minneosta


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Next, Lori La Bey owner of Alzheimer’s Speaks of Senior Lifestyle Trends spoke from the heart sharing stories, tips, and techniques on how to interact with a person with Alzheimer’s disease.   As a daughter dealing with her Mother’s memory issues for the past 30 years and is currently dealing with her Mother in end stage Alzheimer’s; Lori views the disease as a gift to her.  Alzheimer’s has taught her to communicate in new ways and allowing her to let go of control and enjoy the small moments. 

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After Lori La Bey, Allison Bakke, Occupational Therapist and President and Founder of Above & Beyond Senior Services, LLC spoke.  Allison gave practical tips and techniques to help with the everyday struggles which pop up when dealing with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease.  You may contact Allison at

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 Winding up the day was Ashley Brooks-Danso, Education Manager of the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota spoke.  Ashley reviewed a fantastic packet of information pertaining to partnering with your Doctor.  The packet included forms for Care Log, Medication Log, and Appointment Log. 

Here is the link to get the Guide – Partnering with You Doctor:

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The hosts’ of this fabulous Conference was  Diamondcrest Assisted Living at the Wellstead of Rogers.  For more information you can check out their website at:

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