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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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First Monday of the month
749 University Row, Madison, WI 53705
Suite 101, Conference Room
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Bonnie Nutt,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-203-8500
Second Monday of the month
Capitol Lakes Retirement, 333 W Main St
In private dining room, please feel free to bring your lunch
RSVP preferred to Natasha Killian at email@example.com
Second Tuesday of the month
Lighthouse Senior Living, 222 S Bristol Street
Walk ins welcome, contact Kim Peterson at 608-347-3399 for more information
Second Thursday of the month
Stoughton Area Senior Center
248 W Main Street, #1
Contact Sue Hawrylo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-882-4207
Second Thursday of the month
Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main Street
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Mary Kuehne at 847-337-1750 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Fourth Thursday of the month
Hyland Park, 881 Liberty Boulevard
Contact Lizzie Gernon, 608-228-7936
Third Wednesday of the month
Congregational United Church of Christ
112 West Church Street, Evansville, WI
Contact Susan Hawrylo at email@example.com or call 608-882-4207
Google Hangout Group for Caregivers under 40
Second and Fourth Thursday of the month
Contact Bonnie Nutt at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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
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
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.