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Oct. 15: Conference on Dementia Care

Workshop is geared for geriatric professionals.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Media Relations News Release, 10-7-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold a full-day conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the South Central College Conference Center (1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, Minn.) on the topic of “Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care.”

The keynote address will be delivered by Winnie Pao, a neurologist for Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato. Pao, who specializes in sleep disorders and dementia diagnostics, will update attendees on the latest Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.

The conference is designed for geriatric professionals working with people experiencing cognitive disorders. Its goal is to provide direct training in a variety of therapeutic interventions with dementia, as well as to assist with the end-of-care, end-of-life transition through family-focused planning and care.

Registration cost is $85 if received by Wednesday, Oct. 9 and $95 if received after Oct. 9. The cost includes lunch and continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, psychologists and chaplains. The cost is $35 for full-time students and seniors, aged 60 and older, who do not need continuing education credits.

Online registration is available at:

For more information, contact Don Ebel in the Minnesota State Mankato Aging Studies program by email at or by phone at 507-389-5188.

The conference sponsors include Minnesota State Mankato; South Central College; the Chesley Center on Aging; and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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