• By Susan Barber Lindquist

Mayo Clinic experts to speak at largest dementia conference in Midwest

March 16, 2017

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — With nearly 40 sessions ranging from what to do after a diagnosis to how Alzheimer’s disease affects diverse communities, the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, will offer a full day of education and support.

Mayo Clinic experts will be among speakers addressing 1,300 attendees at what the Alzheimer’s Association bills as the largest dementia conference in the Midwest. The conference is for people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment, families and medical professionals. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Neurologist Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and radiologist Clifford Jack, M.D., head of Mayo’s Aging and Dementia Imaging Research Lab, will offer the keynote address on research developments.

WHAT: The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference will be hosted by the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter in collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

WHEN: The conference will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

WHERE: The conference will be at St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul

TICKETS: Registration is available at the door.

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About Mayo Clinic
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MEDIA CONTACT
Susan Barber Lindquist, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005
newsbureau@mayo.edu

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