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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dementia Care Conference

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Research and Beyond: Innovations in Dementia Research and Caregiving

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Date & Time:
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • 08:30 AM to 3:30 PM

  • South Central Community College, North Mankato

  • Directions:  MAP

Registration Information:
  • Cost: $85 in advance
  • $125 at the door
  • $50 for seniors 60 and over not needing CE's
  • Lunch is provided.


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“Latest Findings and Trends in Research,” Dr. Hugo Botha, M.B., Ch.B., Rsearcher, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Department of Neurology, Mayo Health System, Rochester, MN.

Dr. Hugo Botha is a research fellow focusing on novel applications of advanced neuroimaging, such as functional MRI and molecular PET. His clinical and research interests include cognitive neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases and using new imaging techniques to understand the brain.




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”Latest Trends in Caregiving,” Angela Lunde, MS, Dementia Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Department of Neurology, Mayo Health System, Rochester, MN.

Angela Lunde has been a co-investigator with the Education Core at Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since joining in 2001. Angela is recognized as an institutional, state, and national expert and leader in recognizing the needs of persons with dementia and supporting caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and related dementias.




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“Let’s Get it Better,” Jayne Clairmont, Dementia Care Expert and Consultant, Owner and Director of English Rose Suites, Minneapolis, MN

Jayne Clairmont is a nationally recognized leader and consultant in providing care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Clairmont is the President and CEO of English Rose Suites, a proven and successful residential model for memory care, located in Minneapolis, MN




Program Agenda and Objectives

  • 7:00 Vendor Set-Up

  • 8:00 Registration Opens

  • 8:30: “Latest Findings and Trends in Research,” Dr. Hugo Botha, M.B., Ch.B

  • 10:00 Morning Break

  • 10:15 “A Path to Greater Ease,” Angela Lunde, MS

  • 11:45 Lunch

  • 12:00 “Let’s Get it Better, Part 1,” Jayne Clairmont

  • 1:30 Afternoon Break

  • 1:45 “Let’s Get it Better, Part 2,” Jayne Clairmont

  • 3:30 Conference Close: Evaluations and CE Certificate Retrieval

Morning Session I Objectives

  • Review the changing landscape of defining and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, and why this matters

  • Review recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology leading to Alzheimer’s disease

  • Review recent attempts to change the disease trajectory in Alzheimer’s disease

  • Discuss future avenues of research to improve our understanding of and ability to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Morning Session 2 Objectives

  • Identify the common things care partners who live with greater ease (less stress) do every day.

  • Understand the relationship between communication and emotional needs.

  • List 5 benefits of Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care (MBDC).

  • Experience a Self-Compassion Break.

Afternoon Session Objectives

  • Recognizing the critical role an organizations philosophy of caring for persons with dementia has in shaping the services and programs it offers.

  • Explore best practices and solid ideas for celebrating and improving your organizations dementia care program through many real life examples.

  • Identify the essential elements of a philosophy of care that is person-centered and strength based and how that influences the quality of life for the older adult and their families.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of alternative approaches including essential oils, touch, light therapy, music therapy, along with other therapies.


Sponsors: Chesley Center on Aging at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato

Questions: If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or