Dementia Care Project Highlights

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Dementia Care System Redesign

May 2015

Project-wide Highlights

  • The Department launched the “Dementia-Friendly Communities Tool Kit,” which provides guidance to communities and businesses, on how to become more accessible and welcoming to residents with Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias, and their care partners. The release of the Tool Kit was highlighted at an event in Appleton, at which Secretary Rhoades presented her first ever “Secretary’s Award” to the Fox Valley Memory Project. The award is to recognize the Project’s leadership in developing a dementia-friendly community, and its generosity in sharing its knowledge with other communities that want to follow suit.

Community Awareness and Services Team

  • Commenced a pilot of the Department of Public Instruction’s dementia curriculum at the Clark Street Community School.

  • Notified successful applicants for the Tribal Dementia Care Specialist Pilot Project and created an “Orientation and Training Plan.”

Facility Based Long Term Care Team

  • Conducted a Wisconsin Music & Memory webinar, which included information on the Department of Health Services’ initiative to develop Dementia Friendly Communities.

Crisis Response and Stabilization Team

  • Presented on the Dementia Care Redesign to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)-Central States Region and the Wisconsin Association of County Homes (WACH).

Dementia Care Guiding Principles and Training Team

  • Launched the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Dementia Generalist for Family and Friends training.

  • Finalized the content of the Guiding Principles document; the final step will be to complete formatting prior to public distribution.

Last Revised: July 30, 2015