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Dementia Resources
Welcome to the Dementia Resources page. This page is being added to daily--so please check back! Here you will find a variety of electronic/online resources for individuals with dementia, caregivers, family members, community members, and professionals all in one place. We encourage you to also check out our Resource Guide above for additional resources. Click the links below to learn about all the areas of dementia support.

What is Dementia?

Watch the videos below to learn a little bit about dementia.

 

 

Resources for Individuals with Dementia

Alzheimer's Association Website

Alziemer's Association: I Have Alzheimer's Webpage

Alzheimer's Association Taking Action Workbook

Memory Cafes

Click here to download a flyer to print.

 

Resources for Family Members and Caregivers

Dementia Care Specialist

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caregiver Support Groups

Dementia Family Education

Alzheimer's Association Dementia and Driving

http://training.alz.org/

 

Dementia Friendly Communities

Below are some resources to help you help your community become "Dementia Friendly". But first, why become Dementia Friendly? What is the difference between a community and a DEMENTIA FRIENDLY community? Whach the video below!

 

Dementia Friendly Business Training: Become a Dementia Friendly Business Today!

Training Dates and Times: The date, time and location of your Dementia Friendly Business Training is determined by what works best for you, your business and your employees. The Dementia Friendly Business Trainer will come to you and can present at multiple times to accomodate different shifts.

To become a Dementia Friendly Business, we ask that you:

  • Call the ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin at 877-485-2372 to schedule a training (s).
  • Ensure at least 50% of your frontline/customer service staff and managment team attends the training.
  • Include a short online training into your new employee orientation.
  • Contact the ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin Dementia Care Specialist whenever you or your employees have questions.

Click here to download a flyer to print.

 

Polk and Burnett County Dementia Coalition

New to Polk and Burnett Counties is the Polk and Burnett County Dementia Coalition. Want to help make a difference? Join us for our first official coalition meeting on November 20th! Together we can enhance the quality of life for ALL people impacted by dementia in our communities.

Click here to download a flyer to print.

 

Resources for Professionals

Below are resources for professionals who regularly work with individuals with dementia or may interact with them in highly stressful situations. There are resources for you as well as family members and caregivers to help make your job easier and more importantly make your next interaction with someone with dementia a positive interaction for all involved. It's not going to be easy but there are many resources and training materials and opportunities avaialble!

Watch the videos below for a few tips right off the bat about working with individuals with dementia. The first discusses dementia dementia related behaviors and the second provides a few tips for working with individuals with dementia in a stressful stiatuion. No matter what you do, you probably will experience one of these sitations. We hope these videos spur your curiosity to what else you can learn about working with indivdiuals with dementia.

Teepa Snow: Challenging Behaviors

 

 

Teep Snow: 10 Ways To De-Escalate a Crisis (video must be view on YouTube.com)

 

Approaching Alzheimer's: First Responder Training

The Alzhiemer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Healthcare Professionals