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A person with Alzheimer's or other dementia doesn't have to give up the activities that he or she loves. Many activities can be modified to the person's ability. In addition to enhancing quality of life, activities can reduce behaviors like wandering or agitation.In the early stages of dementia, the person may withdraw from activities he or she previously enjoyed. It is important to help the person remain engaged. Having an open discussion around any concerns and making slight adjustments can make a difference. For example, a large social gathering may be overwhelming, but the person may be able to interact more successfully in smaller groups.As Alzheimer's progresses, you may need to make other adjustments to the activity. For more information please contact Wendy Betley at 414.479.8800 or  wbetley@alz.org.

We offer the following social engagement opportunities:

Memory Café
Share your stories and socialize with others who have worries about their memory.
Get the full Memory Café Calendar here or click on each one indivdually.

Dodge County
Edith's
Get the details here

Jefferson County
First Saturday of the month at Black Hawk Memory Café
Get the details here.

Kenosha County
Fourth Thursday of the month at Sol-D'Licious Café
Get the details here.

Ozaukee County
Third Tuesday of the month at Flipside Café
Get the details here.

First Wednesday of the month at Riveredge Nature Center
Get the details here.

Washington County
First Wednesday of the month at Riveredge Nature Center
Get the details here.

Waukesha County
Second Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread-Ruby Isle.
Get the details here.

First Friday of the month at Lake Country Libraries
Get the details here.

Fourth Wednesday of the month at Denny's Restaurant
Get the details here.

SPARK!
Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss

View all our opportunities here.

For even more ideas and tips please visit the Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center.

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.