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Caring For the One You Love
If your family member or friend has been diagnosed with some form of dementia, you will need to learn how to best support that person and help them live a full life. This involves a range of new or different caregiving responsibilities.

Although every situation is unique, there are caregiving tools that can help. Learning effective skills and strategies can enhance both your lives.

Contact us to find a listening ear and gentle guidance; get information and learn about resources and services to help you; find a support group; or set up a personal consultation to deal with any issues you may be facing. It’s important to take care of yourself.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin 
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 608-232-3400

Caregiver Resources
Consultations to help you give care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia
The ADAW can assist with all aspects of living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia:

  • Understanding the diagnosis
  • Accessing resources
  • Working with challenging behaviors
  • Developing problem-solving strategies
  • Planning for future care needs

Our trained, professional staff is available to provide confidential, invaluable support to people with memory loss and their families.

Support groups to help you give care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there.

Learn creative and caring problem-solving techniques, get informed about helpful resources, and hear about advances in research and advocacy. Discover you are not alone in the way you feel!

You may find that you can help others who are experiencing where you’ve already been. Remember, laughter, taking care of yourself, and planning for the future are essential to well-being.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Programs
The goal of these programs is to help families care for their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease or other irreversible dementia at home, and thereby avoid or forestall the high costs of institutional care.

They do this by helping families obtain and pay for goods and services, that are needed to provide good care for their loved ones at home.

About Caregiving

Caring for a person with memory loss or dementia can be rewarding but challenging. Often, the impact of dementia affects the quality of interactions.

Family and friends need to learn new skills and change the way they interact with the person to preserve dignity and confidence, enhance daily life, and create successful situations.

The following resource can help caregivers provide the best possible care while maintaining their own health and well-being.

10 Steps to Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are strategies, therapies, and treatments that can help manage the disease. The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance can be a guide and a support to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families as they learn about options and begin to plan for the future.

About Caregiving For Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias
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