Alzheimer's & Dementia Information

About Us


Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D), was formed in 2013, to proactively assist the calculated large number of people living with dementia and their caregivers living in Roseville. RSVL A/D is a ground-breaking alliance of community members, municipal, fire, and police staff, aging services professionals, school district senior program staff, and county library staff.

About the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team
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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

Support, Activities and Resources 


We are posting three documents to provide information and assistance to care partners and persons living with dementia. These documents are updated on a monthly basis.

July 2021


Dementia Support Groups and Services

Dementia Friendly Activities
  • Staying Connected – Activities
  • Exercise your body
  • Exercise your mind
Resources for Care Partners
  • 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

Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic: Second Series (July 2021)



The Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team and Alzheimer’s Speaks have announced a second series of Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic virtual presentations.
RSVL A-D Series
This series of six new episodes focuses on a variety of topics to help care partners and persons living
with dementia - now and when the pandemic is over. Presentations and interviews will be broadcast
on Alzheimer’s Speaks with Lori La Bey on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. They are also available on the Series Two YouTube Playlist. See individual links below.

Broadcast Schedule (Second Series)


Episode 1: Dementia Research during the Pandemic - COVID and Cognition
Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Speaks
William H. Frey II PhD
Senior Research Director
Center for Memory & Aging, HealthPartners Neuroscience Center

Episode 2: What's your Plan? Legal Considerations when Facing a Dementia Diagnosis
Wednesday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Speaks
Leah Gilbert, J.D.
Private practice attorney focusing on estate planning and elder law - Gilbert Legal, PLLC

Episode 3: Dementia and Medical Care Decisions - Prepare your Family for What’s Ahead
Wednesday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. - Alzheimer's Speaks
Deborah Day Laxson
Author of “The Gray Zone: When Life Support No Longer Supports Life” and “The Fog Zone: Navigating the Space After Your Diagnosis” and founder of the Health Care Agent Literacy Project.

Episode 4: The End of Life Journey
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. - Alzheimer's Speaks
Jeanne Bain
End of life navigator, dementia trainer and consultant. Jeanne is co-host of a podcast called “Death Unfiltered.”

Episode 5: Your Path to Peace of Mind While Caregiving
August 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. - Alzheimer’s Speaks
Pat Samples
Author of “Daily Comforts for Caregivers” and “Self-Care for Caregivers, A Twelve Step Approach” and other books, and a champion for creative aging.

Episode 6: Humor as a Tool for Caring & Coping
September 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. - Alzheimer’s Speaks
Shannan Calcutt
Comedian, actor, and workshop leader, clown, comic act designer and acting coach with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic is sponsored by Alzheimer’s Speaks and the Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D), the City of Roseville, and the Ramsey County Library system. We give special thanks to the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries for its support.

Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic: First Series


The purpose of the first Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic series was to highlight how current programs and services for people living with dementia and their care partners have changed due to COVID-19. Organizations had to come up with creative ways to provide services despite the challenges they faced. These solutions will have a lasting effect on how providers interact with care partners who cannot leave their home or need support at times when there are no classes or activities scheduled.

Lori La Bey interviewed eight organizations serving persons living with dementia and their care partners. This series was originally broadcast every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on Alzheimer’s Speaks from January 6 to February 24, 2021.

All episodes are now available for on-demand viewing on the Series One YouTube Playlist.

First Series Episodes

Episode 1: Introduction to the series: Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic
Sara Barsel, Co-founder of the Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team
Paula Rice Biever, Member, Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team

Episode 2: Lyngblomsten / 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten
Carolyn Klaver, RN, Community Dementia Care Specialist/Gathering Site Coordinator - 2nd Half with
Lyngblomsten, and Andrea Lewandoski, Director of Lifelong Learning and the Arts - Lyngblomsten

Episode 3: St. Anthony Park Area Seniors and Embracing Journeys
Katharine Tondra, Program Director, St. Anthony Park Area Seniors (At Home Network) and Krisie
Barron, Embracing Journeys, Care Partner Specialist

Episode 4: FamilyMeans
Jenny West, Caregiving and Aging Community Educator

Episode 5: Ted Bowman
Caregiver Stress, Ambiguity & Resiliency During a Pandemic

Episode 6: Brookdale Senior Living
Tresa Vaudreuil, Divisional Dementia Care Manager, Brookdale Senior Living, and Denise Olson,
Executive Director of Brookdale North Oaks

Episode 7: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Cassandra Harvey, MBA - Program Manager, Healthy Aging & Caregiving Supports

Episode 8: Jewish Family Service of St Paul
Bonnie Jaffe RN. Case Management

Dementia: Caring & Coping


Dementia: Caring & Coping was an in-person speaker series presented by the Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) and the Ramsey County Library. These presentations were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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 live presentations.
Dementia Seminar

Dementia: Caring & Coping Video Series


RSVL A/D 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. 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 than 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 on the Dementia: Caring & Coping Presentations page - scroll down to the Family Gatherings and Travel presentation from June 8, 2017.
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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.
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 

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  • Interest in volunteering in Roseville ACT on Alzheimer’s project.
  • Interest in learning about and/or participation in other RSVL A/D projects.