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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.

Madison: Vantage Place West
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI
2nd Floor Conference Room  
First Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Kari Paterson: Kpaterson@alz.org or 608.203.8500.

Madison: Vantage Place West (Spouse Only)
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI
2nd Floor Conference Room
Third Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
Contact: Sly Mauermn, mauerman@sbcglobal.net
 
Madison: Alicia Ashman Branch of Madison Public Library
733 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI
Third Thursday of the month
5-6 p.m. 
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Barbara Saeman: bsaeman@yahoo.com
 
Madison: Capitol Lakes Retirement
333 W Main St, Madison, WI in the private dining room
Second Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
RSVP preferred to Natasha Killian: npeterson@retirement.org

Sun Prairie: Lighthouse Senior Living
222 S Bristol Street, Sun Prairie, WI
Second Tuesday of the month
6-7 p.m.
Walk ins welcome; contact Kim Peterson at 608.347.3399 for more information.

Sun Prairie: Hyland Park – Starting January 2015
881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Fourth Thursday of the month
1:30-2:30p.m.
Contact Lizzie Gernon, 608.213.7810

Janesville: New Life Assembly of God 
2416 N. Wright Rd, Janesville, WI 53546
Third Thursday of the month 
6-7 p.m.   
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Syl Mauerman at mauerman@sbcglobal.net

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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