As our communities continue to age, the diagnosis of dementia is becoming
more and more common. Dementia is an overall term that describes a group
of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills
that reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.
It is estimated that over 560 seniors are currently living with a dementia
diagnosis in Juneau County. Along with their caregivers, the individuals
who are diagnosed may find it difficult to navigate through the community
as dementia symptoms occur in public more frequently.
To improve understanding of dementia throughout the community, Mile Bluff
Medical Center and the ADRC of Eagle Country will be holding FREE information
sessions for anyone interested in learning more about dementia.
During these presentations, Gina Laack, Social Worker and Dementia Care
Specialists, will discuss dementia, the importance of taking action to
help those with dementia, tactics for addressing dementia in Juneau County,
and how to become a dementia friendly community.
These free information sessions will be held:
- -Wednesday November 14 at Wonewoc Public Library from 1-2 pm
- -Friday November 16 at Hatch Public Library from 10-11 am
- -Friday, November 16 at Elroy Public Library from 1-2 pm
- -Monday, November 19 at Necedah Siegler Memorial Library from 10-11 am
- -Monday, November 19 at New Lisbon City Hall from 1-2 pm
These sessions are for anyone diagnosed with dementia, providing care for
someone with dementia, or who is interested in becoming dementia friendly
personally or as a business.
For more information about the information sessions, please call 608-847-9371.