The Dementia Friendly Monroe County Coalition can be that connection to caregivers and families for support, information and resources as they care for family members at home diagnosed with dementia.
You are not alone as your communities are here with support for those suffering from dementia related illnesses.
The Alzheimer's Family & Caregiver Support Program
Program created by the Wisconsin legislature in 1985 in response to the stress and service needs of families caring at home for someone with irreversible dementia.
To be eligible, a person must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, and be financially eligible.
The program is coordinated by the WI Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources.
Alzheimer's Association Virtual Support Groups
A support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips and meet others coping with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Meetings typically take place monthly, and are always free, and are open to the public. At this time all meetings are "virtual".
To register for a support group contact the 24/7 Helpline - 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/crf
You will receive connection information after you register. For information on Support Groups in Spanish, contact 414-431-8811.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program
Offers respite, information, support, and other resources to family caregivers.
Caregiver support services are available to all families caring for a person aged 60 or older or someone with dementia.
Grandparents and older relatives caring for minor children or an adult with a disability may also qualify for the program.
A tool that caregivers can use to understand and respond to a variety of situations that occur when providing daily care to someone with dementia.
The dementia professional will meet with you at your home to teach you the steps for using The DICE Approach along with follow ups to see how it's working.
Once the problem is solved, you can use The DICE Approach in the future as behavioral challenges arise.