About Us

Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team (Rsvl A/D) was established in September 2013 as a volunteer alliance of community members, municipal, fire, and police staff, aging services professionals, school district senior program staff, and county library staff.  Co-sponsorships fund programming and resource development.  

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their care partners by providing access to meaningful programs, services, and education. 

We value: 

  • equitable access to resources
  • cooperation and collaboration among providers
  • reducing stigma and isolation
Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) programming continues to adapt to changing needs in the population, changes in available services, and to restrictions caused by the pandemic.  Examples of adaptations in response to the pandemic: 

  • In-person educational programming was replaced by virtual programming, which is available on demand 24/7.  
  • Resource listings on the Rsvl A/D webpage were expanded to include services such as food, housing, crisis hotlines & counselling and virtual and at-home activities needed during the pandemic.
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Current Rsvl A/D programs and resources include:


  • Rsvl A/D webpage updated monthly; Facebook page updated as needed.   
  • Dementia: Caring & Coping during the Pandemic: Series I and II: interviews and presentations about dementia caregiving (Partnership: Rsvl A/D, Alzheimer’s Speaks with Lori La Bey, Ramsey County Library) 
  • Staycations: curated details about daytrips around the Twin Cities for people living with dementia and their care partners. (Partnership: Rsvl A/D, Reflections of SilverCrest, Ramsey County Library)
  • Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers (Partnership: Ramsey County Library, Rsvl A/D). Kits contain resources and activities and can be checked out by patrons from various Ramsey County libraries. Individual kits for various stages of dementia including Lewy Body Dementia, plus a kit for helping children understand dementia.     
  • Memory Minders: Travel Kit (Partnership: Ramsey County Library, Rsvl A/D). Kits contain detailed checklists and guides for short and long-distance travel with a person living with dementia.  Kits are available for checkout from Roseville and Shoreview branch libraries, and can also be downloaded from the Rsvl A/D webpage.
  • Former Dementia Caregivers Re-Entry Initiative: former caregivers explore and address their needs after their care partner dies
  • Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program: working for expansion in US
  • Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group
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2014 - 2015: Awarded ACT on Alzheimer’s grant money as the Rsvl A/D’s ACT on Alzheimer’s project. This funding allowed Roseville to join a volunteer-driven, statewide collaboration of more than 60 organizations preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and financial impacts of Alzheimer’s. 

The two foci of the grant were: 
  • General education to reduce the stigma of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Increase support services for unpaid A/D caregivers
Rsvl A/D has been fortunate to have contributions and partnerships with additional individuals and groups. Examples include:
  • Flyers for Rsvl A/D activities and the webpage designed by former Roseville City Council member Lisa Laliberte.
  • Logo for Rsvl A/D designed by Garry Bowman, Roseville Communications Manager. The logo incorporates the official rose, symbol of the City of Roseville, the common name of our group, Rsvl A/D, and the color purple, which is used by dementia action groups around the world.
  • Collaborations on events and materials with Roseville Area Senior Program staff, Roseville Community Health Awareness Team (CHAT) members, and others.

Join Us


Rsvl A/D members meet monthly to plan and implement programs and events. Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month 9:00 to 11:00/11:30 A.M. If there is a holiday conflict, e.g., New Year’s Day, meetings are on the second Friday of that month.

During the pandemic, meetings are held on Zoom.  To attend a virtual meeting, email your request to: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com 

Please allow two weeks for an invitation to reach you.
We welcome new Rsvl A/D participants to help us work on these projects and suggest additional actions.

Why


The Roseville A/D Community Action Team was formed because:
  • Roseville has the largest population over 65 of any municipality in Minnesota.
  • The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia increases with age.
  • The incidence of young (early) onset Alzheimer’s (onset younger than age 65) is increasing.
  • We recognize the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia on our families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
  • We recognize that this disease does not discriminate by age, economic status, or culture.
  • We recognize the burden Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impose on those with the disease and their unpaid caregivers.
  • We recognize the need for community education to reduce the stigma and improve conditions for everyone impacted by the disease.
  • We recognize the need for proactive planning for additional aging services that will be needed by impacted individuals.

Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Quick Facts


  • Total Roseville population (2010 Census): 33,660
  • Persons ≥65+: 6,785
  • Estimated number of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia cases in the Roseville population aged 65 years and older: 746
  • Estimated number of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia cases in the Roseville population aged 65 years and older who are living alone: 112

What You Can Do


Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia

Support actions that reduce the stigma and improve living conditions for impacted individuals


Contact Us: RosevilleAlzDem@gmail.com