THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA

Below are resources listed by category. 

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In this section you will find information regarding: this disease, local resources, caregiver programs, support groups, and wandering solutions. Review Safe and Healthy at Home to find assistance in your residence. Facilities offering early stage dementia respite care can provide help too. Check Memory/Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Facilities to locate long-term care.

CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Caregiver, educational, and informational programs and resources are listed.
 

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS
(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251
alzwisc.org

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: First Steps for Families: Learn about dementia-related diseases, what families can do, and resources to help.
Boost Your Brain Health: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s & dementia: Learn how the brain works and receive tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia through nutritional and lifestyle advice.
The Caregiving Journey:  An intensive program for family members caring for someone with middle- to late-stage dementia to increase understanding of the effects of dementia, gain insights into caregiver strengths and challenges, enhance problem-solving skills, and develop an individualized care plan.
Communication Tips and Strategies: Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia.
End of Life and Dementia: Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.
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.
Is it Time for Facility Care?: This program will review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care.
Legal and Financial Planning Workshop: A seminar for families providing a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementia.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the causes of dementia, and receive practical things you can do, whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one.
Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes: Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.
We All Forget: Is it normal aging or should I be concerned?: We all forget names occasionally and misplace keys and wallets. Learn what is normal for our brains as we age, how our memories work, and what we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Center
alz.org/care

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY
To become a dementia-friendly business or organization, the business or organization must commit to certain criteria, including training for management and 50 percent of their front-line employees, being open to discussions regarding environment changes (i.e. lighting, signage, layout, etc.), and undergoing an on-site visit/follow-up training on an annual basis to recertify its dementia-friendly status. For more information, please visit alzwisc.org.
 
COMMON GROUND
(608) 820-1010
commongroundmiddleton.com

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MIDDLETON
(608) 515-8663
facebook.com/dementiafriendlymiddleton

HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC
5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716
(608) 237-6673
receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com
hsbelderlaw.com

Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER
2000 N. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg 53959
(608) 524-6487
cmercer@ramchealth.org
ramchealth.com

Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC) is the third hospital in Wisconsin recognized as Dementia-Friendly. Over 68 percent of RAMC staff have been trained to recognize and assist individuals with dementia  and their families. RAMC “Going Beyond the Expected.” For more information about the Dementia-Friendly initiative at RAMC, please contact Tammy Koenecke at (608) 768-6249.

WILLY STREET CO-OP
(608) 251-6776 East
(608) 709-5445 North  
(608) 284-7800 West  
willystreet.coop
 
PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA ISSUES
 
ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN
(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251   
alzwisc.org

Memory Cafés: A social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends offering an opportunity to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Visit alzwisc.org for locations and times.
Crossing Bridges: Four-week educational support group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or are a primary care partner.
Meeting Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chi-based exercise.

VISITING ANGELS
6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719
(608) 819-0665
dteske@visitingangels.com
visitingangels.com

Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include  bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES
Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find assistance and respite in your residence.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN
3330 University Ave., Ste. 300, Madison 53705
(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251
support@alzwisc.org
alzwisc.org

The Alzheimer‘s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin provides hope for people facing Alzheimer’s or other dementias through education, support, and personalized guidance to understand the diseases, learn how to continue living a satisfying and rewarding life, and plan for the future. All donations stay local to support individuals and families in Wisconsin.

AZURA MEMORY CARE
1221 E. Main St., Stoughton 53589
(608) 873-8333
info@azuramemory.com
azuramemory.com

Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the dementia care experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care, and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®
3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A, Madison 53705
(608) 441-8620
brightstarcare.com/madison

BrightStar Care is your solution for all stages of dementia care. Whether you need respite, overnights, or round-the-clock care, our team of dementia specialists will work closely with you to create a customized plan of care for your loved one.

CROHN'S, COLITIS & IBD SUPPORT GROUP - STOUGHTON HOSPITAL
This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn
(608) 873-7928.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - STOUGHTON HOSPITAL
This group meets the second Monday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sonja
(608) 873-2356.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI
healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com
 
VISITING ANGELS
6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719
(608) 819-0665
dteske@visitingangels.com
visitingangels.com

Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include  bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC
7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100, Madison 53719
(608) 833-4001
mail@wilsonlawgroup.com
wilsonlawgroup.com

You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire, rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE
(608) 263-2862
wai.wisc.edu