Jan. 24: Minnesota State Mankato’s Chesley Center on Aging to co-host Dementia Education Presentations on Jan. 24

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First of two presentations in Ostrander Auditorium

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Chesley Center on Aging is co-hosting two dementia education presentations Tuesday, Jan. 24 on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The identical presentations, from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m., are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available in pay lot 4, directly across from Centennial Student Union, courtesy of the Chesley Center on Aging.

The presentations, titled “Alzheimer’s disease: What it is and what can be done,” will be given by Joseph Gaugler (Ph.D.), the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging and a professor at the University of Minnesota.

According to an event preview provided by the Chesley Center on Aging, approximately 100,000 Minnesotans are living with Alzheimer's or related forms of dementia, and this number is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next few years.

Gaugler’s presentations will provide an overview of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, including the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Contact Ashley Millenbah, Robert L. Kane chair coordinator, by email at mill8913@umn.edu with any questions.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Chesley Center on Aging is part of the University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. David Beimers, professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Social Work, is serving as interim director of the Chesley Center on Aging this academic year.

Joining Minnesota State Mankato’s Chesley Center on Aging in co-hosting this event are the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,482 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.


David Beimers