Local Agencies and Organizations
Aging and Disability Resource Centers — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services runs ADRCs across the state, which provide accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.
Alzheimer’s Association — The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin chapter provides information and resources regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and those caring for persons with dementia. The Association has chapters in Greater Wisconsin (Neenah, Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Wausau and Rhinelander), South Central Wisconsin (Madison) and Southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee). The Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline can be reached at 800-272-3900.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin — The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin provides information and resources regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and those caring for persons with dementia. Alliance staff can be reached at 608-232-3400 or toll-free at 888-308-6251.
Area Agency on Aging — A service for adults 60 and over or their families that provides access to services that help seniors stay in their homes.
Sharing Active Independent Lives (S.A.I.L.) — A membership organization for people 55+ that provides a wide array of services to help people stay independent. Phone: 608-230-4321
Silver Alerts — A statewide system administered through the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network to notify the public that an adult with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other permanent cognitive impairment is missing. Sign up for email, text, or fax alerts.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging — An organization that studies the biology of aging, clinical geriatrics, life-span development, and social gerontology. 608-262-1818
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – The Wisconsin ADRC is focused primarily on improving early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, identifying risk and protective factors, and finding ways to delay onset and progression. Much of the center’s science is based on a wealth of information made possible by the commitment of the research volunteers and families involved in the longitudinal ADRC Clinical Core Study and the ADRC Research Recruitment Registry.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center — A program of the National Institute on Aging (NIH), this site offers information concerning Alzheimer’s disease for health professionals, people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and the public.
Aging Parents and Elder Care — Resources and information for caregivers.
Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) — Part of the UW-Madison School of Nursing, CARE offers a series of training videos in its Dementia Friendly Toolkit, developed to build communication and advocacy skills to respectfully engage people living with dementia.
Family Caregiver Alliance — A public voice for caregivers that provides information, education, services and advocacy.
UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program — UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program provides a series of videos to help caregivers understand how to better care for persons with dementia. Videos cover a range of topics such as aggressive language and behaviors, depression, home safety, repetitive questions, wandering, sleep disturbances and more. Free, live-streaming webinars are also available.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services — Offers online training for family caregivers.