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Education and program calendar

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Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

Powerful Tools for Caregivers


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.

View full schedule for Dane County monthly education

View full schedule for Columbia/Sauk County monthly education

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

Tuesday, May 29
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Oak Park Place
800 Waldo St., Baraboo

Alzheimer's & Dementia:
Resources & supports at each stage

Understand memory loss, cognitive impairment and dementias, what to do if concerned and resources and supports available.

Monday, September 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library, lower level
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

Communication tips & strategies
Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia.

Monday, July 9
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Middleton Public Library, lower level
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

Tuesday, September 25
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Oak Park Place
800 Waldo St., Baraboo

Communication & emotion in late stage
Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions.

Thursday, May 17
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Richland Center Community Center
1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center

Monday, June 11
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Monday, November 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library, lower level
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

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.

Tuesday, October 30
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

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.

Wednesday, June 27
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Crawford County Administration Building
225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien

Thursday, July 26
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Richland Center Community Center
1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center

Tuesday, August 21
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Monday, December 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison

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

Tuesday, June 26
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Community Hospital- Diamond Room
1515 Park Ave., Columbus

Monday, August 13
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Tuesday, November 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sauk City Library
515 Water St., Sauk City

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

Tuesday, July 24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
West Square Building - Room B24
505 Broadway St., Baraboo

Monday, October 8
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison


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.

Monday, May 21
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Montello Library
128 Lake Ave., Montello

Tuesday, May 22
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wautoma WWII Veterans Memorial Building
440 W. Main St., Wautoma

Thursday, May 24
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Tuesday, June 5
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Baraboo Senior Center
124 2nd St. #24, Baraboo

Wednesday, June 20
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Scoville Center Apartments
545 Public Ave., Beloit
Parking available in the back parking lot of Domenico’s Restaurant.

Tuesday, June 26
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Adams County Community Center
569 N. Cedar St., Adams

Tuesday, July 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hatch Public Library
111 W. State Street, Mauston

Tuesday, July 10
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Wednesday, August 22
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Senior Connections
Mercy Health Mall - Community Education Room
1010 N. Washington St. Janesville

Wednesday, August 22
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

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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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

An educational program designed to help family caregivers care for themselves while caring for a loved one.

Mondays, June 4 – July 9
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
ADRC of Marquette County
428 Underwood Ave., Room #151, Montello

Free. $20 for caregiver help book
Call the ADRC, 855.440.2372, to register and to inquire about in-home respite.

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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.

Tuesday, June 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Monday, July 9
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Montello Library
128 Lake Ave., Montello

Thursday, July 19
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Tuesday, July 24
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wautoma WWII Veterans Memorial Building
440 W. Main St., Wautoma

Tuesday, August 7
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Baraboo Senior Center
124 2nd St. #24, Baraboo

Thursday, September 20
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Adams Community Center
569 N. Cedar St., Adam

Wednesday, November 7
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

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.

Wednesday, May 23
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Scoville Center Apartments
545 Public Ave., Beloit

Parking available in the back parking lot of Domenico’s Restaurant.

Monday, June 11
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Montello Library
128 Lake Ave., Montello

Thursday, June 14
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Tuesday, June 26
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wautoma WWII Veterans Memorial Building
440 W. Main St., Wautoma

Tuesday, July 10
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Baraboo Senior Center
124 2nd St. #24, Baraboo

Wednesday, August 8
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Adams Community Center
569 N. Cedar St., Adams

Tuesday, August 21
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Wednesday, September 26
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Senior Connections
Mercy Health Mall - Community Education Room
1010 N. Washington St., Janesville

Wednesday, October 10
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

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

An 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.

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