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Dementia Care Specialist

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County was awarded funding to implement a Dementia Care Specialist Program as part of the Dementia-Capable Wisconsin Initiative that was prompted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Long Term Care.  This program has three goals:
  • Assist individuals and families living with dementia to continue to be active and remain in their homes for as long as they choose.
  • Support the staff within the ADRC and county programs to be better prepared to support individuals with dementia and their family caregivers.
  • Be a catalyst to create dementia friendly communities, which includes businesses, employers, local organizations, etc., and raise awareness of the unique needs of people with dementia and their families.  
How can the Dementia Care Specialist Help?
Anyone affected by dementia (at any age) can contact the Dementia Care Specialist.  The DCS is here to suppport those that:
  • Have dementia or are concerned they may have symptoms.
  • Are caring for someone with dementia.
  • Are a community member who wants to support individuals with dementia, or are concerned about a friend with symptoms.
  • Are a business owner or leader looking to learn more about dementia friendly communities.  
Supportive Care
  • Cognitive Screens
  • Connections to Support Groups and Other Prgrams
  • Connections to Resources & Services
  • Assistance with Care Planning
Events, Education & Support 
Alzheimer's Workshop:  Living with Alzheimer's - Late Stage Caregivers:  In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease.  Join us for this education workshop and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care, and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.  Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.  Northwoods Cafe' (MCES), 516 US Hwy 141, Crivitz, WI.  Call 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267 to reserve your seat for this free workshop.  

Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's:  An education workshop presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist.  Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette.  Reserve your seat by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.  All workshops are free of charge.

Living with Alzheimer's for Late-Stage Caregivers:  An education program by the Alzheimer's Association presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist. In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease.  Join us to hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  This workshop is being held at the Niagara Senior Center, 569 Washington Ave., Niagara, WI.  Reserve your seat by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.  



 



Dementia Live! is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change.  To learn more about how your family, business, church or organization can experience the simulation, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Marinette County at 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.  This is a free training that can be done on site. 

To learn more about this program visit ageucate.com

 

Need a Speaker for your Group or Organization?
Teresa West, Marinette County Dementia Care Specialist, is a locally known speaker on topics like brain health; Alzheimer's and other dementia; warning signs; caregiving; dementia friendly communities, and more.  Teresa provides interactive and enjoyable programs to help your group learn about these subjects and the resources available in the community.  
You can contact Teresa West by calling the ADRC at 715-732-3850 or by e-mailing adrc@marinettecounty.com.

 

Project Lifesaver






The primary goal of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome and other related conditions.  Due to a generous donation of Project Lifesaver equipment from the Niagara Police Department and a grant received by Bay Area Search and Rescue, Project Lifesaver is now able to serve all of Marinette County.
The partnerships established by the Menominee County Sheriff's Department, Marinette County Sheriff's Department, and Bay Area Search & Rescue have made this possible!  

Project Lifesaver Website:  www.projectlifesaver.org
Application:  Project Lifesaver Application