Library pitching in on dementia

The Duluth Public Library is working with Dementia Friendly Duluth to increase resources for people with dementia and their loved ones, according to a news release from the library.

Among them are memory kits for individuals in all stages of dementia, which can be checked out at the main library, 520 W. Superior St., and at the West Duluth branch, 5830 Grand Ave. The kits include interactive activities such as puzzles and games, CDs with soothing or memory-sparking music and a caregiver's guide.

At the Mount Royal branch library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle, an expert from the Alzheimer's Association will explain methods for communicating with those living with dementia. The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and include time for questions.

Coming later in the fall: showing of a documentary on younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, a talk on new developments in Alzheimer's research and a "Care for the Caregivers" presentation.

MNsure enrollment period announced

This year's enrollment period for health insurance through MNsure will take place from Nov. 1 through Dec. 23, the state agency announced. That's eight days longer than the federal enrollment period, which ends on Dec. 15.

Minnesotans will be able to view and compare 2020 plans beginning in mid-October.

Medicare classes offered

MN Citizens Federation NE is offering Medicare classes this Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., and Sept. 18 at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Each class will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per household. To register, call (218) 727-0207 or email admin@citizensfed.org.