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For Those with a Diagnosis

Social Programs

Social programs are places where those living with a diagnosis can feel connected to others who are going through similar experiences.​ Programs include Memory Cafés and Meeting of Minds.

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Multiple Dates & Locations

Memory Cafés

  • Lodi Memory Café
    Lodi Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Lodi Memory Café
    Apr 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Lodi, 601 Clark St, Lodi, WI 53555, USA
    A safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities.
  • Portage Memory Café
    Portage Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Portage Memory Café
    Apr 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Portage, 253 W Edgewater St, Portage, WI 53901, USA
    A safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities.
  • Sauk Memory Café
    Sauk Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Sauk Memory Café
    Apr 20, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Sauk City, 730 Monroe St, Sauk City, WI 53583, USA
    A safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities.
  • Virtual Memory Café
    Virtual Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Virtual Memory Café
    Apr 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online Program
    A Memory Café is an inclusive space where people living with dementia and their family care partners can relax, learn, be creative and socialize.
  • Reedsburg Memory Café
    Reedsburg Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Reedsburg Memory Café
    Apr 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Reedsburg, 2090 Ridgeview Dr, Reedsburg, WI 53959, USA
    A safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities.
  • Westfield Memory Café
    Westfield Memory Café
    Multiple Dates
    Westfield Memory Café
    Apr 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Westfield Village Hall, 124 E 3rd St, Westfield, WI 53964, USA
    A safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities.
  • End of Life and Dementia
    End of Life and Dementia
    Multiple Dates
    End of Life and Dementia
    Mar 29, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
    Online
    Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.
  • When Cares Become Personal
    When Cares Become Personal
    Multiple Dates
    When Cares Become Personal
    Mar 23, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online
    Learn everyday care approaches and techniques for those with a diagnosis. Look closely at activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, toileting, and bathing. Learn ways to communicate while providing cares.
  • Making the decision about Facility Care
    Making the decision about Facility Care
    Multiple Dates
    Making the decision about Facility Care
    Mar 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online
    At some point along the dementia journey, support from family, friends, and local programs may not be enough. Review items to consider when moving to facility care.
  • Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Multiple Dates
    Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Mar 09, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online
    This program is for those caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and having difficulties with behavior changes. Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.
  • Communication Tips and Strategies
    Communication Tips and Strategies
    Multiple Dates
    Communication Tips and Strategies
    Mar 06, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST
    Online
    If you are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and having difficulties communicating, this program is for you. Understand how dementia affects communication, how to carefully observe, listen and interact effectively with persons with dementia and learn practical strategies.
  • Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Multiple Dates
    Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Mar 03, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online
    In this program, we will cover the effects of dementia that impact safety. Learn how you can create a safe environment for your loved one at home.
  • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
    Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
    Multiple Dates
    Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
    Mar 02, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online
    What are the causes, warning signs, and risk factors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Learn practical steps you can take whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one.
  • End of Life and Dementia
    End of Life and Dementia
    Multiple Dates
    End of Life and Dementia
    Feb 23, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Online
    Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.
  • When Cares Become Personal
    When Cares Become Personal
    Multiple Dates
    When Cares Become Personal
    Feb 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online
    Learn everyday care approaches and techniques for those with a diagnosis. Look closely at activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, toileting, and bathing. Learn ways to communicate while providing cares.
  • Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Safety at Home for People with Dementia
    Feb 17, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online
    In this program, we will cover the effects of dementia that impact safety. Learn how you can create a safe environment for your loved one at home.
  • Making the decision about Facility Care
    Making the decision about Facility Care
    Multiple Dates
    Making the decision about Facility Care
    Feb 13, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online
    At some point along the dementia journey, support from family, friends, and local programs may not be enough. Review items to consider when moving to facility care.
  • Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Multiple Dates
    Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes
    Feb 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online
    This program is for those caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and having difficulties with behavior changes. Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.

Support Groups

Why join an early-stage support group?


To engage in facilitated discussions about the impact of living with early symptoms of dementia by sharing:

  • Experiences and learning from one another how to live the best life with dementia.

  • Laughs and receives help from each other through mutual understanding.

  • Tips and strategies for coping with the many changes connected with the disease.

Click to learn more about each support group:

  • Memorial & Tribute Gifts
    A tribute or memorial gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor a person’s life. Your gift to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin made in honor or memory of this special person ensures a legacy that extends far into the future. Learn More Here Visit the Memorial & Tribute Wall
  • Workplace Giving
    If you work for a company, organization, or the federal government, chances are you've had the opportunity to participate in a workplace giving program. Workplace giving campaigns can take many different forms, but they are typically annual, employer-sponsored programs that offer employees the opportunity to make a charitable contribution through recurring payroll deduction and other payment methods. Whether you pledge $1 or $50 per paycheck through workplace giving, your support can make all the difference when you combine your charitable contribution with the collective generosity of your peers and employees from companies all across Wisconsin, and the world.
  • Stocks and Mutual Fund Shares
    If you are an investor donating stock to ADAW makes good sense. Donating stock can potentially minimize taxes by getting a tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock, avoiding capital gains tax on the stock’s appreciation. And furthering ADAW’s mission. Stock transfers do not need to be complicated or expensive. If you wish to donate stock or mutual funds held in a brokerage account, give your broker the name of the stock that you wish to donate and the number of shares. Please have your broker call for current account information. If you include the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. Legal Name: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Address: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719 Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1679333
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
    If you are 70½ or older, you are eligible to make charitable gifts directly from your individual retirement account (IRA). These gifts satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year and reduce your taxable income, all while allowing you to give pretax dollars to ADAW. Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover: Satisfy your required minimum distribution Reduce your taxable income / avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000/year Avoid the 50% deduction limit on charitable gifts Provide permanent support for ADAW Please see “How to make an IRA rollover gift” on the attached PDF to make a gift through your IRA today.
  • Life Insurance
    Life insurance is one of the easiest ways to leave a legacy. If the policy premiums are complete, simply name Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin as beneficiary. If premium payments are needed, you may assign your insurance policy to ADAW and continue to make annual, tax-deductible contributions to cover the premium. When making your beneficiary designation, use the following: Legal Name: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Address: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719 Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1679333
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation
    Naming ADAW as beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401(k) or 403(b) is an economical alternative to family beneficiaries due to the taxes incurred by individual recipients. Completing a Statement of Intent [PDF] outlines the impact you would like to make through your future gift. When making your beneficiary designation, use the following: Legal Name: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Address: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719 Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1679333
  • Bequest in a Will
    Naming the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin as a beneficiary in your will allows you to support your charitable interests while retaining complete control of your assets during your lifetime. Bequests can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests, such as those to family members, are satisfied. When making your beneficiary designation, please use the following legal name and Tax Identification Number: Legal Name: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Address: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719 Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1679333 Sample Bequest Language: Share the sample bequest language for the ADAW with your estate planning attorney: "I give ($___)(___% of my estate) to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin, for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc (as an unrestricted gift) (to be used in support of....)."
  • Donor-Advised Funds
    Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support ADAW and other causes you love? A donor-advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you. Here's how it works. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization, such as a public foundation. You can then recommend, but not direct how much and how often money is granted to ADAW, sometimes as easily as using a Web portal (like Fidelity Charitable) You avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation. You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and record-keeping in one location. And maybe best of all, you feel good about having a legacy of giving. If you include the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. Legal Name: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Address: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719 Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1679333
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