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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

  • 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

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2020

  • 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

    September 29 @ 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 – Crawford County Caregiver Support Group

    Online support group to assist caregivers with developing coping methods and encouragement to maintain personal, physical and emotional health. Contact Heather to register 608-723-4288, heather.moore@alzwisc.org  

    September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

  • 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

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

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

  • ADAMS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

    Limited amount of in-person caregivers can attend this support group. Made to assist caregivers with developing coping methods and encouragement to maintain personal, physical and emotional health. To participate contact 608-516-6248 Nancy.Thacker@alzwisc.org  

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

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

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

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Participate in Online/In-person Education Programs

  • Online: ABC’s of Alzheimer’s & Dementia

    Click to see ABC’s Flyer Enhance your understanding of the disease, how it affects those who have it, and how to effectively deal with it day-to-day. This is a free online program and open to the public. Once you’ve registered you will receive a Zoom video invite. Co-presented with SSM

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Online: 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. Monday, October 5 1:00-2:30pm (RSVP by Sept. 28) Teena Monk-Gerber, ADAW Dementia Outreach Specialist for Rock & Green Counties, is offering online programs at no cost. Make reservations by calling 608-843-3544

    October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Communications Tips & Strategies

    Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. RSVP by October 5. A free in-person program with a limit of 9 participants. To register contact Kristine Biesenthal: 920-294-4100 kristine.biesenthal@alzwisc.org Dementia Specialist for Green Lake, Marquette & Waushara Counties.    

    October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Online: 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. Programs are funded by individuals and community sponsors as a service for you. Register by Oct. 7 to receive a zoom invite and pre-registration interview. Contact Nancy Thacker, 608-516-6249 nancy.thacker@alzwisc.org

    October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Online: End of Life with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

    Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages. Programs are funded by individuals and community sponsors as a service for you.   Register by Oct. 10   To register contact Teena Monk-Gerber: 608-843-3544 teena.monk-gerber@alzwisc.org Dementia Specialist for

    October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Latest Coronavirus Updates

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