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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County

Dementia

We are dedicated to working within Dane County to bring more awareness to dementia.

Are you a family caregiver for someone with dementia and need to learn more about the disease and services available?

Do you have questions about how to provide care for someone with dementia?

The Dementia Care Specialist with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County can help.

Our Dementia Care Specialist can help you with:

  • Getting a diagnosis
  • Understanding a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Understanding memory loss, and what is normal with aging
  • Connecting to resources
  • Learning strategies and coping skills
  • Navigating the system to get the help you need

Watch this interesting video, filmed in Scotland, about Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a general term, not a diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common disease that causes dementia.

Dementia is a group of symptoms that can include changes in:

  • Memory and Thinking
  • Understanding and Deciding
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Behavior and Personality
  • Reading, Writing, and Speaking
  • Movement and Balance

Need a speaker for your group or organization?

You may contact Jennifer Fischer by calling (608) 240-7460 or via email at Fischer@countyofdane.com