Race For Parkinson’s

The 14th Annual Race For Parkinson's is set to take place on April 27th, 2024 at Sertoma Park. Make our largest fundraiser a priority by adding it to your calendar. We're on the lookout for financial sponsors, and if you are interested in supporting this meaningful event, please reach out to our Race Coordinator, Deidre Hillman at raceforparkinsons@gmail.com or call her at 701 400-2598. Sponsors start at just $200 and it helps us offset the expenses of the event but also helps us raise more dollars to use throughout the year on our programming. If you can’t join us the day of the race, you can register for a virtual run/walk also! We hope you'll join us in making the Race for Parkinson's Fundraiser a memorable and impactful event. Your participation, sponsorship and volunteer efforts contribute to the ongoing fight against Parkinson's disease.

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.

Sanford Health | Parkinson’s Symposium

Delta by Marriott 1635 42nd St SW, Fargo, ND, United States

Join us for an educational event that promotes living well with Parkinson’s disease. This event specifically focuses on the person with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Wednesday May 1st, 2024 9 a.m. - Registration | 10 am-4 pm - Lunch & Programming Delta by Marriott – Crystal Ballroom 1635 42nd St SW | Fargo, ND Keynote Speaker – Tanya Harlow, MD Symposium Emcee – Sarah Matcha, NP Interactive presentations with physical, occupational and speech therapies. Vendors and more! RSVP by phone to 701-417-5781. Dress in layers for comfort

Navigating the Unknown: Advance Care & Legal Planning for People with Dementia

Online

A virtual conference for Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals and Families As more people experience memory loss, planning before someone becomes affected by memory loss and decision-making capacity is critical. In this no-cost presentation, participants will learn about advance care planning and the importance of having conversations now. By taking action, individuals can communicate their preferences for care and express who they may want to provide support as their needs change. This session will explore legal planning, palliative care, hospice, and POLST (portable medical orders). PRESENTERS NANCY JOYNER, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Consultant/Patient Advocate KELLY SWENSETH Swenseth Law Office, PLLC VANESSA HOINES Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota   Register: https://alz-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkf-uqqT8jE9TKWxrRs0oRheyY3-gLYcLd#/registration

Caregiver Coffee

Fargo VA Medical Center 2101 Elm Street North, Fargo, ND, United States

Veterans and their caregivers are invited to join us for a coffee break! Enjoy guest speakers, education, conversation and, of course, a great cup of coffee. On the 1st Tuesday of every month Caregivers are invited to join, come together or by yourself. After education we will break into a caregiver group and a Veteran group for further discussion, and more coffee. No registration required. Fargo VA: 2nd floor, room 2E-25 For further questions, please contact: Kim with Peer Support (701-239-3700 ext. 3157) or Tammy with Caregiver Support (701-239-3700 ext. 4399)

Ask the Expert: A Conversation about Alzheimer’s

Online

This webinar, Ask the Alzheimer’s Expert: A Conversation With Dr. Andrew Budson About Normal Aging and Dementia, is part of a series presented by the Alzheimer's Association. We will learn about the signs of dementia and what to do if you're worried about memory loss in yourself or a loved one. We will also talk about risk factors for dementia, treatment options, and brain health. There will be time for questions from the audience. Dr. Budson is a neurologist and researcher at Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and associate director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He also has appointments at Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. How to Join Register online through the link. AARP membership is not required. You will receive an email with the Zoom link before the class.

Free

Helpful Tech & Tools for Dementia Support – A Virtual Mini-Conference

Online

Get connected! Join us for a no-charge virtual presentation to learn how technology can be used by caregivers and those impacted with dementia to increase confidence, safety, independence and make things easier. Presenters from North Dakota Assistive and Lighthouse Center for Vital Living of Duluth will demonstrate some of the helpful devices out there to solve common Alzheimer’s and dementia care challenges. They will also share success stories, practical tips and resources, and answer your technology and device questions.

Connecting the Caregiver | 2024 Caregiver Conference

Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead, Minnesota, United States

Free event including a light snack and vendor tables. Join us at this year's Fargo-Moorhead collaborative caregiver conference centered around the theme of "Connecting the Caregiver." Who takes care of the caregiver? This half-day conference provides advice for managing the stress and fears of caregiving, with information and services relevant to the needs of both the caregiver and the individual being cared for. Sponsored by UCare, ND Department of Health and Human Services Aging Services, Hospice of the Red River Valley, City of Moorhead Senior Center, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support and Respite Program, Fargo VA Medical Center, Farmstead Living, Memory Cafe. See the event website for the full itinerary. Registration: Registration is required by June 3rd. This event is FREE for all attendees. To register, call Hope Their @ 218.299.5514 OR email Moorheadseniors@moorheadmn.gov OR online at Moorheadparks.activityreg.com

What is Dementia?

Online

This webinar session will examine Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and fatal brain disease and is the most common form of dementia. Find out how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, how it is detected, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. How to Join Sign in to your AARP.org account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. You will receive an email with the Zoom link before class.

Free

Alzheimer’s Disease and Six Pillars of Brain Health

Online

Get a brief overview of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association services. Topics include: The impact of Alzheimer’s Risk factors Warning signs How others can join the fight against the disease. This virtual presentation will also explore "six pillars" of brain health that can make a difference in your well-being throughout your life, including stress management, sleep and the benefits of moving. How to Join Sign in to your AARP.org account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. You will receive an email with the Zoom link before class.

Free

Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Online

This session, Understanding the Caregiver Process for Families Dealing with Alzheimer's, will explore some of the things you most need to put in place to help you and your loved ones as well as caregiving resources available. Where do you find support after the difficult diagnosis? What are smart strategies for care planning and building support? How do you prepare for doctor visits? We will answer these questions and more. How to Join Sign in to your AARP.org account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. You will receive an email with the Zoom link before class.

Free

Caregiver Coffee

Fargo VA Medical Center 2101 Elm Street North, Fargo, ND, United States

Veterans and their caregivers are invited to join us for a coffee break! Enjoy guest speakers, education, conversation and, of course, a great cup of coffee. On the 1st Tuesday of every month Caregivers are invited to join, come together or by yourself. After education we will break into a caregiver group and a Veteran group for further discussion, and more coffee. No registration required. Fargo VA: 2nd floor, room 2E-25 For further questions, please contact: Kim with Peer Support (701-239-3700 ext. 3157) or Tammy with Caregiver Support (701-239-3700 ext. 4399)

Introduction to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Class

Provides an overview of the deep brain stimulation surgical process offered as treatment for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.  Family members are welcome to attend.  Offered virtually and free of charge.  Register at spc@parknicollet.com.

Free

Social Security: Our Voices Decide

AARP ND State Office 107 W Main Ave, Ste 125, Bismarck, ND, United States

In this election year, AARP is fighting to get candidates, regardless of party, to offer solutions for protecting our hard-earned Social Security. Voters age 50+ are the country’s strongest voting bloc. We must raise our voices and tell candidates to offer solutions to the issues that matter to us and our families. Event is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, please register today at aarp.org/NDevents

Free

Caregiver Skills Building Class

Free, virtual class addressing changes in motivation: ideas and suggestions.  Taught by Stephanie Kimmes, MT-BC.  Register at spc@parknicollet.com.

Free