ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s

(This page is under construction.  You can call the ADRC for assistance at 262-833-8777 weekdays between 8 am and 4:30 pm or email adrc@racinecounty.com)

 

 

Understanding Dementia

 

Where to Start/Find Help

  • I am concerned about my memory/ I have dementia

  • Someone I know has/may have Dementia

  • I care for someone with Dementia

  • Safety Issues -  Elopement Alert Form   The Racine Police Department in partnership with Racine County Aging & Disability Resource Center, and The Volunteer Center of Racine, has developed the “Autism/Alzheimer/Dementia Elopement Alert Form”. The form will permit the Care Provider of an individual with Autism, Alzheimer’s, or other Dementia to inform the Racine Police Department or their local law enforcement, and other First Responders about the special needs related to the individuals that may wander or get lost. Completing and submitting this form is voluntary. This Form will be used for the care of Individuals that are lost or found that cannot communicate or may not be able to fully care for themselves. The details provided by completing this form will speed up verification of data about the missing individual. Click the link below to be connected to the form location.  There is the form and a narrative document.   Autism/Alzheimer/Dementia Elopement Alert Form                                              

 

Connect to Local Resources

 

Information & Resources

  • Alzheimer’s Association Help Line  800-272-3900
    Local Chapter: 
    https://www.alz.org/wi 
    • Local Resources page: 
    • Programs and classes in Racine and Kenosha – See website above
    • Early Stage Programs including area Memory Cafés and social engagement opportunities: 
  • 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://brainhealth.nia.nih.gov/engage-your-brain

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

  • Education Resources for People Living with Dementia, Their Family Members and Caregivers  https://nadrc.acl.gov/ 

  • Elder Care Locator - Living Well with Dementia in the Community

  • Family Caregiving Center – AARP   877-333-5885  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/

  • Frontotemporal Degeneration, The Association for, 866-507-7222  http://www.theaftd.org/   *Offers a monthly Caregiver Support Group in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association.  3rd Wednesday of the month.  Contact Lynda Markut at 414-479-8800 for more info.

  • 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/

  • National Alliance for Caregiving – Online resources:  http://www.caregiving.org/resources/

  • 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.