Alzheimer's & Dementia Information

Updated: 12/01/20


Restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused event cancellations and visitor restrictions. The majority of events normally listed in our monthly calendars of activities, support groups, and education & community events are cancelled.



We are posting three alternative pages for the duration of the COVID-19 restrictions with information about  Care Partner Support and Services,  Activities,  and  Resources  to help caregivers and persons living with dementia during the current crisis.

About Us


In September 2013, members of the Roseville community formed an alliance to work to improve conditions for Roseville individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia (A/D) and their unpaid caregivers. The alliance is named the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team. Participants in the alliance include community members, municipal staff, aging services professionals, and ISD 623 school district personnel.

About the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team
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RSVL A-D Facebook

RSVL A/D is on Facebook!


Check our Facebook page for the latest information from RSVL A/D about new events and resources during the upcoming month. Events that were previously cancelled may be presented in an alternative online format. Our Facebook page is the best way to keep updated! https://www.facebook.com/RsvlMNDementiaInfo

Activities, Support, and Resources for Care Partners during COVID Restrictions 


We are posting three alternative pages for the duration of the COVID-19 restrictions to help caregivers and persons living with dementia during the current crisis. (Updated December 1, 2020)

Activities for Care Partners during COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Staying Connected – Activities
  • Exercise your body  
  • Exercise your mind
Care Partner Support during COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Support Groups and Services
Resources for Care Partners during COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Crisis Hotlines
  • Food Resources
  • Minnesota Services during COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Emotional Support Resources
  • Online Resources for Care Partners during COVD-19 Restrictions
  • End of Life Decisions during COVID-19 Restrictions
  • COVID-19 Scams and the Elderly
  • COVID-19 General Resources
  • Webinars, Conferences, and Classes on Health, Aging and Dementia-related Topics
  • Research Opportunities

Monthly Calendars


These calendars are suspended at this time. Please see our new resource pages above.

Activities   |   Support Groups   |   Educational and Community Events   |   Save the Date: May / June

Dementia: Caring & Coping


Dementia: Caring & Coping is a speaker series presented by Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) and the Ramsey County Library. These presentations have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Dementia: Caring & Coping presentations for upcoming months may still appear in various area publications because of submission deadlines that have already passed and our inability to determine when restrictions will be lifted. We will post notices on our Facebook page alerting you of any change in the status of these presentations.
Dementia Seminar
Presentation materials and links to the videos from past RSVL A/D events are available on the Dementia: Caring & Coping Presentations page. These presentations cover a wide variety of topics such as getting a correct diagnosis, utilizing caregiving resources, dealing with legal concerns, and living well with dementia. We invite you to take a look at our past events and to watch for information about future presentations.

Dementia: Caring & Coping Video Series


RSVL A/D has partnered with CTV North Suburbs to produce video of selected presentations from the series To go directly to presentations that were recorded, visit the RSVL A/D Video page.

Hot Topics



Former Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative


Are you a former dementia caregiver? Participate in the monthly Former Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative and find the “new” you after caregiving. Share with others who have had a similar journey. This is an opportunity to move past the grief and loss to reclaim yourself and create a meaningful life beyond your caregiver role. Experienced facilitators will coordinate and offer referrals and resources as needed. Contact Warren at (612) 791-5316 for details.

Face Aging MN: Former Dementia Caregivers Re-Enter Life

Memory Minders


Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team and the Ramsey County Library  branches in Roseville and Shoreview have combined forces to make new dementia-related materials available for caregivers. Both library branches have a caregiver reading collection for care partners of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss.  The libraries have also added Memory Minders. The Memory Minders Kits are special kits for caregivers who are caring for people experiencing memory loss and have been featured on Northeast Journal and KSTP-TV.  They are available at the Ramsey County Library locations in Roseville and Shoreview.

The kits contain materials used to spark memories, create conversations and provide positive and engaging interactions between clients and their caregivers. Kits are divided into high, middle and low activity levels. The majority of kits are for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, but there are kits for people with Lewy Body Dementia and for children who have contact with someone with dementia. 

Currently, more thn 100 unique Memory Minders Kits are available for check out three weeks at a time.  They are also renewable and can be requested via the Ramsey County Library catalog. 

Memory Minders are available on the rclreads.org website.
 
You can access them the same way as books-due to COVID-19 restrictions, this means curbside or home delivery if you are homebound. You must be a resident of suburban Ramsey County to qualify for home delivery. To request a particular kit, call the library. Staff will pull the kit for you, check it out and put it outside when you arrive.

Memory Minders: Travel Kit


Memory Minders: Travel Kit is a practical collection of tips for local and extended travel with someone with dementia. It also has planning and “take along” documents to help make your travel with someone with dementia as smooth as possible. Creators share their insights and tips as former caregivers to reduce stress, increase safety and improve engagement. The Travel Kit also includes a handout suggesting ways to hold effective family celebrations, outings and holiday gatherings that include friends and loved ones with dementia.

Find all the elements necessary to build a Memory Minders: Travel Kit Dementia: Caring & Coping Presentations page.
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REACH


Lyngblomsten now offers 
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH).
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Social Work Assistance Available


COVID-19 Restrictions have impacted public visits to the Ramsey County Library branches. This has temporarily cancelled face to face walk in social work assistance. Check with the library regarding resumption of this service once the library reopens to the public.

Walk-in, free social work assistance is now available at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. Community Resource Advocates, trained social workers, provide guidance for accessing resources for housing/shelter, mental health care, food shelves, transportation, domestic violence issues, youth resources, scholarships for daycare/preschool on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in conference room B.  For more information call 651-724-6062.

Do you need to make a clinic appointment?


COVID-19 restrictions on non-emergency medical visits may affect the availability of this service. Contact the appointment line for information.

On Tuesdays HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging offers a Diagnostic Clinic Day where patients can see a neurologist, neuropsychologist, geriatric psychiatrist, physician assistant and nurse all at one visit. To make an appointment call 651-254-7000 and press option 1.

Previous Hot Topics can also be found on the Shared Resource Tools page.

Resources for Caregivers/People with Memory Loss


Restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused event cancellations and visitor restrictions.  Please contact the specific organizations for current information.

The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team has developed a guide for caregivers, care recipients, and people with early memory loss in the Roseville area. Included in this guide is information on caregiver coaching, caregiver support groups, activities for caregivers and people with early memory loss, respite, adult day services, research opportunities, and grief support.

Advance Care Planning
Caregiver Coaching
Support Groups
Activities for People with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Respite & Adult Day Services
Research Opportunities
Grief Support
Safety Tips
Shared Resource Tools
Caregiving
More About Dementia
Helpful links to find additional information about Alzheimers and Dementia.

More About Dementia

Community Resources


Restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused event cancellations and visitor restrictions. Please contact the specific organizations for current information.

Additional information about what resources are available in the community for both information and assistance services, and volunteer opportunities to assist caregivers.


Community Resources

Contact Us


Email: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com 

Reasons to send us an email
  • Please share your comments, suggestions, corrections, etc.
  • Interest in volunteering in Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s project.
  • Interest in learning about and/or participation in other RSVL A/D projects.