Dementia & Caregiver Support

The Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist is a person employed by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Washington County who is responsible for assisting individuals and families living with dementia to continue to be active in their community and remain in their homes for as long as they are able.

The Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist provides information and assistance about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Specialist also ensures the ADRC staff and those of other county programs are knowledgeable about dementia and are prepared to meet the needs of people they serve in a supportive, helpful manner.

Lake ViewWho should contact the Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist?
• Anyone who is experiencing changes in their memory, thinking or communication abilities or providing support and assistance to someone who is experiencing these changes can contact the ADRC at (262) 335-4497 or by Email
• Caregivers who are overwhelmed with the prospect of dealing with everything on their plate
• People with early memory loss who are interested in being proactive to remain as healthy and independent as possible and engaged in meaningful activities.


Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs

National Family Caregivers Support Program (NFCSP)

Alzheimer's Family Caregivers Support Program  (AFCSP)

 


Caregiver ClassesCaring

 
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
An educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and increase the ability to make tough decisions.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 

 

Savvy Caregiver
Small group discussion classes led by a trained facilitator to address the progressive impact of dementia and the skills needed to manage daily caregiver responsibilities with a loved one.

Savvy Caregiver

 Please call (262) 335-4497 or Email the ADRC for more information.