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

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 - GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER
(920) 469-2110
alz.org/gwwi

ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM (AFCSP)
(920) 906-4792

MEMORY CAFÉ AT OSHKOSH COMMUNITY YMCA
(920) 230-8439
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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT
1800 Appleton Rd., Menasha 54952
(920) 225-1711
info@foxvalleymemoryproject.org
foxvalleymemoryproject.org
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Fox Valley Memory Project supports people living with dementia and their care partners. Programs include socialization opportunities, like memory cafés and special outings; caregiver education, support groups, and respite; referral services; and classes for people with early to mid memory loss.

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.

FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT
1800 Appleton Rd., Menasha 54952
(920) 225-1711
info@foxvalleymemoryproject.org
foxvalleymemoryproject.org
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Fox Valley Memory Project supports people living with dementia and their care partners. Programs include socialization opportunities, like memory cafés and special outings; caregiver education, support groups, and respite; referral services; and classes for people with early to mid memory loss.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE  
1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956
(920) 727-5555
valleyvna.org

We are dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate memory care. Our assisted-living and In-Home caregivers are trained in dementia care and provide programs, like Lyrics & Laughter™, Namaste, and other dementia-specific programs.

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM – SPARK! PROGRAM
(608) 264-6555
wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org
 
SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES

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.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER
(920) 469-2110
alz.org/gwwi