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Education and program calendar

Programs and EventsEducation programs and events calendar

Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

An Evening with Martin Schrieber

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.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 - 3:00 p..m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 a..m.
Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, Conference Room
125 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

End of Life and Dementia
Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1:30 - 3:00 p..m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

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

Tueday, January 29, 2019
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Berlin Public Library
121 W. Park Ave., Berlin

Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver: A talk with Martin Schreiber
Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday, November 28
6:00 p.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by ADAW, Azura Memory Care, Beloit Public Library, and Community Action Inc.

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, January 22
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Berlin Senior Center
142 Water St., Berlin
Presenter: Attorney Jennifer Koeppl, Koeppl Law Offices

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

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

Tueday, January 29, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 p.m
Reedsburg Public Library
370 Vine St., Reedsburg

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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 currently no programs scheduled.

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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Portage Meal Site
111 E. Mullett St., Portage

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.

Tuesday, December 4
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Portage Meal Site
111 E. Mullett St., Portage

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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