2023 DCAN Dementia Summit

You’re Invited to the Dementia Summit

Register to learn the latest advances in dementia prevention and research. Learn how you can delay, prevent or minimize dementia with guided risk assessment and risk reduction planning. All are welcome to attend!

Date & Time:

Thursday, May 4, 2023
9 am – 2:00 pm
(Exhibitors open at 7:30 am)


The Regency Venue
W St Germain St #912, St. Cloud, MN 56301
and virtually via Zoom

No Cost:

Event admission and boxed lunches are provided at no cost to attendees thanks D-CAN.

Summit Schedule

Exhibitor Hall Open

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome & Session 1

9:00 – 9:30 am

Session 2

9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 3

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Session 4

11:45 am – 1 pm

Discussion & Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Meet the Speakers

The conference will be moderated by Dr. Pat Zook, founder of D-CAN. Along with additional speakers to be announced soon.

Dr Zook

Dr. Patrick Zook, MD – Moderator

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and medically trained at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Zook and his wife, Penny have lived in St. Cloud since 1977. As a family physician there for over 40 years, he has seen and learned a lot from the great relationships he was privileged to enjoy with his family, patients, colleagues, and neighbors. These relationships and his own family’s dementia story with both his parents have instilled in him a passion to make sure that our community’s dementia care system provides the best care for our older adults living with dementia and for their families. His brother, sisters and he lived with the gaps in care that still exist today, but our community now has the power and talent to change that kind of story with our Central Minnesota Dementia Community Action Network (D-CAN) nonprofit. Our mission is to improve access to quality dementia care in our community. With the resounding community support we have felt so far, he is now very optimistic about our prospects for transformation to a better, more hopeful model of community dementia care that we have been working on for the past few years.

Become an Exhibitor

Dementia-related service/product providers are welcome to exhibit at the summit. Learn more about exhibiting at the link below. 

Become a Sponsor

Be part of a movement to provide quality dementia education to the community. Become a Summit sponsor.

Event Parking

There are multiple places attendees can park. 25 dedicated parking spots are behind The Regency. Free parking is available at St. Mary’s Church. Or, attendees can parking in the City of St. Cloud’s Paramount Ramp. If parking in the ramp, Summit attendees need to bring their stall # to our volunteer at check-in, and we can pay for your parking via the Park Mobile phone app.

Register for the Summit!

Central MN Dementia Community Action Network

Call: (320) 640-6726
Fax: (320) 774-1238
Email: contact@dcan-mn.org
Hours: by appointment only

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