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Education and program calendar

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Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

ABC's of Alzheimer's & Dementia

Legal & Financial Plannig Seminars

Understanding & Coping with the Challenges of Alzheimer's workshop


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.

Dane County

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

Monday, November 13
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Rd., Madison

End of Life and Dementia
Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.

Monday, December 11
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Monona Pubic Library
1000 Nichols Rd., Monona

View Dane Family Education brochure.

Grant County

Making Holidays Enjoyable and Meaningful
Life changes that occur on the dementia journey can make holiday preparations difficult. Learn ways to keep cheer in the holidays and savor them too.

Tuesday, November 7
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Boscobel Care & Rehab
207 Parker St., Boscobel


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 Rachel Olson at 608.232.3403 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

** Please contact Pat Wilson at 608.232.3406 or support@alzwisc.org prior to attending.

 

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

ABC's of Alzheimer's & Dementia

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) and Mayo Clinic are partnering to offer a two-part education series in Prairie du Chien. The program, for families, friends and caregivers of persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, is designed to enhance understanding of the disease; how it affects those who have it; and how to effectively deal with it day-to-day.

Session I will be presented on the medical aspects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia by Thomas Loepfe, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System/Franciscan Healthcare. Dr. Loepfe will explain the various types of dementia – including symptoms, diagnosis, disease progression, and treatment options – in language we can all understand.

Session II will focus on the experience of dementia and how it affects a person’s functioning; how to best help the person maintain function and quality of life; and resources and support available to help. Becky DeBuhr, Outreach Specialist with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, will present this session.

Tuesdays, October 3 & 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Crawford County Administration Building
225 N. Beaumont Rd,. Prairie du Chien

No fee. RSVP requested. Call Crawford County ADRC, 608.326.0235, to register.

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Legal & Financial Planning Seminar

A seminar for families that provides a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another dementia.

Learn basic estate planning, advance directives, wills/trusts, guardianship, Medicaid eligibility and asset preservation, long-term care insurance, ways to pay for care, and answers to your questions.

Tuesday, October 17
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Waunakee Senior Center
333 S. Madison St., Waunakee

Presented by Attorney Chris Schmidt, Boardman & Clark, LLP
Registration requested. Call 608.232.3400 to RSVP.

Wednesday, October 18
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Columbus Area Senior Center
125 N. Dickason Blvd., Columbus

Presented by Attorney Jeffrey Clark, Boardman & Clark, LLP
Registration requested. Call 608.232.3400 to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 24
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Upland Hills Hospital
800 Compassion Way, Dodgeville

Presented by Attorney Wayne Wilson, Wilson Law Group
Registration requested. Call 608.232.3400 to RSVP.

Monday, November 6
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Crawford County Administration Building
225 N. Beaumont Rd,. Prairie du Chien

Presented by Attorney Jeffrey Clark Boardman & Clark, LLP
Registration requested. Call 608.326.0235 to RSVP.

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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.

Thursday, November 2
1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Mineral Point Public Library
Conference Room
137 High St., Mineral Poin
t

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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Understanding and Coping with the Challenges of Alzheimer's & Dementia workshop

A workshop for family members, direct-care workers and professionals.

Sessions include:
An Overview of Sleep, Dementia and Memory presented by Dr. Steven Barczi, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver presented by former WI Governor Martin Schreiber
Take a Moment for Yourself: The Importance of Self Care Among Caregivers presented by Lori Phelps, PHD, Monroe Clinic, Behavioral Health
Activities for Dementia "Key to Quality of Life" presented by Suanne Zimmerman.

Wednesday, November 15
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church
2227 4th St., Monroe

Lunch included. Registration required. Register by: Wednesday, November 8

Fee: $30 for professionals & direct care workers;
Family caregivers may attend at no cost courtesy of ADRC.

Respite care available at no cost through Hand in Hand Adult Day Center. Contact Morgan Kennison, 608.328.9499, by Wed., Nov. 8.

View printable brochure.

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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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