We’re here to help in these challenging times.
Over 2020 our state, nation and world have suffered. It has been
a time of challenge that we have not experienced before. In the last eight months, the difficulties and needs that our caregivers and people with memory loss are experiencing grow exponentially. Our nation has lost people with dementia during these months at an alarming rate. Throughout these challenges, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin adapted and changed how we support and educate our communities. We moved much of our programming online, held small in-person groups during good weather and reached out to people by phone regularly to help to alleviate some of the adverse effects of isolation. Throughout it all, ADAW receives many stories of the great impact our services make in the lives of those we serve.
Don and Loretta’s story
Don is a caring husband to his wife, Loretta, of 55 years. Seven years ago, Loretta was diagnosed with dementia. Because of his participation in ADAW Men’s Support Group and Memory Café, Don has learned to be an advocate for his wife. Don continues to be her primary caregiver even though Loretta is in a memory care facility. “I want people to know and understand that a person with dementia can still be active, still have a quality of life,” says Don. He made sure her facility allowed her to have her quilting materials. “Seeing her happy, makes me happy”, Don states. “The ADAW gives me hope and makes me aware I am not alone on the journey.”
ADAW meets the unique needs of families and regions.
Because of your generosity, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is able to support Don and Loretta and many like them across 15 counties in Wisconsin. In 2020, the ADAW extended our services to the Amish community and diverse communities including African-Americans, Latinx and Hmong. By raising $100,000 by December 31st, the ADAW strives to support an additional 1,000 families in 2021.
Every dollar stays in Wisconsin.
We help your family, friends and neighbors. Be assured that 100% of your donation stays right here in Wisconsin.
Your Gift Will Truly Make a Difference.
Your donation builds a caring community.
By helping the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin reach our $100,000 year end goal, you contribute to care consultations, support groups, family and caregiver education and specialized programs for people with early, mid and late stage Alzheimer’s. In this critical time, the demand for our services have doubled in numbers from 2019. During the pandemic, finances have been strenuous for everyone, including the ADAW. We appreciate you considering our request for support at any level.