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CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Reinforcing our Commitment

Care in the Community Goals 

Goal #1: Increase understanding and reduce the stigma associated with a dementia diagnosis.

STRATEGIES:

1. Develop tools and materials to support education and awareness about dementia.

2. Develop a public awareness campaign about dementia, highlighting the services and resources available to support people with dementia and their family caregivers.

3. Develop materials for community partners to help expand dementia-friendly community efforts, including dementia-friendly business training.

4. Expand the use of the brain health curriculum in schools.

Goal #2: Improve and expand support and education for family caregivers of people with dementia.

STRATEGIES:

1. Conduct focus groups with caregivers to better understand what they need.

2. Expand access to and the diversity of support groups for caregivers, including peer mentoring.

3. Expand access to respite care.

4. Expand the aging and disability resource center (ADRC) dementia care specialist program statewide.

5. Work with employers to support employees who are caregivers.​

Thank you to the following Leadership Team members who are working on these efforts:

Andrea Garr, Milwaukee County

Bonnie Jones-Witthuhn, Pierce County

Deanna Truedson McKillips, Dane County

Judith Cassetty, Dane County

Karie Ruekert Kobiskie, Waukesha County

Linda Hand, Washburn County

M. Louise Damiano, Brown County

Marne Sterzing, Marinette County

Nia Norris, Milwaukee County

Randy Kohl, Walworth County

Stan Hensley, Dunn County

Tanya Sutton, Dane County

Chairs and Steering Committee Representatives:

Beth Belmore, Outagamie County

Kari Paterson, Dane County

Katelyn Marschall, Dane County

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU

 
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FIND AN AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER & SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

You can access a variety of information on programs and services in Wisconsin for older adults and caregivers with the Wisconsin Department of Health. A brief overview of each program and service is available.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. It causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.

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PARTNER WITH US

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved.


You can become a volunteer or community advocate for dementia and Alzheimer's in your community.


This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Wisconsin State Dementia Plan. Get in touch with any questions about how you can partner with us today.