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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.
749 University Row, Madison, WI 53705
Suite 101, Conference Room
First Monday of the month
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Cindy Eagle at email@example.com or 571.216.3079
Madison: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
5700 Pheasant Hill Rd, Madison, WI 53716
Third Monday of the month
Contact: Bonnie Nutt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.203.8500
NOTE: This group is for spouses of persons with the disease.
NOTE: Please enter through the door on the Pheasant Hill Road side of the church. The group will meet in the church library. Upon entering the church, turn left and the library will be down the hallway on the left.
Madison: Alicia Ashman Branch of Madison Public Library
733 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI
Third Thursday of the month
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Barbara Saeman: email@example.com.
Madison: Capitol Lakes Retirement
333 W Main St, Madison, WI in the private dining room
Second Monday of the month
RSVP preferred to Natasha Killian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoughton: Stoughton Area Senior Center
248 W Main Street, #1, Stoughton, WI 53589
Second Thursday of the month
Contact Sue Hawrylo at email@example.com or 608.203.8500
Sun Prairie: Lighthouse Senior Living
222 S Bristol Street, Sun Prairie, WI
Second Tuesday of the month
Walk ins welcome; contact Kim Peterson at 608.347.3399 for more information.
Sun Prairie: Hyland Park
881 Liberty Boulevard, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Fourth Thursday of the month
Contact Lizzie Gernon, 608.213.7810
**Meeting dates have changed for November and December due to the holidays. The group will be meeting Tuesday, November 24 and Tuesday December 29.
Janesville: Hedberg Public Library
316 S Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545
Second Thursday of the month
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Syl Mauerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.