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Angela LundeAngela LundeAngela Lunde is a dementia education specialist in the education core of Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Abigail Van Buren Alzheimer's Disease Research Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The transfer of information about dementias, as well as understanding the need for participation in clinical trials, is an essential component of the education core.
Angela is a member of the Alzheimer's Association board of directors and co-chair of the annual Minnesota Dementia Conference. She is a member of the Dementia Behavior Assessment and Response Team (D-BART), a multidisciplinary outreach service assisting professional and family caregivers in understanding and managing difficult behaviors often present in dementia. She facilitates several support groups, including Memory Club, an early-stage education and support series, and more recently, helped to develop and now deliver Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking (HABIT), a 10-day cognitive rehab and wellness program for people with mild cognitive impairment.
Angela takes a personal interest in understanding the complex changes that take place within relationships and among families when dementia is present. She is particularly interested in providing innovative and accessible ways for people with dementia and their families to receive information and participate in valuable programs that promote well-being.
"Amid a devastating disease, there are tools, therapies, programs and ways to cope, and it is vital that families are connected to these resources," she says.
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Meeting of the Minds: Alzheimer's caregivers, experts connect
By Angela Lunde
For many years, Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association have joined together to offer the premier caregiving conference. This year, on March 17 in St. Paul, Minn., we will gather once again for "Meeting of the Minds" to hear and connect with some of the leading Alzheimer's researchers including Kristin Yaffe, M.D., professor at the University of California-San Francisco, and Ronald Petersen, Ph.D.,M.D., director of Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
The conference will also feature Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, caregiver, teacher, therapist and author of "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows". More than 30 breakouts sessions will be offered on topics such as ambiguous loss, compassion fatigue, legal and ethical issues, mental heath problems in dementia, home safety, as well as special sessions on Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia. There is also a one of a kind "Living Well Workshop" for people with early stage dementia and their support partners.
Please consider joining me and more than a thousand other people to learn, connect and engage. If you do attend, stop by and say hello. I will be at the Mayo Clinic booth much of the day. I'd love to meet some of you. The full conference schedule and registration can be found at: http://www.alz.org/mnnd/in_my_community_13666.asp.blog index