Two Upcoming Events in Minnesota

Here’s some great information from my colleague Dr. Joe Gaugler

We are excited to announce the “Caring for Person With Memory Loss” conference to be held at the University of Minnesota (Moos Tower 2-650) from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, June 5th, 2010.  Attendance is free for all participants.  The goal of this conference is to provide information, support, and education for adult children, spouses, parents, community care providers, and other individuals concerned with caring for persons with memory loss.  The presentations will be lively and focus on exercise, driving behavior management, life care planning, transitional care management, and novel music stimulation approaches for persons with memory loss.   We will also have a number of other information resources for families and professionals as well as free food and refreshments, courtesy of Freedom Pointe Assisted Living of Minnetonka! 

Attached is a brochure describing the conference as well as a flyer.   Please feel free to post or distribute to anyone who may be interested.  If you would like more copies of the brochure or flyer, have any questions, or would like to RSVP for the event, please contact me, Dr. Joe Gaugler, at 612-626-2485 (phone) or (email preferred).  We also have also this information available at the following conference portal:
Please note that we are also planning to offer free Continuing Education credits for nurses who attend the conference.  We can arrange contact hours for other professional disciplines as well (e.g., social work); please feel free to discuss with Dr. Gaugler!
We look forward to seeing you at the next Caring for a Person with Memory Loss conference!  If you are interested in accessing resources from the prior “Caring for a Person with Memory Loss” conferences, please feel free to visit the following website for more information:

On May 7th there will be a CarFit event from 11am to 3pm at River Bluffs Village Center, 750 South Plaza Drive, Mendota Heights.  This is 2 blocks south of the intersection of Hwy 110 and Dodd Road.  CarFit is a free community program designed to increase driver comfort and safety by improving person-to-vehicle fit.  During a 20-30 minute appointment, a driver is informed about small adjustments and simple adaptive equipment that may assist their driving and transporting of others.  The CarFit program also provides information about transportation assistance, driving rehabilitation options, and other community-specific resources that may enhance drivers’ safety and increase mobility in the community. This event is being held through the collaborative efforts of DARTS, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Program.
Appointments are required.  Interested persons may make an appointment or get more information by contacting the DARTS reservation line 651 234 2287.

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