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Education and program calendar

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Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

Legal and Financial Planning Seminar


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.

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

Tuesday, June 11 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Meadowridge Public Library, 5726 Raymond Rd., Madison

Monday, June 24 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St., Prairie du Sac

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

Thursday, March 28 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Adams Community Center, 569 N. Cedar St., Adams

Tuesday, April 9 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Meadowridge Public Library, 5726 Raymond Rd., Madison

Tuesday, May 28 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Wednesday, May 29 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wautoma Public Library, 410 W. Main St., Wautoma

Monday, June 3 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Wednesday, June 19 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
ADRC of Marquette County, 428 Underwood Ave., 2nd floor, Montello

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Communication Tips & Strategies
Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia.

Thursday, March 21 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, Conference Room
125 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

Monday, March 25 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Senior Center, 125 N. Dickason Blvd., Columbus

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

Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library - Lower Level, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

Tuesday, March 26 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Berlin Public Library, 121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Thursday, April 25 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Adams Community Center, 569 N. Cedar St., Adams

Tuesday, June 18 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Agrace Hospice Facility, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville

Wednesday, June 26 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wautoma Public Library, 410 W. Main St., Wautoma

Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
ADRC of Marquette County, 428 Underwood Ave., 2nd floor, Montello

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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.

Tuesday, March 19 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Agrace Hospice Facility, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville

Tuesday, April 23 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Oak Park Place, 800 Waldo St., Baraboo

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

Tuesday, April 16 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Agrace Hospice Facility, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville

Wednesday, April 24 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wautoma Public Library, 410 W. Main St., Wautoma

Wednesday, May 22 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
ADRC of Marquette County, 428 Underwood Ave., 2nd floor, Montello

Thursday, May 23 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Adams Community Center, 569 N. Cedar St., Adams

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Legal and Financial Planning Seminar
Receive a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider when planning for the future. Learn about basic estate planning, advance directives, wills/trusts, guardianship, funeral pre-planning, medical assistance, long-term care insurance, and ways to pay for care.

Tuesday, April 2 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ford’s Gathering, 609 W. Water St., Princeton
Presenter: Attorney Jennifer Koeppl, Koeppl Law Offices

Wednesday, June 12 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Marquette County UW - Extension Demo Room 112A
480 Underwood Ave., Montello
Presenter: Attorney Jennifer Koeppl, Koeppl Law Offices

Registration requested. Contact Kristine Biesenthal, 920.294.4100, to RSVP. Light refreshments and handouts included.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers
An educational program for family caregivers designed to help them care for themselves while caring for a relative or friend.

Wednesdays: March 13 - April 17
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Hatch Public Library, 111 W. State St., Mauston

Free. Registration required. To RSVP call Nancy Thacker at 608.516.6248

Thursdays: April 4 - May 9 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Berlin Public Library, 2nd floor, 121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Free. Registration required. Call 920.294.4100 to register. Respite care available. Inquire at time of registration.

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Safety at Home
Get tips to help you and your loved one stay safely and independently in your own home.

Monday, April 1 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library, 2727 E. Washington Ave., Madison

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

Thursday, April 18 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound Center, 585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa

Thursday, April 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Richland Center Community Center
1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center

Wednesday, May 15 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library - Lower Level, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

Tuesday, May 21 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Agrace Hospice Facility, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville

Thursday, June 20 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Prairie du Chien Memorial Library - Conference Room
125 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

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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 home material. Free- no registration necessary unless stated.

There are no 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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Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver
A special presentation with former
Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber

Join ADAW and Schreiber, author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver,
to hear him share his caregiving experiences.

Free. No registration required.

Thursday, April 4 | 1:30 p.m.
Markesan Resident Home, 1130 N. Margaret St., Markesan

Sponsored by ADAW, Green Lake County Department of Aging, Markesan Resident Home, North Terrace Assisted Living, Always There Home Care

Thursday, April 11 | 10:00 a.m.
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

Sponsored by the Crawford County Dementia Care Network

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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 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. Free-no registration necessary unless stated.

Tuesday, March 26 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Beloit Senior Center - Grinnell Hall, 631 Bluff St., Beloit

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.

Wednesday: April 17 - May 8
Waunakee Senior Center, 333 S. Madison St., Waunakee

An informational interview is required prior to attending. Contact Noreen Kralapp, 608.661.0463, for more information.

Thursdays: May 2 - May 23
Sinsinawa Mound Center, 585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa

An informational interview is required prior to attending. Contact Dementia Outreach Specialist Heather Moore, 608.723.4288.

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