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CALM: Tips for Caregivers

We all experience stress in our lives, and everyone reacts to and copes with stress in their own way. What is stressful for one person may not be stressful for someone else. CALM is a method used to minimize stress, anxiety and depression.

CALM: Coronavirus Tips for caregivers from caregiversCreate Over Consume

Spend more time creating than consuming. If you are strug­gling today try to create a new normal until this passes.

CALM: COVID-19 Tips for caregivers from caregiversAction Focused

Try immediate problem-solving to work on calming down the emotional response in your body. Challenge yourself to focus on what you can control.

CALM: Coronavirus Tips for caregivers from caregiversLean In and Learn

Lean in with curiosity to learn. Go to the greater experience of what you are going through.

CALM: COVID-19 Tips for caregivers from caregiversMove Forward

Move forward by taking incremental steps forward daily. Recreate actions daily that are normal to you. Move your body every day.

Five Simple Caregiver Tips

Recorded Education Programs

Protecting The Well-Being Of Our Communities

From Our Executive Director:
Out of an abundance of caution and consideration of CDC guidelines related to this virus and the population we serve, the ADAW has made the decision to review per county what programs will be in-person and online. Please see our available programs at the bottom of this column.

SEE RESPONSE LETTER 👉: https://conta.cc/2U5xgrA

MAIN OFFICE: (888) 308-6251 | support@alzwisc.org

We’re available 8:30am – 4:30pm to provide you support.

Your Dementia Outreach Specialists

ADAW Dementia Outreach Specialists have been working hard in your community. We are here for you.
Newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3aCyVv7

DANE COUNTY:
Noreen Kralapp: 608-661-0463 | noreen.kralapp@alzwisc.org
(Diversity Coordinator) Barbara McKinney, 608-204-9789, barbara.mckinney@alzwisc.org

CRAWFORD, GRANT, IOWA, LAFAYETTE & RICHLAND COUNTIES:
Heather Moore: 608-723-4288 | heather.moore@alzwisc.org

COLUMBIA & SAUK COUNTIES:
Jeff Hamm: 608-697-2838  | jeff.hamm@alzwisc.org

GREEN LAKE, MARQUETTE, & WAUSHARA COUNTIES:
Kristine Biesenthal: 920-294-4100 | kristine.biesenthal@alzwisc.org

GREEN & ROCK COUNTIES:
Teena Monk-Gerber: 608-843-3544 | teena.monk-gerber@alzwisc.org

ADAMS & JUNEAU COUNTIES:
Nancy Thacker: 608-516-6248 | nancy.thacker@alzwisc.org

Participate in an Online Support Group

  • Young-Onset Caregiver Support Group

    When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Young-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often “This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it”? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What resources are available to help? Join this support group to get answers and

    November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 2021

    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2021

  • Online: Rock County Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Tele/Virtual support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through scheduled meetings. Held via computer or telephone to accommodate individuals who are unable to travel to a meeting site, these groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage them to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. First

    November 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 5, 2021

  • Online: Meeting of Minds

    The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance hosts educational seminars regularly as part of our mission to support individuals and families who live with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This series is designed as a memory enhancement program for memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias to help maximize cognitive function and

    November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 22, 2020

  • ONLINE – Men’s Caregiver Support Group

    Online (by computer and telephone) support group that offers a safe place for participants to share, gain new insights and coping skills, and be encouraged to maintain their own health. Monthly on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm To participate contact Jeff Hamm jeff.hamm@alzwisc.org

    November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 1, 2020

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 17, 2021

    One event on November 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on October 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on December 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on January 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    One event on February 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2021

  • Online: Rock County Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Tele/Virtual support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through scheduled meetings. Held via computer or telephone to accommodate individuals who are unable to travel to a meeting site, these groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage them to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. First

    November 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 5, 2021

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Participate in Online/In-person Education Programs

  • Communication Tips & Strategies

    Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. RSVP by October 30. A free in-person program with a limit of 9 participants. Partnership with Waushara County Dept. of Aging. Located in Waushara County Courthouse, 209 S. St. Marie St., Wautoma, Demonstration Room, LL To register contact

    November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Online: Caregiving Journey

    An interactive program for family members caring for someone with middle-stage dementia designed to increase understanding of the effects of dementia; gain insights into their strengths and weaknesses as caregivers; enhance problem-solving skills and develop an individualized care plan. Must be able to attend all 4 sessions. RSVP for this

    November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

  • Online: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    CLICK LINK TO READ FLYER To register contact the Rock County Council on Aging 608-757-5309

    November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

  • Online: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Conference

    CLICK LINK TO READ FLYER To register contact Teena Monk-Gerber by November 2. 608-843-3544 teena.monk-gerber@alzwisc.org Dementia Specialist for Green & Rock Counties.

    November 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Online: Diversity Series

    Social Determinants of Health Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Conditions (e.g., social, economic, and physical) in these various environments and settings

    November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Latest Coronavirus Updates

Everyone here at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin want to extend our sincere thanks for the ongoing support you have for our agency. We have been working hard to adjust to

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