Milwaukee Resources

Alzheimer's Association

Category:Advocacy, Helplines/Hotlines, Support Groups
Intake Procedure:Self-referrals accepted, Walk-ins accepted
Primary Clients Served:Families, Older Adults
Type of Payment Accepted:Free - All services, Free - Limited services
Locations:

Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
620 S 76th Street, Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-479-8800 or 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900
Fax: 414-479-8819

Description:

Information and Referral: A telephone or in-person service that provides emotional support as well as information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, services offered by the Association and community resources. Common topics include: concerns regarding memory loss; assessment; diagnosis and treatment; coping with changes and planning for future care needs; respite options; facility placement; and end-of-life care. This service is available 24/7 and can be accessed by calling (800) 272-3900. Service has ability to access a language line of more than 70 different languages.

Care Consultation: Provided when individuals with dementia or their family members need more assistance accessing and using resources, navigating the healthcare systems, or need assistance with a more complex issues.  This service can be provided over the phone, or in-person.  When necessary, we can facilitate a family meeting if there is conflict or assistance required in order for the family to better work together to support the individual living with dementia.

Resource Center: Houses a collection of books, publications, videos and DVD's on Alzheimer's disease, related disorders and caregiving strategies. Materials are available for loan at no charge and can be mailed to callers.  

Support Groups: Guided by trained facilitators, provides families and care partners the opportunity to explore feelings and share solutions to the challenges posed by dementia. Groups meet monthly at sites throughout southeastern Wisconsin. We offer more than 60 support groups throughout our Chapter area.

Early Stage Support Groups: Individuals who have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or another form of dementia may also attend support groups designed to meet their needs. Usually family care partners and persons with dementia gather at the meeting place and then each group holds their own separate session for approximately one hour. Early stage support groups are available throughout the Chapter area.

Education and Training: Offers a variety of ongoing educational opportunities (seminars, workshops, in-service trainings, conferences) targeted to specific audiences- health care professionals, persons with early stage dementia, families and care partners- as well as customized speaking engagements upon request. Also offers specialized training and workplace education programs.

Medic Alert + Safe Return: Alzheimer’s Association Medic Alert + Safe Return Program is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program working at the community level.  Safe Return provides assistance whether a person becomes lost locally or far from home.  Assistance is available 24 hours a day, every day, whenever a person is lost or found.  You can enroll in this program online at www.alz.org or over the phone by calling (888) 572-8566.  

Website:www.alz.org/sewi
Email Address:contact-sewi@alz.org

Last Updated: 5/9/2017 | Profile update request