Dementia Friends Interprofessional Info Session Signup - in 2023
This is a unique opportunity for community members, clinicians, students from multiple disciplines and schools to come together and learn about living with Dementia. Many participants will be students at the University of Minnesota, and we also welcome community caregivers, clinicians, volunteers involved in the Community Teacher Program, and students from schools other than the University of Minnesota. Read below to register for the Dementia Friends Information Sessions.
You are invited to join a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session to increase your understanding of people experiencing dementia and help make your community dementia friendly. Learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with the disease and how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia.
These learning opportunities are called "Information Sessions" rather than trainings.
- The learning will be virtual/online synchronously.
- Participation is free!
1) learn the five key messages about dementia,
2) understand what it’s like to live with the disease,
3) find out how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia, and
4) discuss how this interprofessional information session is relevant to your profession.
is a global movement that is striving to create more dementia friendly communities by changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, Dementia Friends is underway in Minnesota and across the United States. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for someone living with dementia.
The info sessions are offered through University of Minnesota. For UMN students, the Dementia Friends offering is an OPTIONAL complement to your 1Health Interprofessional UMN courses.
Please register here to select your date for joining the movement to become a Dementia Friend!