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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:
Janet Wiegel, PAC, CDS:  608-742-9055 or 608-697-2838 (cell phone) Email
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

    April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Online-ADULT CHILD CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

    Adult children of parents with Alzheimer’s and other dementias to develop coping methods and gain support. Monthly on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday • 6:30pm-8:00pm Contact Noreen to register 608-661-0463 Noreen.Kralapp@alzwisc.org

    April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • SPRING GREEN CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

    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. Monthly on the 4th Monday To participate contact 608-742-9055, Janet.Wiegel@alzwisc.org

    April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Grant County Caregivers Support Group

    Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there. To join click on the link below https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82401223204?pwd=c1pJR2Nyc2hXL3VwZjlsVGFDZjRnUT09 Meeting ID: 824 0122 3204 Passcode: 794627 For questions contact ADAW Dementia Outreach Specialist, Heather Moore LPN, CDP at

    April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 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

    May 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Participate in Online/In-person Education Programs

  • Home Safety and Dementia – Online

    Get tips to help you and your loved one stay safely and independently in your own home. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Two Times Available: 10:00 – 11: 30 am with Teena Monk-Gerber 1:00 – 2:30 pm with Janet Wiegel Register: 10:00 AM- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOmqqT8vGdTRu0UAE5S3ytYr984C1ftW 1:00 PM- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrf-ypqj8tHde4QG_GkAlcBnAPi95yTcz3 Teena Monk-Gerber, CSW, MSE

    April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Home Safety and Dementia – Online

    Get tips to help you and your loved one stay safely and independently in your own home. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Two Times Available: 10:00 – 11: 30 am with Teena Monk-Gerber 1:00 – 2:30 pm with Janet Wiegel Register: 10:00 AM- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOmqqT8vGdTRu0UAE5S3ytYr984C1ftW 1:00 PM- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrf-ypqj8tHde4QG_GkAlcBnAPi95yTcz3 Teena Monk-Gerber, CSW, MSE

    April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Is it Time for Facility Care? – Online

    It can be difficult to know when to begin looking for facility care for a loved one. In this program, staff will review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1 pm – 2:30 pm with Janet Wiegel Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/yd6vozg8

    April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • End of Life and Dementia – Online

    Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages. Thursday, April 29 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Please Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89260637570?pwd=U2FxcXN0Kz-JTWFN1QTBZSVFKOUdDdz09 Meeting ID: 892 6063 7570 Passcode: 353507 For more information contact: Heather Moore, LPN, CDP Dementia Outreach Specialist

    April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Creative Engagement – Online

    Tuesday, May 4th 10-11:30 am with Teena Monk-Gerber 1-2:30 pm with Janet Wiegel For more information contact: Teena.Monk-Gerber@alzwisc.org Janet.Wiegel@alzwisc.org

    May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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