We offer educational programs specially designed for for family caregivers and individuals facing Alzheimer’s. Click on the the education calendar link above to see which programs are currently scheduled at locations in your area.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Krista Scheel, Program Director, at 414.479.8800 or 800.272.3900.
Join us for the 8th Annual Event for the Mind, Body and Spirit - Caring for the Caregiver
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union
For information or to register by phone call 414.220.8600
To register on line go to my.interfaithmilw.org/caregiverconference
View details here.
M Magazine Puts the Spotlight on the Care Partner
July Issue Features Personal Story of Martin and Elaine Schreiber. Former Wisconsin Governor and First Lady, Martin and Elaine Schreiber, graciously shared their personal journey with Alzheimer's disease during a prime media opportunity with a reporter from M Magazine. Read their candid and poignant story here and find out why Martin Schreiber believes that care partners need to stay healthy and receive education, care and support as much as individuals living with the disease.
You can also listen to the 620 WTMJ interview with Marty Schreiber here.
Workshops and Training Programs for Family Caregivers
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's
This two session program is designed to help those affected by dementia, their care partners and family members to better understand the legal and financial issues that may impact them. At the end of this two session program attendees will be able to understand the importance of advance planning, identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans put in place, be familiar with specific legal issues, future care options and financial issues pertaining to dementia, and use hands-on-tools for making plans now. While the infomation in the program is an overview of important issues to consider and options to explore, it IS NOT a substitute for professional legal or financial advice.
Living with Alzheimer's (for those with early stage Alzheimer's and their caregivers)
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us for this three-part program where you will hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.
Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Moderate Stage
This three part program includes many topics for caregivers of individuals with moderate Alzheimer's disease. Topics to be covered include understanding the symptoms and care needs, understanding relationship changes, learning ways to maximize safety, preparation for emergencies and learning how to get respite care. Effective strategies will also be discussed regarding personal care and managing challenging behaviors.
The Savvy Caregiver (for family caregivers)
This training is designed specifically for family caregivers and goes beyond traditional introductory education classes.
Understanding Dementia (for family caregivers)
Learn more about Alzheimer's disease and ways to better communicate and manage challenging behaviors. If a family member or friend is experiencing memory-related issues or a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease/dementia, this free presentation series will provide valuable information.
Family Caregiver Conferences
We present Family Caregiver Conferences in locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin to provide an opportunity for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's to gain information and support from experts in their own communities. These mini-conferences (usually 3 to 5 hours long) feature guest speakers, such as physicians, attorneys, Alzheimer's care professionals, and/or community service providers. On-site, free respite care is available to make it easier for caregivers to attend.