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Traveling with Dementia – Airport Stories Survey

Times are Changing – Be Part of the Change!

I’m so proud to announce our Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group is Launching a Survey to Research How to Make Airports More Dementia-Friendly!

We Need Your HelpDementia Travel Data is Lacking

Our Twin Cities Minnesota Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group has launched an online survey, Traveling with Dementia – Airport Stories Survey, to gather information and stories about air travel experiences from persons with dementia and their care partners.

The Working Group is made up of researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and a group of area residents, professionals in aging and dementia services, Australian researchers responsible for the Brisbane Airport’s dementia-friendly designation, and others. The effort is organized and led by the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (Rsvl A/D).

Click Here to Take the Survey

The motivation for the Traveling with Dementia – Airport Stories Survey is the recognition that airports are often difficult places to be for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Navigating security and dealing with the noise and crowds can lead to anxiety and confusion. While there are many anecdotes about air travel experiences of people living with dementia, there is almost no hard data. This survey is designed to address that gap, and will hopefully lead to improved services.

The survey covers travelers’ experiences, from booking flights to arriving at their destination, and encompasses travel within and outside the U.S. Respondents will remain anonymous.

The Survey is available at http://bit.ly/DementiaFriendlyAirports through Sept. 15, 2019.

The survey project began in 2018, when , a dementia-caregiver researcher at the University of Minnesota, was lecturing in Australia. He learned of Brisbane Airport’s dementia-friendly designation and met the Australian researchers responsible for this work. Gaugler contacted Rsvl A/D founder Sara Barsel and suggested that Rsvl A/D lead similar efforts locally. Barsel proposed a collaboration with the Brisbane Airport project’s lead researcher, Dr. Maria O’Reilly, and the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group was organized.

“There is tremendous excitement about this effort on the part of dementia service providers, travelers and their companions dealing with dementia,” said Barsel. “Navigating airports can be daunting for anyone, but especially for people with hidden disabilities like dementia.”

Please Share with Others with Dementia and their Care Partners

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Below Video compliments of Dementia Chats

Those with dementia talk needs and strategies to incorporate when building dementia friendly communities and businesses.

Find out 1) who do you need on your team and why. 2) Why are the little things so important. 3) What others are doing that is working well.

Additional Dementia Chats Interviews:

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

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One City Shares How & Why It Became Dementia Friendly

Roseville, Minnesota

Works Hard at Be Dementia Friendly

The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team    (Rsvl A/D) has accomplished a lot since it launched in September of 2013.

  • They have partnered with the city of Roseville, MN who has dedicated a page on their official website to the Rsvl A/D efforts, which is believed to be the first of it’s kind int he county.
  • They have been providing regular free and highly attended speakers series called Caring and Coping which provides education to the public.
  • They have partnered with the Ramsey County Libraries, who now host events, have developed a kit for families dealing with dementia called Memory Minders and who will be rolling out a Memory Cafe to boot!
  • They pull together and disseminate educational and events in the community.
  • They have a list of various types of support groups for those diagnosed, their care partners and those both can attend together.
  • They post activities such as arts, music, dance, exercise, outings, memory cafés, social opportunities… for care partners and individuals diagnosed with dementia.
  • Developed a Caregiver Survey in conjunction with the University of Minnesota
  • Developed a new initiative called Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry program, for former caregivers and current care partners nearing the end of their journey. these groups offer an opportunity to move forward in life.  Partnerships with the School 623 District and the New Life Presbyterian Church made it possible to offer this program.
  • Offering a variety of resources for caregivers and those diagnosed like: Advance Care Planning, Caregiver Coaching, Support Groups, Activities for People with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers, Respite & Adult Day Services, Research Opportunities, Grief Support, Safety Tips,  Travel Documents and Procedures, Shared Resource Tools and Social Work Assistance.

As a national speaker, media outlet and member of this group, Lori La Bey is honored to share this information with individuals and organizations not just in our country but around the world.

Below are videos from:

  • The City Manager of Roseville, MN
  • A Lieutenant for the Roseville Police Department in MN
  • The Battalion Chief of the Roseville Fire Department in MN
  • The Branch Manager of the Shoreview Library, part of the Ramsey County Library system in MN
  • The Coordinator for the Roseville Area Senior Program which is part of the 622 School District in MN

Each of the above have joined the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team to improve the cities dementia care culture.

Watch and listen to their thoughts on why it’s important to become part of the Dementia Friendly Movement.

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Hear from Families the Impact Roseville Has Had On Them

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Roseville Kicks Off A New Dementia Initiative

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Roseville, Minnesota  Kicks Off

Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Initiative

The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team formed September 6th, 2013, to improve conditions for Roseville individuals with A/D and to improve conditions for unpaid caregivers of individuals with A/D. More information can be found on the

City of Roseville’s Dedicated Page To Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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Watch Team Members Below Explain

Why this initiative is important

Meetings Are As Follows:

Former Dementia Caregivers’ Re-Entry Group

Date:    Starts Tuesday, October 4, 1-2:30 pm

(Call for future dates & place)

Where: Roseville City Hall — Bur Oak room

(Lower level behind cafeteria)

 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

Dementia Caregiver Re-Entry Group

Date: First Wednesday of each month,

Beginning October 5th, 1-2:30 pm

Where: Fairview Community Center, Room 116A

1910 County Rd. B, Roseville, MN 55113

Watch the full two hour kickoff below:

You will find the comments from panelists who are actual caregivers for a person with dementia about 1 hour and 14 minutes into the program.

Additional Resources for those

Living and Dealing with Dementia

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