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

 

Connect to Local Resources

  • ADRC Directory of Dementia Care Resources

  • Advance Directives (Power of Attorney etc…)

  • Care Consultations with Alzheimer's Association Staff - times available at the ADRC offices.  Contact Felicia at 262-833-8761 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 - flyer  Share your stories and socialize with others who have worries about their memory. Third Thursday of each month   1:30—3:00 pm Parkside Café, 1400 Highway 11, Union Grove, WI New attendees RSVP to 414-479-8800

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

  • 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                                                                         

  • Safety BookletA Guide for Families – Keeping the Person with Memory Loss Safer at Home 

  • "Share the Care” Local Flyer   Put together a team to help care fot the person with dementia/Alzheimer's.

  • Support Groups - Printable list of ADRC sponsored Caregiver Support Groups  See also Caregiver Support beginning on page 22 of the ADRC Dementia Care Resources listed above for other types of support groups.

  • Wisconsin Dementia Friendly Communities - https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia/communities.htm

 

Other Resources

  • 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.