The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that is specifically designed to provide a link to resources for people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. We are also deeply concerned with providing support to those who care for persons with dementia. Our mission is to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as provide a quality life for the person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
The Alliance provides information and resources regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. We have many programs and services to offer you on an ongoing basis. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to talk personally with any of our staff.
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608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251 toll-free
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin FAQ
Q: What does the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin do?
The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that provides support to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases through personal consultations, education, and support. Our compassionate and expert staff provides individualized, local assistance throughout every stage of the disease in a safe, confidential way. If you have been touched by Alzheimer’s and are wondering where to turn, how to handle a specific situation, need guidance or access to helpful resources, call us first. We will help you navigate the complex maze of issues that can arise throughout the course of the disease.
Q: What areas do you serve?
We offer programs throughout the south central Wisconsin area and have an in-depth knowledge of local resources in this area. However, we are happy to talk with anyone about their questions or individual issues no matter where they live. We also advocate on Wisconsin state government public policy issues that affect people with dementia and their caregivers.
Q: Where are you located?
Our main office is in Madison, Wisconsin, but we also have regional offices in Lancaster serving Grant and Richland counties, and in Portage serving Sauk and Columbia counties. Our Outreach Coordinator holds offices hours in Green, Lafayette and Iowa counties. We have worked hard to maintain a presence in the more rural communities so that we can provide help to those in these often underserved areas. In addition, our Diversity Coordinator has regular office hours at Merrill Community Center in Beloit.
Q: How are you funded?
Ninety percent of our income is from private donations from individuals, special events, fees for services and grants from private organizations. When you donate to us, you can be certain every dollar stays right here in Wisconsin. We are vigilant with the use of our funds, maintaining low administrative costs and working hard to make every dollar count in order to ensure the support to families and professional caregivers remains our highest priority. Your gifts help guarantee that when people need help – your loved one, friend, or maybe even you at some future time – expert staff are here in the community to answer the call.
Q: Why do I need your help?
While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, there are strategies and treatments throughout the course of the disease that can help maximize the quality of life for all affected. People often live with Alzheimer’s disease for many years. We can help you throughout disease process with planning, strategizing, accessing resources and understanding changes as they occur over time. It is very important to get an early diagnosis if you suspect Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The earlier you get a diagnosis, the more effective drug therapies will be, and you will be able give yourself time to form a plan of action so you may enjoy what is most important to you for as long as possible. Call us and we can be a partner with you through this journey.