(Alexandria, MN) Alzheimer's has taken it's toll on our aging population and the families connected to it. Approximately 94,000 Minnesotans live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and a quarter million people provide unpaid care to these individuals. The value of this care to Minnesota and society is over $3.5 billion dollars per year, which exceeds the annual revenue of some Fortune 500 companies.
In a tour across the state, Professor Joseph Gaugler, PhD is meeting with families and professionals to talk about Alzheimer’s disease, share information and stories, and help us realize we are not alone on the dementia journey.
Dr. Gaugler will be leading a discussion on Alzheimer's Thursday. March 7th at Alexandria Technical and Community College. It starts at 3:15pm in ATCC's Room 743.
Dr. Gaugler is also speaking earlier in the day (Mar. 7) at the Douglas County Library at 11:30a.m.
Dr. Gaugler is the Robert L. Kane Endowed Professor in Long-Term Care & Aging in the Division of Health Policy and Management and School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. His research examines the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. An applied gerontologist, Dr. Gaugler’s interests include Alzheimer’s disease and long term care, the longitudinal ramifications of family care for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions, and the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for older adults with dementia and their caregiving families. Sponsored in partnership with University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
The Spring session of the Senior College starts March 7th and runs through April 25th. It is touted as a Provocative Lecture Series with Scholars from Across the State. Join conversations that explore our world. For a list of sessions and registration information/links, click here.