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Education and program calendar

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Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

Legal & Financial Planning Seminar

Powerful Tools

Understanding & Coping with 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Thursday, October 18
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hatch Public Library
111 W. State St., Mauston
Presenter: Attorney Jeff Clark, Boardman & Clark LLP

Tuesday, October 23
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wyndham Garden - Capitol Room
2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg
Presenter: Attorney Chris Schmidt, Boardman & Clark LLP

Wednesday, October 24
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Schreiner Memorial Library
113 W Elm St, Lancaster
Presenter: Attorney John Haslam, Wilson Law Group

Tuesday, October 30
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Monroe Public Library
925 16th Ave., Monroe
Presenter: Attorney John Haslam, Wilson Law Group

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

Participants will learn to:

Class meets for 90 MINUTES once per week for six weeks.

Wednesdays: September 12 – October 17, 2018
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
335 W. Prairie St., Wautoma
Cost: FREE; pre-registration required
Call 920.294.4100 to register. Need respite? Inquire at time of registration.
View flyer.

Tuesdays: October 9 - November 13, 2018
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Adams County Community Center
569 N. Cedar St., Adams
Cost: FREE; pre-registration required
Call Nancy Thacker, 608.516.6248, to inquire and RSVP.
Need respite? Inquire at time of registration.
View flyer.

Understanding and coping with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church
2227 4th Street, Monroe

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance, the Aging & Disability Resource Center and Monroe Clinic partner to offer family members, direct care workers and professionals an opportunity to learn the latest information and resources that can help you face this growing health epidemic. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and person centered care through informative and interactive presentations.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan McFadden, co-founder of Fox Valley Memory Project, presenting Living Well with Dementia

Keeping it Real - The Truths & Myths about Alzheimer’s Treatments
Presented by Dr. Joshua Morrison & Cindy Keller, MSW, CAPSW, Monroe Clinic

Getting Your Financial House in Order/ Advance Directives
Presented by Ron Spielman and Cindy Klein, Monroe Clinic

Breakout sessions offered for family caregiver and professionals. ADAW Outreach Specialist Heather Moore will present Let’s Talk Caregiver to Caregiver

Cost is $30 for professionals and direct care workers. Family caregivers may attend courtesy of the Aging & Disability Resource Center(ADRC). Lunch is included. Register by Thursday, November 1, 2018. 

On-sight Respite Care is available at no cost through the Hand in Hand Adult Day Center. Contact 608-328-9499 to make arrangements by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

View registration form.

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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.

Tuesday, November 6
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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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.

Wednesday, October 17
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Oak Park Place - Parker Hall
700 Myrtle Way, Janesville

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

Tuesday, January 8
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.

Tuesdays: October 9, 16, 23 & 30
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Café Hope and Unity
120 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien
An informational interview is required.
Contact Heather Moore, 608.723.4288, for details.

Wednesdays: October 31 & November 7
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Madison
An informational interview is required.
Contact Dementia Outreach Specialist Noreen Kralapp, 608.661.0463, for details.

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