Alzheimers Archives

Dementia caregivers need self-care and peace

November 3, 2022

By: Mary Fitzhugh A working caregiver who provided long-distance care for her mother for thirteen years My journey caring for my mom started in 2009. I remember it like it was yesterday. We celebrated her 80th birthday with a huge surprise party with more than 100 friends and family in attendance. Fast forward to 2011…. [Read More]

Adult day programs offer socialization for older adults with dementia

September 1, 2022

Creating environments to thrive in Older adults with cognitive challenges often face increasingly limited options for social engagement. Adult day centers are community- based programs that are open during the day and provide social opportunities, health and wellness services and physical activity for older adults who are typically living at home with their family. “When… [Read More]

Alzheimer’s Association invites Milwaukee County residents to join ‘2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ on September 18

August 25, 2022

“Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is world’s largest event dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Milwaukee County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on September 18, 2022 at Henry Maier Festival Park, 639 E. Summerfest Pl., Milwaukee. The gates open… [Read More]

We hear you

June 2, 2022

Join us for a free breakfast to share your voice By: Diane Beckley Milner Memory loss is not a normal part of aging To see signs of memory loss in a loved one is a difficult situation for thousands of Wisconsin families. In the black community we have the utmost respect for our elders and… [Read More]

You are not alone – Two African American women leaders weigh in on fighting dementia during Black History Month

February 3, 2022

Finding better ways to reach more people – Beverly Berry is Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Office Alzheimer’s and dementia affect communities of color at a disproportionate rate. In fact, Black Americans are twice as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. They are also less… [Read More]

Courage in dementia caregiving

November 11, 2021

A perspective from a former caregiver By Diane Beckley Milner Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter Navigating the caregiving journey November is National Family Caregiver’s Month. A caregiver’s burden is great, especially for those caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. I know first-hand the challenges of caregiving…. [Read More]

A journey with Alzheimer’s

September 2, 2021

Recognizing the signs Wendy Smith was a caregiver for her father, Owen Grisham, during his six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She lived close to her parents and handled their finances and doctor’s visit. Leading up to his diagnosiss, there were many signs about his condition. Her father got lost driving, was forgetting things and his… [Read More]

Six ways to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease

June 17, 2021

By Nathaniel Chin, MD Dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million Americans, 120,000 here in Wisconsin. Symptoms vary person to person but commonly include gradual decline in memory, thinking skills, and ability to complete familiar tasks. Many factors may play a role in an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Age is… [Read More]

Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Education Programs in June

June 3, 2021

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia – June 7- 12:00-1:00 p.m. Program & Q&A Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors and more. To Register call 800.272.3900. You will receive connection information after you register. Effective Communication Strategies June 14 – 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Program & Q&A Learn to decode the verbal and… [Read More]

Coping with dementia – patient and caregiver care

April 22, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Dr. Bashir Easter knows first-hand the impact dementia can have on an individual and the toll it can take on caregivers. His mother was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 55 and for the past 17 years he and his siblings have… [Read More]