A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota receives grant for dementia program

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ST. PAUL — A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota is one of 11 organizations to be awarded a grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging to help meet the needs of individuals with dementia and their caregivers. In all, $750,000 in grants were awarded. The money was appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature.

A.C.E., based in Slayton, was awarded $72,900 for Dementia Friends training, virtual aging and dementia experience trainings and dementia-specific educational plays.

“These funds support not only people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia but their family and friends, who play such a critical role in caregiving,” said Kari Benson, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging. “Alzheimer’s alone impacts some 91,000 Minnesotans over age 65, a number that continues to grow, and more than 254,000 people who provide care informally.”

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