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Progressive Dementia Diagnosis

What You Can Do Now

There are many supports available in the community for those with a dementia diagnosis. The ADRC of Brown County can help you figure out which supports work best for you & your loved ones, all the while making sure you can remain included and active in your community. Please call us to discuss your specific situation, goals, questions, and needs (920-448-4300).

Examples of Progressive Dementia Diagnoses
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia

Additional Resources

If you would like additional, interactive resources to help you through a progressive diagnosis, check-out the short videos below to learn more! Some of these videos even allow you to take a walk in the life of a people living with different kinds of dementia. As a caregiver, friend, or loved one, you will be amazed at what you learn.
  • 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 reduce stigma, improve care, and help the public fight against the disease.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Where can I get information to support myself and my loved ones?

Alzheimer's Association - As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research, the Alzheimer's Association website contains valuable information for people with dementia, their loved ones & caregivers, and professionals. Connect with the local Green Bay Outreach Office.

Early Stage Programming in the Community

Memory Cafe - Find laughter, friendship, and engaging activities* at Memory Cafes! They offer a fun, relaxing, and comfortable environment for people with mild memory loss, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment. Spouses, family members, friends, or caregivers are welcome! Come and enjoy the company of others on the same journey. Register for any Memory Cafe with Renee Erickson (920-412-9960).

*All programmed activities are designed to be comforting, yet stimulating, for persons with dementia.

Visit the Brown County Memory Cafe on Facebook!\BrownCountyMemoryCafe

Monthly Memory Cafe Locations

ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center)
300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Date: 3rd Wednesday, Starting September 20
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Denmark Senior Center
141 Highridge Ave., Denmark
Date: 3rd Thursday
Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Green Bay Botanical Gardens
2600 Larsen Rd., Green Bay
Date: 2nd Tuesday
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Kress Family Library
333 N. Broadway, De Pere
Date: 4th Thursday
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2809 Flintville Rd., Suamico
Date: 1st Wednesday
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Download the Memory Cafe Combined Calendar of Events for a complete list of activities at each location.

Visit to find Memory Cafes outside of Brown County. Search by state & city.

Curative Connections - Curative Connections is non-profit agency working with seniors, people with disabilities, those with neurological impairments, and their caregivers.
  • The Mind Movers Program is designed specifically for people experiencing early memory loss. Focused on promoting brain health through social, physical and cognitive activities, this program can be a helpful tool for those with dementia.
  • The Adult Day Services Program can give fun, supportive, and engaging care for seniors and people with disabilities, including those with memory loss. Specially trained staff provide one-on-one assistance in a secure environment. As a low-cost respite option, this program can give caregivers time away from caregiving to run errands, work, or do things they enjoy, all without the stress of providing care.
Groups Supporting You in the Community

Download the Brown County Caregiver Support Group listing for information on support groups in the community. Connect, share experiences, and learn with others affected by various types of dementia.

ADRC Can Help!

Not sure what step to take next? Do you feel overwhelmed with information, or that you simply don’t know which questions to even ask? The friendly & supportive staff at the ADRC of Brown County can help you and your loved ones through a dementia diagnosis. Staff are here to help you find the right resources in the community, ensuring you have as much control over your future as possible.

The ADRC received one of ten grants in 2014 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to hire a Dementia Care Specialist. The Dementia Care Specialist is a support to individuals, families, the community and professionals on all things dementia. Call or stop- in to get connected to the Brown County Dementia Care Specialist today!

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  • Brown County Memory Cafe Flyer
    All the information you need to know about the montly Brown County Memory Cafe, a fun & comfortable environment for those with early stage memory loss and their loved ones.

  • Alzheimer's & Related Dementia Support Groups in Brown County
    A listing of caregiver support groups affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association in Brown County.

  • Dementia Handbook
    This handbook, published by the ADRC of Brown County, is loaded with information and resources to guide you through the journey of dementia. It will be helpful if you are a caregiver, professional, or person who has been diagnosed with demenita.
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