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Education and program calendar

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Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education


Family Caregiver Education

Learn about topics of interest to families and friends of those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Free; no registration required unless noted.

Crawford County

Understand & Responding to Behavior Changes
Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.

Wednesday, June 21
1:00 - 2:00 p.m..
Crawford County Administration Building
225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien

For questions contact Becky DeBuhr, 608.723.4288.


Dane County

The Caregiving Journey: Middle Stage Dementia
An intensive program for family members caring for someone with middle stage dementia.

Wednesday, May 3 - May 24
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Pre-registration and an informational interview required prior to attending. To learn more contact Pat Wilson, 608.232.3406.

Alzheimer's & Dementia: First Steps for Families
Learn about dementia-related diseases, what families can do, and resources to help.

Monday, June 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Rd., Monona

Family Dynamics in the Dementia Journey
Discover ways dementia impacts families and the value of recognizing and accepting each person's strengths and weaknesses as caregivers.

Monday, July 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Rd., Madison

Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get program-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.

Wednesday, July 26
10:00 a.m.
Stoughton Hospital, Bryant Health Education Center A
900 Ridge St., Stoughton

Wednesday, July 26
6:00 p.m.
Stoughton Library
304 S. 4th St., Stoughton

Is it time for facility care?
Review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care.

Monday, August 14
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Rd., Monona

View a complete list of 2017 monthly family education programs for Dane County.


Grant County

Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.

Wednesday, May 24
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Dickeyville Community Center
500 East Ave., Dickeyville

For questions contact Becky DeBuhr, 608.723.4288.


Memory Cafés

The goal of the Memory Café is to provide a relaxed environment in which persons with mild cognitive impairment and their family members can enjoy the company of others facing similar challenges and learn, laugh and visit together. Activities are chosen (and sometimes led) by participants; some with the whole group and some in smaller groups depending on interests. Examples include: Tai Chi to improve balance, discussing artwork, creative projects, games, guest presenters on an array of subjects, storytelling and simply sharing among friends.

There is no charge for participation, although donations are welcomed to offset costs. Anyone who requires assistance to participate must be accompanied by someone who can provide that support.

Times and locations may change. Call 608.232.3400 to confirm.

 

Westfield Memory Café

First Wednesday of each month
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Westfield Village Hall
124 E. 3rd St., Westfield

In partnership with the Aging & Disability Resource Center serving Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties. Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Dodgeville Memory Café

First Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Stonefield Apartments Community Room
407 East Madison St., Dodgeville 

Contact Deanna Truedson at 608.843.3402 for more information.

 

Waunakee Memory Café *

First Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Steeplechase Condominiums Clubhouse
5636 Conway Glen, Waunakee

*Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Dementia Friendly Waunakee and Waunakee Senior Center. Call 608.849.8385 or 608.849.8547 for more information.

 

Middleton Memory Café

First Friday of each month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Captain Bill's Restaurant
2701 Century Harbor Rd, Middleton

Contact Pat Wilson at 608.232.3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

 

Mount Horeb Memory Café *

Second Tuesday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
310 W. Main St., Mount Horeb

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church. Call 608.437.8733 for more information.

 

Platteville Memory Cafe

Second Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Park Place Community Room
1015 N. Elm St., Platteville

Sponsored by Park Place Senior Living. Contact Becky DeBuhr at 608.723.4288 for more information.

 

Sun Prairie Neighborhood Memory Café *

Second Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Colonial Club Senior Center
301 Blankenheim Ln., Sun Prairie

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by the Colonial Club Senior Center. Call 608.837.4611 for more information.

 

Sauk City Memory Café

Third Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Sauk Prairie Community Center
Cafe Connections
730 Monroe St., Sauk City

Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Portage Memory Café

Fourth Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Richland Center Memory Café

Fourth Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Woodman Senior Center
1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center

Contact Becky DeBuhr at 608.723.4288 for more information.

 

DeForest Memory Café *

Fourth Friday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
505 N. Main St., DeForest

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center. Call 608.846.9469 for more information.

 

Young Onset Memory Café (65 & under) **

Fourth Saturday of each month
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI
2nd Floor Conference Room
517 N. Segoe Rd., Madison

** The Young Onset Memory Cafe is potluck style. Please contact ADAW prior to attending.

Contact Pat Wilson at 608.232.3406 for more information.

 

Sinsinawa Memory Café *

Last Thursday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa

* Affiliated with ADAW. Contact Coni LaBarbera, Pastoral Minister Sinsinawa Dominicans, Inc., at 608.748.4411 Ext. 188.

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Programs in the Community

Boost Your Brain Health: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's & dementia

Current research indicates that lifestyle choices have significant impact on long term brain health. In this program you will learn how the brain works, tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia. This program features information about current research, scientifically-rooted nutritional and lifestyle advice as well as fun brain teasers and take come material. Free- no registration necessary unless stated.

There are no Boost Your Brain Health programs scheduled at this time.

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease & dementia? In this program you will learn the answer to that question as well as what causes dementia and receive practical things you can do, whether you are concerned about yourself, a loved one, or are just interested in helping others who are impacted by memory challenges. Free-no registration necessary unless stated.

There are no Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia programs scheduled at this time.

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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We All Forget: Is it normal aging or should I be concerned?

We all forget names occasionally and misplace keys and wallets. Our brain may not seem as sharp as it once was but not all memory glitches signify the start of a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s. With growing awareness of the importance of having memory disorders diagnosed early, come learn what is normal for our brains as we age, how our memories work, and what we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

There are no We All Forget programs scheduled at this time.

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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Crossing Bridges

A four-week educational discussion group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their primary care partner.

Crossing Bridges can help people learn coping skills, enhance their family communication, and give some guidance toward developing future plans.

For those who complete Crossing Bridges, we offer the Learning Among Friends support group as well as an opportunity to participate in Meeting of Minds.

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