Department on Aging

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Creating a Dementia Capable Community


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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease is a growing problem in Milwaukee County. There are many individuals and their caregivers living with the challenges of this disease. In response, we are working to create a Dementia Capable Community with resources and support for those with dementia as well as their caregivers.

Get Screened

A cognitive screen is a brief test used to evaluate memory, judgement and the ability to understand visual information. 

Consider getting a cognitive screen when:

  • You are concerned about your memory
  • Mental tasks that used to be easy to perform become difficult
  • You are over 65 and want to track your cognitive ability over time

Where to Get Screened

Connect With a Specialist

Milwaukee County has dementia care specialists who are available to help individuals with dementia and their caregivers. They are knowledgeable about the resources available to help keep older adults living independently in their community.
Call (414) 289-5792.

They can connect you with:

  • Cognitive screening
  • Support groups
  • Programs (LEEPS, Memory Care Connections)

Call Now

Visit a Memory Café

Memory Cafés are places where those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias and their caregivers can go to socialize and have fun. They allow you to connect with others going through similar challenges and to create new friendships.

Memory Cafés are offered at restaurants and community locations throughout the County.

Memory Café Locations

Did you know the state of Wisconsin has a Dementia Care Redesign Plan


Through the Eyes of a Person With Dementia


Helpful Resources on Dementia and Alzheimer’s


1220 W. Vliet St., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Phone: (414) 289-6874
Toll Free:  1-866-229-9695
Fax: (414) 289-5797
TRS: 711


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