Use of Personal Story: Communicating with a person with memory loss

  • 15 Aug 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • East Side Neighborhood Services

Stories around the campfire, stories about surviving winter, stories about trips to the cabin, stories about road trips taken with the kids teasing each other in the backseat. Summer can feel like a season of stories. When a family member has memory loss, stories can be a reminder of wonderful adventures, sad changes and losses and a hopeful tool for taking care of that individual. 

Join us and learn how to use personal stories to improve communications with a person with memory loss and to build one's legacy for future generations. Presenter Janelle Johnson is an engaging speaker with 30 years of experience in the field of aging services. She is a dementia care specialist with a passion for her work and a commitment to those with dementia. Janelle has a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the College of St. Catherine. 

This 90 minute training is open to case managers, social workers, and community members -- Free 1.5 CEUs available. 


  • 7:45 am: Networking and refreshments
  • 8:00-9:30 am: Presentation
  • 9:30-10:00 am: Take a tour and learn more about East Side

Please let us know you're coming by calling 612-787-4086 or emailing


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