APDA PRESS Conference – What’s Next After Diagnosis (Session 1)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

APDA PRESS Conference – Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Session 2)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

Person-Centered Dementia Care: Recommendations for Professionals

Online

Learn how to implement person-centered care in all aspects of dementia care as well as learn appropriate dementia care techniques in line with nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group – Bismarck (March)

Dream Center - Conference Room on 2nd Floor 1805 Park Ave, Bismarck, North Dakota

Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to: • Develop a support system. • Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions. • Talk through issues and ways of coping. • Share feelings, needs and concerns. • Learn about community resources.   2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 5:30 PM CST Dream Center (Conference Room on 2nd Floor) - 1805 Park Ave, Bismarck Facilitator contact: Lisa Bennett lisab2221@gmail.com  

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Online

Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Presenter: Susan Milender, M.Ed, RDN, LRD Family and Community Wellness, NDSU Extension/Barnes County

Navigating Nutrition and Mealtime for People Living with Dementia Virtual Symposium

Online

FREE learning opportunity for providers, healthcare professionals, community workers and caregivers with experts on dementia practices.   Presentations: 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Dementia and Dysphagia -Nicole Kiel Pashke, MS, CCC/SLP University of North Dakota 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Diet, Nutrition and Dementia Puja Agarwal, PhD Rush University 1:55 - 2:40 p.m. Navigating Mealtime Challenges: Strategies for Encouraging Eating and Managing Behaviors in Dementia Care - Kara Welke, OTD Hometherapy Solutions 2:50 - 3:20 p.m. Panel Discussion Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: 1. Define dysphagia and its implications for people living with Dementia 2. Incorporate nutrition in diet for people living with Dementia 3. Discuss mealtime challenges and how to navigate mealtime for people living with Dementia

APDA PRESS Conference – Importance of Exercise in PD (Session 3)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group – Fargo (March)

Olivet Lutheran Church (Lounge) 1330 S University Dr,, Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to: • Develop a support system. • Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions. • Talk through issues and ways of coping. • Share feelings, needs and concerns. • Learn about community resources.   Third Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM CST Olivet Lutheran Church (Lounge) - 1330 S University Dr., Fargo Contact: 800.272.3900

10 Warning Signs | Lunch and Learn Virtual Series

Online

Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease, how to approach someone about memory concerns, the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis, possible tests and assessments, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Presenter: Acacia Stuckle, Family and Community Wellness, NDSU Extension/Emmons County

APDA PRESS Conference – Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Session 5)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

Person-Centered Dementia Care: Recommendations for Professionals

Online

Learn how to implement person-centered care in all aspects of dementia care as well as learn appropriate dementia care techniques in line with nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

APDA PRESS Conference – Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Session 6)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

Dementia Conversations : Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning

Online

Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. Get tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.   Presenter: Erin Berentson, MPH, RDN, LRD Family and Community Wellness, NDSU Extension/Bottineau County

APDA PRESS Conference – Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Session 7)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

APDA PRESS Conference – Building Your Healthcare Team (Session 8)

Online

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program. There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.   Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4) Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11) Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18) Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25) Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1) Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8) Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15) Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)