Minnesota Stroke Association Education

The Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant, CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center and Whitney Senior Center will present a conference for caregivers through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This conference is brought to you at NO COST through generous funding provided by the Live Well at Home grant.

Space is limited, so register today! Please call Angela Bowles-Edwards at 763-553-0088, or e-mail angelabe@braininjurymn.org

Vendors on site throughout the event!

The Whitney Senior Center is located at 1527 Northway Dr, Saint Cloud, MN 56303.

9 to 9:30 a.m. - Registration Opens

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Tips for Coping with the Emotional and Behavioral Changes after Stroke, TBI, Dementia and/or Alzheimer's
Presented by: Dr. Karen Golombecki, PsyD, LP
This session will discuss the short-term and long-term emotional and behavioral changes after stroke, TBI, dementia and/or Alzheimer's and what this looks like in "real life," will provide tips and techniques to supporting patients and their loved ones in the adjustment process and living life to the fullest.

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. - Make Wellness a Priority
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems,and self-care is a crucial factor in addressing these concerns. Learn how to take care of yourself both psychologically and physically.

12 to 12:30 p.m. - Resource Facilitation Program and Social Time
Brief presentation about what Resource Facilitation is and what it offers for caregivers and their loved ones. Social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.