Educational Forums about Caregiving

Forums to present and exchange information about caregiving are available to the community through the Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection.

Concerned About Memory Problems

There are many factors that cause memory issues.

Completing a memory screening is the first step in finding out if an individual has a memory problem. It does not replace a consultation with a qualified care professional.

Upcoming Memory Screening in Columbia Heights – 

WHERE: John P. Murzyn Hall Senior Center - Lower Level                                                                                     

  530 Mill Street, Columbia Heights                                                                                                                             

Park behind the building - Enter through the back door

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017                                                                                                

9:30am - 10am – Registration (no need to pre-register)                                                                                       10am - 11am - Worried About Memory Loss? Know the Signs and Symptoms                                                 11am - 12pm - Memory Screening

For more information call: Jill Agyekum, 763-324-1608 

Timely detection provides you with the opportunity to connect with your health care professional and supportive resources early on.

Your memory screening is confidential and you take the results home with you. The screening takes about 5-10 minutes.

Dementia Dialogue

Talking about Alzheimer’s

Approximately 91,000 Minnesotans age 65 or more are living with Alzheimer’s. According to one projection, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia will triple by 2050. The Anoka County Library, in partnership with Anoka County Caregiver Connection and ACT on Alzheimer's Anoka, is offering Dementia Dialogue, a book and film discussion program that explores dementia through stories, both real and fictional.

Caregivers and others can share experiences and gain an understanding of how Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia affect families, friends, and our communities. Topics to be discussed. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t read or watched the selected titles.

When: 1st Tuesday of the month, Sept through Dec, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave., Anoka

 Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough care-giving decisions.
Cost is $45.00 and includes all six sessions, books and materials. 
Upcoming classes and registration forms will be posted here as they are scheduled.
The next session begins on October 3 and runs through November 7, 2017 
Classes will be held Tuesday mornings from 10:30am -12:00pm at the Rum River Human Service Center - Bldg # 9
Registration Form  ~ deadline to register is September 26, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Agyekum at 763-324-1608 or email 

 Sample of additional topics that can be scheduled for presentation to your organization:

  • Sandwich Generation
  • Caregiving Financial and Legal Issues
  • Caregiving as a Family
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • Dementia and Memory Loss
  • The Employed Caregiver
To schedule a presentation for your organization, call the Family Caregiver Connection , 763-324-1608, or email