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

September 2021


Dementia Support Groups and Services

Dementia Friendly Activities
  • Adult Day Services: in-person and online
  • Memory Cafes: in-person and online
  • Organized Activities: in-person and online
  • Ideas for Outings
  • Activities at home: On your own schedule
  • Health and Exercise Programs: in-person and online
  • Virtual Travel, Arts, and Entertainment

Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic: Second Series 



The Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team and Alzheimer’s Speaks continues their partnership with a second series of presentations.
RSVL A-D Series
This series of seven 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.

Episode 7:  Ambiguous Loss in the Time of the Pandemic
October 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. - Alzheimer's Speaks
Pauline Boss, Ph.D.
Author of "Loving Someone with Dementia" and "Ambiguous Loss" and to be published in November: "The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic."


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 of episodes 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.

Dementia: Caring & Coping


Dementia: Caring & Coping started out as an in-person speaker series presented by the Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) in partnership with 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. RSVL A/D partnered with NineNorth to produce video of selected presentations from the series.  To go directly to presentations that were recorded, visit the RSVL A/D Video page.
Dementia Seminar

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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.

Community Resources


Get help to cope with a crisis, with finding food, housing, emotional support, and locating other types of assistance.

Resources
  • Crisis and Referral Services - Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies
  • Food Resources
    • Access to Free Food
    • Access to Groceries
    • Access to Prepared Meals
    • Access to Food Assistance Programs
    • Access to Pet Food and Supplies
  • Housing
  • Health Care
  • Emotional Support Resources
  • Scams and the Elderly 
  • COVID-19

Contact Us


Email: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com 

Reasons to send us an email
  • Please share your comments, suggestions, corrections.
  • Interest in learning more about our projects and presentations 
  • Interest in becoming a member of Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team