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The Alzheimer's Assocation partners with health care institutions across Wisconsin to provide support and education for anyone struggling with Alzheimer's or dementia.

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Person-centered dementia care training and certification.

Take advantage of this opportunity to receive quality care training and certification from experts at the Alzheimer's Association. This program is designed for individual professional care workers in long-term and community-based care settings: assisted living, nursing homes, home care, life plan communities, adult day centers and hospice. Learn about the best dementia-care practices.

Direct Connect Referral Program

Healthcare professionals can take advantage of the Direct Connect Referral Program with important patient benefits:

  • Ongoing support in dealing with the emotional impact of a diagnosis
  • Education on living well as the disease progresses
  • Help in connecting to appropriate resources and additional support services, including safety services
  • Opportunities to build communities with others living with the diagnosis
“Our goal is to support primary care and become part of their team. We often support families experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. We can lessen the load on our primary care partners."
            Jennifer McAlister, Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association

Hear testimonials of our health care partners:

Direct Connect Referral Resources:

Also visit Through the Eyes of A Person With Dementia to see a video series for professionals. 

Visit additional Professional Resources for health care, first respondoners, public health and research. 
 

Community Resource Finder

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources. This online tool makes it easy for people making care-related decisions to find local programs and services like yours. If you are a provider of services for older adults, please make sure your listings are updated so it's up-to-date for Wisconsin families.