Alzheimer’s / Dementia Services

 

Aging & Disability Resource Center: A one stop shop aimed at providing information on appropriate, safe, and cost-effective care throughout the course of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
428 Underwood Avenue
Montello, WI 53949
(855) 440-ADRC
www.adrcmarquette.org

Alzheimer’s  & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin : A non-profit organization specifically designed to provide a link to resources for people with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Also provide information for caregiver supports, personal consultations, education, resources, advocacy, promoting research. They provide information on early cognitive testing, clinical evaluations, treatment options, research opportunities, and memory cafes.
Regional Office
571 County Road A
PO BOX 137
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-4100
kristine.biesenthal@alzwisc.org
alzwisc.org

  • Memory Cafes: Social gatherings where individuals with memory challenges, mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of early-stage dementia can come together to visit, enjoy refreshments, and participate in interactive and fun programs or activities. Sessions are monthly, with no charge, but donations are appreciated. Family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well. Held first Wednesday of Every Month from 10am-Noon.
    Westfield Village Hall
    129 E Third St
    Westfield, WI 53964

 

MedicAlert & Alzheimer’s  Association Safe Return: A 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. If an individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia wanders or becomes lost, caregivers can call the emergency line to report it no matter when or where the person is reported missing.
PO BOX 21009
Lansing, MI 48909
Emergency Line: (800) 625-3780
Enrollment: (888) 572-8566
www.medicalert.org/safereturn
www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/medicalert-safe-return

Options for Independent  Living, Inc.: Non-profit organization committed to empowering people with disabilities to lead independent and productive lives in their community. Services include: Advocacy, independent living skills, information and referrals, education, and technology, peer support, Work Incentives Benefits Counseling, Assistive technology, HOME loan program, Medicaid personal care program, Accessibility assessments, Equipment loan program, Wisloan/ Telework Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services, ADA Consultation Services, and 504 Public housing assessments. Mon – Fri, 8 – 4:30
555 Country Club Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54313
(920) 490-0500 or (888) 465-1515
TTY: (920) 490-0600
http://optionsil.org/

Project Lifesaver / Safe Return: A non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect and quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to wandering.  https://projectlifesaver.org

Silver Alerts – Wisconsin  Crime Alert Network:  Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Notifies the public through email, text, or fax when an at-risk or vulnerable senior goes missing. Specific criteria needs to be met prior to a silver alert being issued.
wisilveralert@doj.state.wi.us
http://www.wisonsincrivemlert.gov/silveralert.html

Additional Resources

The Alzheimer’s Round the Clock 24/7 Helpline: Toll free number that allows people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, caregivers, and families to speak confidentially with consultants for decision-making support, crisis assistance, and education on issues face every day.
(800) 272-3900
www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin: A non-profit organization that provides care and support, a 24-hour helpline, support groups, advocacy, educational session, global connections, caregiver and family resources, various online tools. They help accelerate research, new treatments and preventions.
24 – Hour helpline: (800) 272-3900
Alz.org

  • Fox Valley Outreach Office
    3313 S. Packerland Drive Suite E
    DePere, WI 54115
    (920) 469-2110
  • South Central Outreach Office
    2820 Walton Commons Suite 132
    Madison, WI 53718

Caring .com: An on-line community that provides support groups for Caregivers. Groups include: Alzheimer’s/Dementia and care, caring for a spouse or parent, spouse with mental illness, parent of a disabled adult, Parkinson’s, COPD, cancer, heart & stroke support, caregiving wives of stroke survivors, being a caregiver, family matters, and combatting loneliness when living alone.
(650) 312-7100
www.caring.com
2600 South El Camino Real
Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94403

Dementia & Driving : The Heartford provides various free guidebooks and information about Dementia and driving. To help both drivers and families plan a successful transition from driver to passenger.
www.thehartford.com

UW Health: University Station Memory Assessment Clinic: A part of UW Health’s integrated health system, including 6 hospitals, and 80 outpatient sites. This assessment clinic is designed for those who are typically over 65, who have concerns of memory loss, impaired problem-solving, associated behavior problems, atypical features of dementia, evidence for declining functional status related to cognitive issues, and cognitive changes that may be related to medications.
2880 University Ave, 1st Floor
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-7740 or (800) 323-8942
www.uwhealth.org

Gunderson Moundview Hospital and Clinic – Moundview Memory Assessment Clinic:
This clink is affiliated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute – a center within UW Medical School. The memory assessment is a two-hour evaluation that includes measuring the extent of a person’s memory loss, diagnosing their condition and making recommendation for treatment.
402 W Lake St
Friendship, WI 53934
(608) 339-8494
www.moundview.org

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute
UW School of Medicine & Public Health: Leader in Alzheimer’s disease research, outreach, and clinical and community services.
WARF Building
610 Walnut Street 9th Floor
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 263-9949
waimail@mailplus.wisc.edu
www.wai.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Department of Transportation : Provides handbooks and guides for drivers.
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/driver-forms.htm

  • BDS225 – “Be Safe, Not Sorry” – Public guide for reporting medically-impaired drivers
  • MV3141 – Driver Condition or Behavior Report – Reporting medically impaired drivers
  • BDS345 – “Be Safe, Not Sorry” – Older driver workbook