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The Compassion To Care, The Leadership To Conquer

The Alzheimer's journey is a long one, with many twists and turns. The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter has been here as a strong, passionate, and committed resource for over 25 years and with your support we intend to stay committed until the vision of a world without Alzheimer's is attained.


Glen Campbell Goodbye TourGlen Campbell Brings His
"Goodbye Tour" to the
Pabst Theater - January 21
Join Us for this One Night Only Performance 
Be a part of history, as legendary singer/songwriter Glen Campbell bids a fond farewell to fans during his final nationwide concert tour.  Early last year, the Rhinestone Cowboy was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  Soon afterwards, the 75 year-old country superstar, long remembered for classics like "Galveston" and "Wichita Lineman", began working on his final studio album which was released in late August.  The work, entitled Ghost on the Canvas, traces the full circle of Campbell's career, from his dirt-poor Arkansas origins to his glitzy Hollywood career as a musician, television host and actor.  "I still love making music, said Campbell. "And I still love performing for my fans.  I'd like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin."
Join the Alzheimer's Association, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute and the Helen Bader Foundation as we salute this Grammy award-winning artist for his courage in bringing awareness of Alzheimer's disease to the forefront.  For concert tickets, visit the Pabst Theater website.
Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~          
We are proud to roll-out a new page on our website - dedicated to sharing the personal stories - or as we call them, "mission moments" - sources of inspiration that continuously fuel our efforts and energize our resolve to end Alzheimer's disease.  
The first of these heartfelt narratives premieres this month. Click here to read about Belongia-Shuler's 21 year journey as an Alzheimer's "quality engineer". 
And please visit the personal stories section of our website often as content will be added on a regular basis. 


Legal and Financial Planning for Individuals
with Alzheimer's Disease 

Planning for the future is extremely important for individuals and families living with dementia.  Please join us for a two-part program designed to help attendees identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans put into place. 

January 17 and 24 - 2:00-4:00pm
Alzheimer's Association
620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160

Registration is required - please contact Krista Scheel at 414-479-8800 or
Program information is an overview of important issues to consider and explore, and is not a substitute for professional financial or legal advice.
Milwaukee County Department on Aging Recognized as Alzheimer's Association's "Friend of the Year"   


Congratulations to our colleagues at Milwaukee County's Department on Aging for receiving "Friend of the Year" honors at our recent annual meeting.  For the last 14 years, the Milwaukee County Department on Aging has provided the Alzheimer's Association with a $50,000 Multicultural grant to deliver program services and outreach to African American and Hispanic communities in Milwaukee County.  Alzheimer's disease strikes the hardest in multicultural populations, and the support received through these grants has allowed the Alzheimer's Association to continuously improve its cultural competency and reach through all core services.


Thank you for your support!  We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2012 and beyond.


(pictured, left to right) Stephanie Sue Stein, Jonette Arms, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Barbara Bechtel, and Jill Knight



Wisconsin Advocacy Day state capitol

Save the Date - March 7


Use your VOICE to advocate for Wisconsinites with Alzheimer's and their families.  Join us for Wisconsin Advocacy Day!  You'll become educated about the issues facing individuals living with Alzheimer's, learn new skills, network with fellow advocates and help us take our message directly to our state legislators.



9:30am - Advocacy Training at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

11:30am - Lunch (provided)

12:15pm - Congressional Visits at the State Capitol Building


To register, contact Paul Gouleke at 414-479-8800 or

Registration deadline is March 5th.




The ABC's of Why People Call Us 
There are hundreds of reasons people call
800-272-3900 - our 24/7 Helpline. 
A - Activities
B - Behavioral Challenges
C - Caregiver Stress


and the list goes on....
D - Driving Issues
E - Education
F - Financial Information


We can provide assistance for so many questions in the Alzheimer's alphabet.  For more information on the "hot topics" that people are struggling with, click here.
And then call 800-272-3900.  Help is just a phone call away.

Blogging -  A Way to Connect and Continue
the Alzheimer's Conversation 
The Alzheimer's Association has created a national blogspot to provide insights from the frontlines of Alzheimer's research, to allow caregivers and those with Alzheimer's to share their story, and to keep the Alzheimer's community up-to-date on efforts to increase awareness and federal funding of research.   
Scott Russell is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Association 2011 Early-Stage Advisory Group who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009 at the age of 60. In his latest blog, he talks about coping with the disease through a combination of love and humor.  Read about his personal journey here. 

Education, Programs, and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. To view our education calendar which features a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here. For a listing of caregiver support groups, click here.

Social Networking Aids Awareness

Tell your friends on social networks that you're part of the fight to end Alzheimer's. Go ahead and "Like" the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. With your help, we can increase awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Click the icons below to start! 


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