Resources from The Conference for Caregivers

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force presented “Keeping the Spirit Alive”: The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia on April 7 at Beth El Synagogue.


The event featured a keynote speech from Dr. Vic Sandler, MD, as well as 10 breakout sessions led by experts from local legal, medical, religious and other fields.


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 caregiving, 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. JFCS, along with Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) and The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Jewish Task Force, hosts the Caregiver’s Conference bi-annually.


Below you will find resources provided by the speakers for your convenience:




  • How to Paddle Through the River of CarePresented by Annette Sandler, Director of Aging Services at JFCS, Chris Kellogg, Sholom Educator – Adults with Aging Parents, and Bonnie Jaffe, RN, Senior Care Coordinator at Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS)



  • The Doctor is In: Q & APresented by Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, Department of Neurology, Health Partners/Regions, and Dr. William Frey II, Ph.D., Sr. Director of Neuroscience Research, Center for Memory & Aging


> View the video of keynote speaker, Dr. Vic Sandler