5th Conference for Caregivers will be held April 7 at Beth El Synagogue

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force will present the 5th Conference for Caregivers. “Keeping the Spirit Alive: The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia” will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park).


The Caregivers Conference is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. For caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals, the event provides practical approaches for care giving, tactics to “take care of” the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, all through the lens of a Jewish perspective. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available.


This year’s keynote speech, Tough Decisions, will be presented by Dr. Vic Sandler, MD. In addition to the keynote speech, the conference will feature 10 breakout sessions led by experts from local legal, medical, religious and other fields. KARE 11 reporter Jana Shortal will emcee the conference and KARE 11 reporter Karla Hult will present the closing session, Heartbreak and Hope, about her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease. A resource fair will be open throughout the conference as well.


This conference is free. Brunch and snacks will be provided. Dietary laws will be observed. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.