Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County Newsletter 
July 2023
This newsletter will focus on the dementia friendly efforts happening in Milwaukee County as well as sharing important updates, resources and programs in the dementia and caregiver community. This newsletter is organized by the Dementia Care Specialists with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Milwaukee County. 
Dementia Care Specialist Program Updates 
Did you know we have an online referral form? 

The Milwaukee County Dementia Care Specialist have a referral form located on the Milwaukee County Health & Human Services website. The referral form is offered in both English and Spanish. Request a consultation, a memory screen, learn about supports for caregivers and much more! 

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Learn more about Dementia Friendly Business Training 

Dementia friendly training equips staff of local business and organizations with the skills to better serve those with dementia and their caregivers. To learn more reach out to the Dementia Care Specialists or visit our website to view our flyer. 
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TimeSlips teaches care partners and the community to replace the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
Learn more about TimeSlips by getting connected to our in-house certified TimeSlips facilitator. 
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Help your loved one with dementia find renewed meaning and connection through the gift of personalized music. The Dementia Care Specialists of Milwaukee County now offering the Music & Memory Program. Visit our website to learn more and get connected. 
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Savvy Caregiver helps family caregivers acquire and strengthen knowledge, skills
and attitudes to empower them to be more intentional, strategic and responsive in
their care role. 
Next, workshop offering will be Wednesdays October 4 - November 8, 3:30-5:30pm at Washington Park Library. 
*Registration is required. 
For more information or to register contact the Dementia Care Specialists at (414) 289-6259, [email protected] 
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Brain Health Corner:
Are you concerned about your memory?
Consider getting a free community memory screen. 
A memory screen is defined as a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This is not a diagnostic tool, but a screen that can provide early detection for dementia.
You can request a community memory screen by contacting the Dementia Care Specialist or make an appointment at one of our upcoming community memory screening events:
Booth Manor in Oak Creek 
July 17
180 W Centennial Dr. Oak Creek 
Richardson Manor 
September 14  
1919 N 11th St. Milwaukee 
Oak Creek Community Center
July 28
8580 S Howell Ave. Oak Creek 
Brown Deer Public Library  
September 20  
180 W 4301 W Brown Deer 
McGovern Park Senior Center  
August 11
4200 W Custer Ave. Milwaukee
Hales Corners Health Department  
September 12  
5885 S 11th St. Hales Corners 
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Boost Your Brain & Memory Program 
This evidence-based program takes a holistic approach to improving brain health. This program is intended for people who are not diagnosed with dementia, to learn ways they can lower their risk of developing dementia. See upcoming program offerings below: 
  • Wilson Senior Center: Mondays July 10 - August 28 12:15-1:45pm
  • McGovern Senior Center: Tuesdays July 11 - August 29 12:15-1:45pm
  • Clinton Rose Senior Center: Wednesdays July 12 - August 30 12:15-1:45pm
  • Online Program: Wednesdays August 9 - September 27 10-11:30am 
    • Register- Greendale Health Department (414) 423-2110
  • Kelly Senior Center: Fridays September 1 - October 27 9-10:30am
  • Shorewood Senior Resource Center: Thursdays September 28 - November 16    1-2:30pm
Aging and Disability Resource Center News 
2023 Summer Caregiver Workshop  
Come together with fellow caregivers and community members to build community, while learning tips to care for yourself and your loved one! 

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OATS Tours at Wehr, Domes and Boerner 
Milwaukee County Aging & Disabilities Services is sponsoring free guided tours of the Mitchell Park Domes, Boerner Botanical Gardens and Wehr Nature Center for older adults (60+).  
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Alzheimer's Association 
Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide to Finances 
If you or someone you know is facing
Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another
chronic illness, it’s never too early to put
financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips
for managing someone else’s finances, how
to prepare for future care costs and the
benefits of early planning.

Location: Alzheimer's Association 620 S 76th St. Suite 160 Milwaukee
Date: July 25 2023
Time: 5:30-6:30pm 
To RSVP: Virgina Zerpa (414) 431-8811 or [email protected] 
2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's
  Join the walk to help raise funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Location: Henry Maier Festival Park 639 E. Summerfest Place Milwaukee
Date: Sunday September 17 
Time: Event opens at 8am, Opening ceremony 9:30am, Walk 10am 
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Wisconsin Alzheimer's Insitute 
Annual Update on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias  
November 2 & 3 2023
Who should attend? All healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat and manage persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in diverse populations, including: primary care physicians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, occupational and speech therapists, researchers, and case managers. 
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The Amazing Grace Chorus 
Welcomes New Members! 
Join a community chorus for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. 
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Wehr Nature Center 
SPARK! Lunch & Learn 
Are you or someone you love experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss? Wehr's SPARK! program features seasonal nature topics each month to engage people with dementia and their care partners. Join us for a complimentary lunch and learn! 

Date: Tuesday August 8 
Location: 9701 W Collage Ave. Franklin 
RSVP by August 4th, call Emily at (414) 425-8550 or email [email protected]
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Milwaukee County Memory Cafés and SPARK! Programs 
Memory Cafes and SPARK! programs are community programs for those with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. 
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What's Happening?
Three Promising Drugs for Treating Alzheimer's Disease 
Alzheimer's Society
Researchers have developed drugs that can clear amyloid from the brain.

Creating a Dementia Friendly Church
Mindsite News 
Making churches more welcoming for members with dementia. 
Beyond the Brain: The Gut Microbiome and Alzheimer's Disease
National Institute on Aging
NIA funded research aims to learn how factors such as aging, diet and environmental exposures may alter the gut-brain axis, and which gut microbes may benefit or harm the brain. 
 Dementia and Living Well
American Society on Aging
Check out the American Society on Aging Spring 2023 Generations Journal on living well with Dementia 
Promoting Health Aging to Reduce the Risk of Dementia: A Public Health Imperative 
American Society on Aging
The public health community leads effort to address modifiable risk factors and social determinates of health for dementia. 
Dementia Friendly Events at Wisconsin Executive Residence 
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center 
Supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers is a priority initiative of Frist Lady Evers.  
Let's end with a Beautiful Question! 

If love were an object, what would it be? 
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