Save December 4th, 2010 Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference

Please save the date for the next free Caring for a Person with Memory Loss conference, on Saturday, December 4th, 2010, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM in Mayo Memorial Building at the University of Minnesota!  Please visit our conference portal at: for updated conference details, speaker information, driving directions and parking info, and agenda! 
Flyers and brochures are now available at the conference portal site above.  In addition, we want to emphasize that each conference includes new topics and many new speakers!  For example, the topics this year include:
1.  End of life care in memory loss;
2.  Medical and medication management in dementia;
3.  Essential documents and how to pay for long-term care; and
4.  Finding the positive in long-term care
So, please check out the conference portal at for the specific agenda, speakers and speaker bios, and other details!
Please feel free to forward this announcement, brochures, or flyers to any of your colleagues, clients, family members, or friends who may also wish to attend!   Some benefits of attendance include: 1) this conference is free to attendees who do not wish to receive CEU credits; 2) free food and refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Freedom Pointe Minnetonka; 3) free copies of conference presentations will be provided, courtesy of Golden LivingCenter; and 4) we are also exploring the possibility of providing free respite care for families with the help of the Minnesota Adult Day Service Association!
We have also streamlined the conference registration procedure to make it easier for you to register.  To do so, please follow the instructions below:
1.  If you are a family member, friend, person with memory concern, or a professional who does not want CEUs/contact hours, please register for the conference by clicking on the following link (or cutting and pasting into your internet browser): make sure to fill out a new form for each person to be registered for the conference.
2If you are a professional and would like to receive accredited contact hours (7.8 contact hours from the Minnesota Board of Nursing), please go to to the costs of organizing this conference, we are now charging $50 for 7.8 contact hours.  Please visit the CEU registration web site to both register pay for the conference and purchase register to receive contact hours.  We felt that the cost of these hours is low, given the number of contact hours provided (and, we hope, the quality of presentations).   As in the past, non-nursing professionals may also register for and purchase to receive the Minnesota Board of Nursing contact hours for use in their particular professional organizations, as a signed certificate of attendance will be provided to all who purcahse pay and register for CEUs through the registration web site.
As Dr. Gaugler’s research program continues to grow, he would like to ask you to take a few minutes and consider being a part of the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry.  Becoming part of the registry does not enroll you in any study, but it provides Dr. Gaugler with permission to contact you in the future about any upcoming opportunities to participate in his research as well other basic information.  Filling out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry form should not take more than 5 minutes:
aIf you are a family member or friend who knows someone with memory loss or is helping them, please fill out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry-Family form here:
b.  If you are a professional who care for persons with memory loss or their families, please fill out the University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry-Professional form here:
We look forward to seeing you on December 4th!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at or 612-626-2485.  More conference details will continue to be provided in the upcoming weeks, but please make sure to also check our conference portal at: 
Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, McKnight Presidential Fellow
Center on Aging, School of Nursing
Coordinator of Research Initiatives, Center for Gerontological Nursing
University of Minnesota

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