ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s

 

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Understanding Dementia

 

Where to Start/Find Help

  • I am concerned about my memory.  The ADRC is able to offer free Memory Screens to adults.  A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory.  Book an appointment for yours today by the ADRC. 

  • Someone I know has/may have Dementia  Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Resources

  • I care for someone with Dementia. Caregiving can be a challenging and emotionally exhausting role, but you don’t have to do it alone.  Connect with our Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist at the ADRC.

  • Caregiver in-depth lessons, practical steps and guided support: Contact the ADRC for information about the Trualta program 262-833-8777.  Ask for caregiver support or visit  https://wisconsincaregiver.trualta.com/login  for more information on this valuable program.

  • Elopement Alert Form - Racine County Residents of  Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP)  The Racine County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a program that will aid Law Enforcement Officers in contacting and locating residents of Racine County with special needs.  The program can assist individuals with all types of special needs, such as, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and those with hearing and vision impairments.  By completing the attached form, you will provide the Sheriff’s department with crucial information that can assist in providing the best care during emergencies.  For additional questions, please call the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 262-886-2300.

 Autism/Alzheimer/Dementia Elopement Alert Form 

Connect to Local Resources

ADRC Directory of Dementia Care Resources

Advance Directives (Power of Attorney etc…)

Care Consultations with Alzheimer's Association Staff. Contact Felicia at 262-833-8777 to request an appointment at your convenience.

Caring for someone with dementia?  Check out the Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP). Call the ADRC 262-833-8777 for more information about the program.

Memory Café -comfortable, social gathering that allow people experiencing memory loss and a loved one to connect, socialize and build new support networks. 

Racine - Flyer     For information contact Felicia 262-833-8777  

Burlington - Flyer  For information contact Chad at 262-212-3596

SPARK  https://www.ramart.org/education/spark/  Discover FREE art experiences for people with memory loss and their caregivers at the RAM’s Wustum Museum and the Racine Art Museum.

Support Groups - Call the ADRC 262-833-8777 or see the Caregiver page for times and dates available.

 

Dementia Capable Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dementia Capable - A Guide for Family Caregivers

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia/families.htm  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides an online training for family caregivers on dementia related information and strategies to consider when providing care.  Also available in Spanish.

Wisconsin Dementia Friendly Communities 

 https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia/communities.htm

 

Information & Resources

  • Alzheimer’s Association Help Line  800-272-3900
    Local Chapter: Wisconsin Chapter
  • Alzheimers.gov     800-438-4380  https://www.alzheimers.gov/ Resources from the Administration for Community Living on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America  866-232-8484  http://alzfdn.org/  support, services and education for individuals, families and caregivers.

  • Brain Health (National Institutes of Health) https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/topics/brain-health  Tips to learn more about improving your brain health

  • Caregiver Support- (ADRC) 262-833-8777  14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177.  Information, support, education and respite care resources to assist families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and related disorders

  • Dementia articles at AARP https://www.aarp.org/health/dementia/  Link to a variety of dementia related information. 

  • Frontotemporal Degeneration, The Association for, 866-507-7222  http://www.theaftd.org/   *local support group available
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America –  Wisconsin Chapter   877-330-2966  http://wisconsin.hdsa.org/

  • Lewy Body Dementia Association     800-539-9767   http://www.lbda.org/

  • US Veterans Department   855-260-3274   https://www.va.gov/geriatrics/alzheimers_and_dementia_care.asp  For those caring for a Veteran, resources on dementia care through the VA and information on new research on dementia in Veterans. 
  • Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute   608-263-9949   http://www.wai.wisc.edu/   Program that provides information, education, research, outreach, advocacy and service programs to help improve lives, advance knowledge and inspire hope.

  • Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association  414-219-7061 or 800-972-5455   https://www.wiparkinson.org/   Information, advocacy, support groups, education and screening workshops.