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Professionals & Dementia

How ADRC Can Help You Help Others

If you are a professional assisting individuals or families through a dementia diagnosis, the ADRC can provide additional resources and programs to help you. The Dementia Care Specialist through the ADRC is charged with providing information and assistance to professionals in our community. Whether you need to discuss a case, trouble-shoot long-term care plans, find the right resources available in the community, or get individuals connected to evidence-based programs, ADRC is there for you.

Call the ADRC to start working with a staff person and/or the Dementia Care Specialist today (920-448-4300).


Statistics

For 2016 facts and figures, visit the Alzheimer's Association website.

Have 1.5 minutes? Get educated on the latest Alzheimer's statistics! Watch and share this highlight video from the Alzheimer's Association.


Simple Dementia Trainings for Staff

Looking to engage and educate your staff about dementia in ways that are simple & short, yet powerful & informative? Scroll to the bottom of the page to find links to YouTube videos produced by hospitals in Great Britain. Follow an elderly individual with dementia through a typical day at home and in the community- live in her shoes. You will then see why these videos have impacted the way agencies around the world work with persons with dementia!

Want even more training on dementia?
  • Dementia Training for Family & Friends - This 3-hour long course, designed by the UW-Oshkosh Center for Career Development & Employability Training and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Long-Term Care, will help you learn how to provide care specific to those with dementia. Cost: $25, but contact the ADRC for a coupon code to take the training at no-cost.
  • Alzheimer's Association Caregiving Trainings - "Caregiving does not come with an instruction manual". Offered in a variety of formats, time frames, and costs (ranging from free to about $50), these courses, workshops, and certifications can help you be the best caregiver possible.
  • Teepa Snow - Regarded as one of the best educators for working with people with dementia, Teepa takes a unique approach to caregiving. By focusing on changing the caregiver's needs to meet those of the person with dementia, Teepa helps personal and professional caregivers alike have a more positive relationship with those they are helping. Visit Teepa Snow's website, or borrow Teepa Snow DVDs from the ADRC Resource Room.

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  • Small Changes Make a Dementia Friendly Community
    Watch this short video based on the perspective of Mary, an elderly woman living with Alzheimer's disease in her community. See how a little time and consideration make a huge impact! Published by the Alzheimer's Society, Great Britain.

  • A Hospital Stay with Dementia
    Told through the eyes of Barbara, an elderly woman with dementia, see this short video on what it is like to have dementia & stay in an unfamiliar setting: a hospital. Published by Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation, Great Britain.

  • Barbara- The Whole Story
    This series of six films showcases one woman's life with dementia. Created by nurses at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals, Great Britain.

  • Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
    Take a tour of the brain with the Alzheimer's Association. Learn how the brain works and how Alzheimer's disease affects it.

  • What is Alzheimer's Disease?
    These short "pocket" films from the Alliance for Aging Research are designed to be viewed anywhere. Take a minute to watch...help reduce stigma, improve care, and help the public fight against the disease.

  • Dealing with Dementia
    Watch a series of short videos from Wisconsin Eye to see how dementia has an impact on residents in the state of Wisconsin.

  • Caregiving with Dementia- Teepa Snow
    Teepa Snow is regarded as a leading educator on dementia, taking an approach to care that focuses on changing the caregiver's behaviors in order to have a more positive relationship with the person with dementia. Visit this link to her website, or check-out her materials at the ADRC.

  • ADRC Memory Screen Flyer
    FREE, simple, ten-minute memory screens given by trained staff at the ADRC. Screens are evidence-based, designed to give a general idea of a person's memory. Results can be faxed to a physician. These screens can be performed at the ADRC or in a person's own home.

  • Find a Doctor for You: Medical Providers for Older Adults & Adults with Dementia
    Looking for a doctor to fit your needs as you age? Do you or a loved one have concerns about dementia? This listing describes the certified geriatric medical providers, memory assessment clinics, and neuropsychologists in Brown County that can help.

  • Wisconsin Silver Alert Program
    Sign-up today to start receiving email, cell phone text, or fax alerts through the Silver Alert program in Wisconsin. The program assists in finding missing adults with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other permanent cognitive impairments. (Certain criteria required in order for a Silver Alert to be enacted by law enforcement).
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