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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

  • 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

    January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2021

    An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 2021

  • REEDSBURG 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 2nd Thursday To participate contact 608-742-9055, Janet.Wiegel@alzwisc.org

    January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2021

  • ONLINE: Dane County Caregiver Support Group

    As your local Dementia Outreach Specialist, I am able to connect with you by phone, email or Zoom. 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

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

  • 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

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    One event on February 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    One event on February 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    One event on March 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    One event on April 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

  • Green Lake County Caregiver Support Group

    For family, friends and other persons who are caring for an adult loved one with a chronic illness. Ask questions • Share tips • Learn problem-solving techniques • Find out about resources • Discover you are not alone Partnership with Green Lake County Dept. of Aging On-site respite is no

    January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2021

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Participate in Online/In-person Education Programs

  • Online: Is It Time for Facility Care?

    ONLINE PROGRAM Review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. Tuesday, January 26th 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm To join follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85740184369 Any questions please contact the Dementia Outreach Specialist, Heather Moore at 608-723-4288 or heather.moore@alzwisc.org Download the Flyer: facility care january presentation

    January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Online: Boost Your Brain Health

    Learn about how your brain works and get the latest tips on improving brain health. This program features brain basics as well as scientifically rooted nutritional and lifestyle advice. Monday, February 1, 2021 1pm – 2:30pm Register by: 1/25/2021 Teena Monk-Gerber is your Dementia Outreach Specialist for Rock & Green

    February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Diversity Series

    Black History Month: Celebrating Our African American History Presenter: Charlie Daniel, Safe Communities of Madison – Dane County Register here http://bit.ly/3akleo6 For questions contact Barbara.McKinney@alzwisc.org

    February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Memory Café

    A memory café is a welcoming group of friends, family, and persons with memory loss/cognitive changes most often caused by Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Each meeting we gather to socialize and do brain-enhancing activities. Our virtual memory cafes are an opportunity to continue meeting so we stay socially connected

    February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 12, 2021

  • Dementia Outreach Specialist Q&A Panel

    A chance for caregivers and those diagnosed to get answers to their questions. For computer access, click link below. For phone access, dial tollfree 833-548-0276 and enter Zoom meeting ID: 837-4913-6768. Click on this link at the time of presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83 749136768 For questions contact Teena Monk-Gerber: 608-843-3544 teena.monk-gerber@alzwisc.org Dementia

    February 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 12, 2021 at 10:30 am

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Latest Coronavirus Updates

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