To improve understanding of dementias throughout the community, Mile Bluff
Medical Center, ADRC of Eagle Country, and the Alzheimer’s &
Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, will hold “Together We can: A Dementia
Conference & Expo.”
Community members, medical professionals and caregivers are encouraged
to attend to raise awareness and support for those with dementia. Those
who attend will come away from the conference with a deeper understanding
of those impacted with this disease, tips on how they can help, and inspiration
for creating a dementia friendly community.
Speakers will include these local experts; Dr. Leon Radant, nurse pratitioner
Cris Custer, social worker Gina Laack, and local dementia advocate Nancy
Thacker. They will share tips on understanding the world of dementia,
early detection signs, and caregiver support. The conference will also
feature breakout sessions and a caregiver compassion panel.
Well-know author and keynote speaker, former Wisconsin Governor, Martin
J. Schrieber, will also provide insight and support to the world of Alzheimer’s
caregivers as he presents “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and
Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.”
Schreiber’s wife Elaine was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease more than 10 years ago and since then, he has worked tirelessly
to be a caregiver and loving spouse to someone who no longer recognizes
him. He speaks about the need for caregivers to build support systems
and self-care, which are among the things he failed to do early on.
Whether you are a caregiver, a medical professional, businesses owner,
or just want to make a difference, this conference is open to anyone wishing
to gain more insight into the world of dementia.
Registration for the conference is required.
Please register by Friday, March 29. Lunch and conference materials are included with the $10 registration
fee. For more information about the event call 608-847-1495.
Download a registration form.