Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group

The 2017 Legislature authorized the Minnesota Board on Aging to re-establish an Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group (ADWG) to review and revise the 2011 report, “Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer’s: the Budgetary, Social and Personal Impacts.” 

To view the previous 2011 report, click here.

To view the legislative language, click here.
Working Group Members
  • Person with Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis, Darrell Foss, Chairperson
  • Caregiver of person with Alzheimer's, Eric Linn
  • Nursing facility or senior housing representative who is affiliated with LeadingAge MN, Jean Nelson
  • Nursing facility or senior housing representative who is affiliated with Care Providers of MN, Daniel Pakonen
  • Home care or adult day services representative affiliated with LeadingAge MN, Peggy Gaard
  • Neuropsychologist, Terry Barclay
  • Alzheimer's Disease Researcher, Joseph E. Gaugler
  • Community-Based Organization, Amanda Mithun
  • Community-Based Organization, Dorothea Harris
  • Geriatrician, Michael Rosenbloom
  • Geriatrician, Edward Ratner
  • MDH Commissioner Designee, Mary Manning
  • DHS Commissioner Designee, Gretchen Ulbee
  • Representative of the Alzheimer's Association, Heidi Haley-Franklin
  • State Ombudsperson for Long-Term Care, Cheryl Hennen
  • MBA Member, Sherrie Pugh
  • MBA Executive Director, Kari Benson

Meeting Information

June 28, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • State Room, Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN
  • Agenda (TBD)

Upcoming Meetings:

  • August 14, 2018
  • November 20, 2018


Past Meeting Information

January 8, 2018
April 24, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Agenda
  • Charter (TBD)
  • Road Map (TBD)
  • Minutes (TBD)