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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

Understanding Alzheimer's Workshop

Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch


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.

Monday, February 4
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2727 E. Washington Ave., Madison

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 7
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Tuesday, February 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Meadowridge Public Library
5726 Raymond Rd., Madison

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

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

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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Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch

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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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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss Workshop

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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 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

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.

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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