Resources for Family Caregivers

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Recorded Trainings from National Family Caregiver Month Presentations:

Basics of Dementia Caregiving

This recording can be accessed by computer or phone. The program aired on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Presentation Audio and Presentation Power Point

What You Need to Know About Those Other Dementias

Presented by Dr. Michelle Braun, Neuropsychologist.  Learn more about Lewy Body, FTD, Vascular and mixed dementias. This recording can be accessed by computer or phone. The program aired on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Presentation Audio and Presentation Power Point

In the Midst of Chaos

Presented by Attorney Elizabeth Ruthmansdorger who talks about the legal and financial considerations for those caregiving when you can't be there in person. This recording can be accessed by computer or phone. The program aired on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Presentation Video and Presentation Outline

COVID-19 Related Resources for Caregivers:

Senior Center without Walls offers Social Opportunities

Feeling the effect of social distancing? Don’t be lonely! KAFASI’s Senior Center Without Walls (SCWOW) program lets you chat with other seniors on fun group telephone calls. Join them for any of the weekly calls below.

Tuesday – 2:00 pm Friendship Circle
Wednesday – 2:00 pm Mindful Movement
Thursday – 11:00 am Guided Meditation
Sunday – 4:00 pm Sunday with Sally

To join dial 1-877-216-1555, enter pass code 669393#.

Family/Caregiver Support Groups

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease? Does someone you love have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia?

There are support groups for caregivers and family members, and a recently added men’s group held in Racine County. Learn more.


EZ ID is a valuable safety tool, not only for children but for anyone. The flash drive contains:

  • Streaming video
  • Digital voiceprint
  • Digital photograph
  • Full set of digitally scanned fingerprints
  • General physical information

Private and sensitive data are encrypted and accessible only to law enforcement. The Volunteer Center of Racine offers the program year-round and encourages all parents and guardians to enroll their family members who may benefit. To enroll, check their website for upcoming event locations or contact the Volunteer Center of Racine at 262-886-9612.

What kind of Health Education programs do you want?

Your opinion can make a difference! The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is asking you to take a 5-minute survey to let us know about your interest and ability to participate in evidence-based programs. Our evidence-based programs are important to avoid injuries and prevent or manage health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and more. Thus, we want to make sure these programs are easily available to everyone and need your valuable input to better understand the barriers that keep people from participating. Please help us by taking this short survey.

Additional Caregiver Resources:

National Caregiving Blogs

Support Groups and Education

Alzheimer’s Support Groups