Local communities continue to work towards becoming dementia-friendly
A.C.E. coordinators in Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, and Rock counties continue to work on three main objectives related to memory loss and/or dementia: 1) Bringing awareness to all communities about dementia, 2) Promoting early identification of memory loss and indicators of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, 3) Providing Caregivers (of persons with dementia) with resources and information to help themselves remain healthy which in turn allows them to continue to care for their loved one.
Next event, hosted by the Marshall Area Dementia Awareness Network:
Next event, hosted by the Redwood Area Dementia Awareness Network:
Next event, hosted by the Windom Area Dementia Awareness Network:
– none at this time –
For more information on the services and programs being offered by A.C.E. please contact the A.C.E. Coordinator in your county:
Cottonwood County A.C.E. Coordinator – Brenda Skrove (507)831-1803 email@example.com
Lincoln County A.C.E. Coordinator – Rosanne Lasnetski (507)829-0780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon County A.C.E. Coordinator – Rebekah Reynolds (507)532-1326 email@example.com
Murray County A.C.E. Coordinator – Joyce Wiekeraad (507)836-8705 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobles County A.C.E. Coordinator – Joanne Bartosh (507)295-5262 email@example.com
Redwood County A.C.E. Coordinator – Ann LeBrun (507)627-1016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock County A.C.E. Coordinator – Linda Wenzel (507)283-5064 email@example.com
A.C.E. Executive Director – Michelle Baumhoefner (507)360-4205 firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT on Alzheimer’s Grant
Redwood Falls, now in the final phase of a community readiness process to create a dementia-friendly environment, has received a grant through ACT on Alzheimer’s to help implement priorities set by the community.
Redwood Falls is one of 34 action communities throughout the state working to prepare Minnesota for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are 89,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older with the disease and thousands more with other dementia’s. The disease also touches nearly 250,000 family members and friends who are caregivers.
Through a survey and assessment process, the community set several priorities. These are:
- Create a community resource brochure
- Offer information/education to local businesses
- Create and distribute a monthly e-mail newsletter
- Participate in a monthly local radio interview and write a monthly local newspaper article
- Provide in-person dementia training and ACT resources to health care providers.
- Hold a Fall Education Event – http://www.aceswmn.org/event/dementiacaregiver-education-event/
Watch for more details in the coming months.
More information is available at http://www.actonalz.org/redwood_falls