Support For Family Caregivers

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Memory Care Connections

The goal of the Memory Care Connections research program (a replication of the NYU Caregiver Intervention) is to provide knowledge and support to the people caring for their loved-ones with dementia. When family members who are also caregiver receive support and services they need, the person with dementia also benefits. Programs like Memory Care Connections has shown to be effective in delaying the need for nursing home care.

Program Overview
Memory Care Connections is a program for a live-in caregiver for a loved one with dementia and their family members. It is facilitated by the Dementia Care Specialist in your home or location of choice to best meet the needs of the caregiver through support, guidance and education.

Memory Care Connections is a 6-session counseling program that evolved from the experience of clinicians at New York University School of Medicine. The study found that caregivers who participated in the program experienced many benefits - including fewer symptoms of depression and stress, as well as better physical health - compared with those who did not participate. They also reported increased satisfaction with the emotional and practical support they received, as well as increased closeness to their families. As a result of the program, many caregivers were able to postpone or avoid placing their spouses in residential care.

Watch the video clip to hear from the founders of the program and see how it has helped us help you.

 

For more information click here for the Memory Connections Flyer

 

Assistance with Care Planning

The Dementia Care Specialist can help to address your current situation and plan for the future, including advance care plans and connections to legal and financial planning experts, safety concerns, adult day services, supportive home care agencies, etc.

Connections to Support Groups and Other Programs

The Dementia Care Specialist is knowledgeable about all of the opportunities and resources available in your community and can help you find information and make connections.

  • Lake Street Support Group Flyer
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  • Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance
    Visit the website here

  • Musical Memories
    Musical Memorie

  • Stand in the Light Dementia Choir
    Chorus Flyer Image

  • Lewy Body Support Group Flyer
    Lake Street Support Group

  • Telephone Caregiver Support
    Telephone Caregiver

  • Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)
    Funds through AFCSP are made available to assist caregivers to purchase goods and services related to the care of someone with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program flyer here