Dementia-Friendly Meaningful EngAGEment

Dementia-Friendly Meaningful EngAGEment provides patient-centered services for individuals with dementia and real-world learning experiences for our students to work with individuals with dementia.

Memory Book Program (off campus)

Students have opportunities to become dementia friends and provide person-centered services to individuals with dementia.

Students with Memory Book Program participant

Students with Memory Book Program participant

Garden EngAGEment Program (off campus)

Addressing the impact of stigma and social isolation for individuals living with Alzheimer' disease or other associated dementias is imperative. This interdisciplinary project provides a socially-focused gardening program that includes those living with the disease, care partners, youth and friends and offers interprofessional collaboration for University faculty and students.

Garden EngAGEnt Program participants working in garden

Garden EngAGEnt Program participants working in garden

Who do I contact for more information?

Garden EngAGEnt Program participants working in gardenH. Sheen Chiou, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a professor in Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services. Dr. Chiou is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and provides assessment and intervention services for individuals with brain injury (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders). She has been a clinical instructor at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 2010. Dr. Chiou's expertise is adult language and cognitive disorders, and she has created several community-based dementia programs and co-founded Garden EngAGEment through interprofessional collaboration.

Contact Information:
Phone: 507-389-5840

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Dementia-Friendly Meaningful Engagement Program