Introducing Community Conference Coordinator Tabitha Benci DeRango

Commuinity Conference Coordinator Two of the largest conferences that JFCS co-sponsors are the Annual Conference on Mental Health (held each fall – which will be virtual this year) and Conference for Caregivers (held in spring every other year). Tabitha Benci DeRango, who was recently hired as the JFCS Community Conference Coordi[...]

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 bre[...]

Caregiver Conference: Q&A with keynote speaker Vic Sandler

One month after Dr. Vic Sandler’s mother died of lung cancer, his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Sandler understood the disease; he had cared for hundreds of patients with dementia during his over 20 years of geriatric medical practice. But in caring for his beloved father, he en[...]

“Keeping the Spirit Alive” video

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer's Task Force held the 4th Conference for Caregivers,” Keeping the Spirit Alive,” on Sunday, April 30, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. This year's conference focused on those supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A big thank you to keyno[...]

More than Memory Loss: Emotions, Connection and Love Remain

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force is presenting a half-day conference that will provide education and support for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia. The event, “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” will be held on Sunday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. a[...]

Hope for Caregivers

By Carol Shapiro   The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force is presenting a half-day conference that will provide education and support for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia. The event, “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” will be held on Sunday, April [...]

Keeping the Spirit Alive

by Elise Ollrich   Starting when I was young, my mom encouraged me to let my light shine in everything I did. This led me through college as I studied Sociology and Studio Art. It followed me into my first internship in a senior living community where I discovered the magic of thera[...]

Keeping Them in Our Hearts

By Devorah Schlein   The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force is presenting a half-day conference that will provide education and support for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia. The event, “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” will be held on Sund[...]