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.
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.
Who do I contact for more information?
H. 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.