Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2015

Meeting of the Minds 2015

We would like to hare information that was sent to us from the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter on the upcoming Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conferencein March 2015. Find details here and register soon for early bird rates!

The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference is the premier dementia conference for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early dememntia, families, friends and professionals. The conference is a collaboration between the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic, who work together to create a day to engage attendees with speakers and exhibitors and connect them with informational tools.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Saint Paul RiverCentre

175 West Kellogg Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Sponsor and Exhibitor Info

2015 registrationGeneral Conference registration will open on January 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. Individual registrations will not be accepted prior to that date. Registration fees are as follows:

Families/Friends/Students and People with MCI or Early Dementia 

Early Bird (1/5/15 – 2/6/15)

$80 online ($90 via phone)

Standard (2/7/15 – 3/9/15)

$100 online ($110 via phone)

Family Scholarships will be available beginning January 5, 2015. 

Call 952.857.0548 for more information.


Early Bird (1/5/25 – 2/6/15)

$140 online ($150 via phone)

Standard (2/7/25 – 3/9/15)

$160 online ($170 via phone)

Group Discount for Professionals

When 5 or more professionals register from the same company/organization, a discount of $20 is applied to each registration. To take advantage of this discount, professionals must register and pay together by selecting “add another person” during the registration process. The person registering the group will need to have all session selections prior to starting the registration process. The group discount is automatically applied during the check-out process.

2015 keynote speaker

Michael W. Weiner, M.D.

Professor of Radiology, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology, UCSF, SFVAMC Center for Imaging of  Neurodegenerative Diseases  

Dr. Weiner has been doing research for over 45 years and is the Principal Investigator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a 10-year national longitudinal study of over 1,500 subjects which is aimed at validating biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.

He has also launched the which is an internet based registry with the overall goal of accelerating development of effective treatments for brain diseases. This website registry recruits, screens, and longitudinally monitors brain function on thousands of subjects all over the USA. Dr. Weiner’s overall research goal is to participate in the development of effective treatments and methods for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.

Dr. John Zeisel, Ph.D.

President and co-founder of the I’m Still Here Foundation 

and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd.

Dr. Zeisel received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard School of Design, and has taught at the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Yale Universities, and in Montreal at McGill and the University of Quebec at Montreal.

He is Scientific Advisor to the Salford Institute for Dementia in the UK and is a member of the Comité Pedagogique de l’enseignement at Paris VI, the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris. Dr. Zeisel is the author of I’m Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer’s.



For more information about the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2014, contact

Deborah Richman, Director of Education & Outreach:

By phone: 952.857.0551

By email:

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