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For a support group in your area, please call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900 any time, 24/7.

 

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We offer support groups and several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s as well as community members. Most of these programs are free of charge. For more information click here or call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

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Madison
First Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
749 University Row, Madison, WI 53705
Suite 101, Conference Room 
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Bonnie Nutt,
bnutt@alz.org or 608-203-8500

Madison
Second Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
Capitol Lakes Retirement, 333 W Main St
In private dining room, please feel free to bring your lunch
RSVP preferred to Natasha Killian at npeterson@retirement.org

Sun Prairie
Second Tuesday of the month
6-7 p.m.
Lighthouse Senior Living, 222 S Bristol Street 
Walk ins welcome, contact Kim Peterson at 608-347-3399 for more information

Stoughton
Second Thursday of the month
2-3 p.m.
Stoughton Area Senior Center
248 W Main Street, #1
Contact Sue Hawrylo at shawrylo2@gmail.com or call 608-882-4207

Janesville
Second Thursday of the month
6-7 p.m.
Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main Street 
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Mary Kuehne at 847-337-1750 or marykuehne@gmail.com

Cross Plains
Third Tuesday of the month
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North West Dane Senior Services, 1837 Bourbon Rd 
Supper & Support
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Barbara Saeman at bsaeman@gmail.com
This is for caregivers and persons with dementia.
A meal will be provided and then the group will split;
support group for caregivers and activity for persons with dementia

Sun Prairie
Fourth Thursday of the month
1:30-2:30p.m.
Hyland Park, 881 Liberty Boulevard 
Contact Lizzie Gernon, 608-228-7936
In December, this group will be meeting December 29 due to the Holiday.

Evansville
Third Wednesday of the month
1-2 p.m. 
Congregational United Church of Christ
112 West Church Street, Evansville, WI
Contact Susan Hawrylo at shawrylo2@gmail.com or call 608-882-4207

Google Hangout Group for Caregivers under 40
Second and Fourth Thursday of the month
7-8p.m. 
Contact Bonnie Nutt at bnutt@alz.org or call 608-203-8500
This group will allow caregivers a chance to meet face to face but in the comfort of their own home. It allows support, but also saves on travel time.

Google Hangout Group for Caregivers over 40
Time and date tbd.
Coming Fall 2016!
Contact Bonnie Nutt at bnutt@alz.org or call (608) 203-8500 to be added to the list for the upcoming Fall 2016.
The groups focuses on the unique needs of people under the age of 40 navigating their way through this disease while attending school, raising families of their own or developing careers. 

For questions about any of the support group locations, please call the local Alzheimer's Association chapter at 608.203.8500.

Online
The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day. Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community

Telephone
The Telephone Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The purpose is to reach those caregivers who could benefit from a support group, yet find it difficult to travel to a meeting site. More Info on the Telephone Support Group

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Silver Alert

The Alzheimer's Association is proud to share information on how you can plan for the unexpected using the new Silver Alert response system. Click here to register. Silver Alerts will be issued when the following criteria are met:

  • The missing person is 60 years of age or older;
  • The missing person is believed to have Alzheimer's, dementia, or another permanent cognitive impairment that poses a threat to the individual’s health and safety;
  • There is reasonable belief that the missing person’s disappearance is due to the individual’s impaired cognitive condition;
  • The Silver Alert request is made within 72 hours of the individual’s disappearance;
  • There is sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the missing person.

As Alzheimer’s and dementia are not limited to those 60 and older, where individuals are missing and at risk but do not meet the criteria for a Silver Alert, the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network (WCAN) can be utilized to send out a Missing/Endangered alert. With the WCAN, law enforcement officers issue alerts at no cost either by fax, e-mail or text message to individuals and business owners.  Anyone may subscribe to the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network to receive alerts.

 


 

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