ADAW Executive Assistant Vicki Hodel is the Energizer Bunny of the Madison office. Her days start at 4:30 a.m., as she has several animals to care for including horses, cats and dogs. When she’s not filling the needs of her furry friends, Vicki strives to meet the needs of all […]
Source: National Institute on Aging Late afternoon and early evening can be difficult for some people with Alzheimer’s disease. They may experience sundowning—restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion that can begin or worsen as daylight begins to fade—often just when tired caregivers need a break. Sundowning can continue into the night, making it hard […]
“Do not ask me to remember…” That’s the beginning of a poem that lives in a frame on the wall of Carolyn Scheuerell’s room at Park Place Assisted Living. “Just remember that I need you / That the best of me is gone / Please don’t fail to stand beside […]
Westfield Memory Café participants enjoyed the morning decorating cookies—reminiscing about their most memorable Christmas while listening to festive holiday music. On behalf of Dementia Outreach Specialist Kristine Biesenthal, thank you to Brooke & Dawn from Our House Senior Living in Portage for donating the 225 cutout cookies for today’s event! […]
#GivingTuesday is a great time to Join the #AlzWisc Journey! The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin helps over 100 people per day—but we can’t do it without your support. Your donations enable the ADAW to provide education, programs, services, resources, and in-person consultations for free in communities throughout Wisconsin. To make a #GivingTuesday donation, […]
Wisconsin faces a dementia crisis, officials and advocates say. Statewide, 17% of people are age 65 or older, higher than the national average of 16%. The state’s population continues to age, especially in the rural north, where more than 25% of residents are 65 or older in nine counties.
The ADAW helps over 100 people per day—but we can’t do it without your support. Please consider paying it forward this Giving Tuesday and donating to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Your donations allow the ADAW to provide free education, programs, services, resources and in-person consultations to people […]
As we start the long Thanksgiving weekend, we often have our minds on details: menus; recipes; ingredients; and visitors. That’s part of the fun, right? But at the core, we go through the effort because we are thankful for the people and for the things in our lives. To that […]
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin's Program Director Becky DeBuhr specializes in developing innovative dementia programs for individuals and for their families—translating the "difficult to the do-able.