Issue: 8 August 2019
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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We hope that you are having a great summer and enjoyed seeing many of you at the Joint Public Policy Meeting in June where Senator Karin Housley provided a review of the 2018 legislative session.  A note from her summarizing the Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act is now available on the MASWA website.

We look forward to seeing you at our next membership meeting on Thursday, August 22nd as well as the  Fall Aging Conference on October 24th.   Registration is now open!

MeetingMembership Meeting

Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association  Membership Meeting

Thursday August 22, 2019
2:30 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn


Dementia in the Elderly - What Their Behavior Tells Us


Shelley Wagner, RN-BC

Shelley Wagner RN-BC has over 30 years of psychiatric nursing experience in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and community, public health, and case management. Her areas of expertise include development and implementation of behavior management strategies and helping caregivers understand mental illness and dementia. Shelley travels throughout the state of Minnesota and western Wisconsin offering education and support to those caring for persons with dementia and mental illness.

  • Define dementia, types of dementia (i.e. - Alzheimer's), and symptoms
  • Explain why all behavior has meaning
  • Discuss approaches for understanding and communicating with behaviors related to ADLS and dementia
  • List specific challenging behaviors that may occur during ADLS
  • List possible causes for behavioral symptons related to ADLS and how to implement behavior management strategies

Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

Directions and parking info: 
Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available. Annual Membership fee $30.00 Guest fee $5.00
Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426