Dementia Care Project Highlights

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Dementia Care System Redesign

June 2015

Community Awareness and Services Team

  • Completed a pilot project with Clark Street Community School and collaborated with teachers at the school to begin developing a 15-week seminar for the fall of 2015.

  • Met with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) to discuss a dementia choir project.

  • Met with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin to discuss the Dementia-Friendly Communities Tool Kit and how the Society can help to support Dementia-Friendly Communities efforts.

  • Distributed 15 mini-grants to local public health departments to help engage them in Dementia-Friendly Communities initiatives.

Facility Based Long Term Care Team

  • Conducted the Wisconsin Music & Memory webinar featuring Carmen Bowman on how to reduce and eliminate bed and chair alarms in Wisconsin nursing homes.

Crisis Response and Stabilization Team

  • Presented to the monthly National Adult Protective Services Resource Center technical assistance teleconference for states about the Dementia Care System Redesign Project and how it will affect Adult Protective Services.

Dementia Care Guiding Principles and Training Team

  • Implemented a coupon program for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) to offer free University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) training on a limited basis, primarily to family members caring for loved ones with dementia.
  • Posted the catalog of available dementia-related trainings on the Department of Health Services (DHS) Dementia Care System Redesign website.
Last Revised: August 25, 2015