Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources
- Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
- UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
- Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin's (ADAW) mission is to provide support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers touched by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin services and programs:
- In-person and phone consultations for individuals with a diagnosis, their care partners, and even entire families
- Education programs for families, professionals, and the community
- Support groups for care partners
- Memory enhancement, creative expression, and social programs for persons with a diagnosis
- Diversity outreach activities to under-represented communities.
For an updated list of current support groups and educational workshops, visit the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin website.
For questions about services and programs call (608)-232-3400 or Toll-free at (888)-308-6251
UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s mission is to improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by facilitating innovative science that targets the prevention and treatment of the disease. It combines academic, clinical, and research expertise from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. The ADRC offers a wide variety of opportunities for participation from formal research studies with scholars in the field of brain research to classes, groups and podcasts. For more information about the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, visit the ADRC website or call 608-265-0407 or email the ADRC
Join a Class: The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center hosts a variety of classes including:
- Get Movin', a gentle exercise program,
- Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI),
- Feed Your Mind: Cooking for Brain Health,
- Beginner Computer Classes, and
- Nutrition Classes
- Mind Readers Book Club Event
Wednesday, March 23rd AT 6:00PM
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Join the Mind Readers book club along with moderator Dr. Willie Larkin, past President of Grambling State University in Louisiana and Chief of Staff and Diversity Officer at Edgewood College, and several guest panelists, for a discussion via Zoom about the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Participation is free and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. REGISTER
About the book: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, a poor Black tobacco farmer whose cells — taken without her knowledge in 1951 — became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
- Our free nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is staffed by master’s-level clinicians and specialists, providing confidential support and information to all those affected in over 200 languages.
- We conduct face-to-face support groups and education programs in communities nationwide, and work to ensure that these services reach underserved populations.
- Our online community forum, ALZConnected®, provides a place for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers to connect with others, share questions, find answers and share opinions with individuals or groups in the Alzheimer’s community.
- We provide innovative resources to support those living with Alzheimer’s, such as LiveWell, a suite of online tools to empower those living with the disease.
- We provide caregivers and families with comprehensive online resources and information through our Alzheimer's and Dementia caregiving section, which features sections on early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage caregiving.
- Our free online tool, Alzheimer's Navigator®, helps those facing the disease to determine their needs and develop an action plan.
- We make it easy for families to find programs and services using the Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder, a comprehensive database of dementia and aging-related resources.
- We house the Alzheimer's Association virtual library, a resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) have partnered with Trualta, a new free online educational tool for family caregivers across the state. Trualta can help individuals needing care live at home longer. The modules teach caregivers how to safely provide hands-on care, connect families with reliable support agencies, and offer information and video training from experienced professionals in a quick and easy format. Anyone caring for an older adult can benefit from Trualta’s support, whether they are seeking personal care training, safety and fall prevention tips, help caring for a person with dementia, caregiver wellness ideas, or other support. To sign up go to WisconsinCaregiver.org and click on the Trualta Banner to access Trualta's library of online resources at no cost. Trualta offers many resources specifically regarding caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Educational videos by renowned leader in the field of Alzheimer's Care, Teepa Snow are included in the Trualta portal.