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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.


 President Obama 

We are ready to make history, but is Washington ready to join us?


Right now, the Obama Administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan in the history of the United States. 

Since the passage and enactment of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) in January, 2011, millions of Americans like you have been eagerly waiting to see what commitment the Administration will make to fight this devastating disease.

Our families won't forget the promises that leaders in Washington made to us as they agreed to create a National Alzheimer's Plan. We now must ask the President to seize this opportunity to lead the fight against Alzheimer's.


Sign our online petition urging the President to issue a strong National Alzheimer's Plan, backed by the resources to get it done.


We are ready to make history. We need you to stand up and call for action. Please take a moment to support this historic effort. Help ensure the White House remembers our families.








Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~           Barbara and David Hagman
In January we premiered a new website franchise  - 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.  
Click here to read the personal story of David and Barbara Hagman of Kenosha and learn why this couple is on a quest to inspire others to build a lasting legacy.
And please visit the personal stories section of our website often as content will be added on a regular basis. 


It's So Hip, Look What Happened!! 
Who Knew?  Word spread like a firestorm that our Mardi Gras Gala is the Hottest Bash in Milwaukee!  Just days after the invitation hit the mail, this fundraising celebration was... going once, going twice... all SOLD OUT!

For those of you who have tickets, February 21st promises to be a great evening of Cajun inspired gourmet food, Mardi Gras martini's, a silent and live auction, and
BLING RINGS. Gala chairs, Jim and Mary Jo Mueller and Owen and Kim Sullivan have pulled out all the stops to make this an evening you will not soon forget!
Alz Mardi Gras Gala 2012

And if you missed out this year, please save the date for Fat Tuesday, February 12, 2013! 

Memories in the Making Offers 6 Week Workshop
Creative Arts Program Helps Individuals with
Alzheimer's disease Find their Voice  Memories in the Making
Creating artwork has become an important and enjoyable activity for many who are unable to communicate verbally - the voice used to powerfully express thoughts, emotions and memories. The goal of Memories in the Making® is to offer an emotionally safe environment with positive reinforcement that allows people with Alzheimer's and related dementias to reach outside their world and paint a picture that reconnects them with a past memory.
The series will be held on consecutive Saturdays beginning February 18 through March 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Interior Garden Art Studio, 100 Main Street, in Thiensville.


This program is being offered to members of the general public who are living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. There is a nominal $20 fee for the six-week program which covers art supplies and materials. Registration for the program is required and can be made by contacting Nancy Armitage at 414-479-8800 or


And Coming on June 5 -  Join us

as we premiere"TREASURE"

an exquisite gallery evening hosted at Cuvée Champagne Bar, in the heart of Milwaukee's chic Third Ward. Treasure is the first of what we hope will become an annual fundraising event in the Milwaukee art community to benefit Memories In The Making®

Save the Date - More Information to Come!



Our New Walk Website is LIVE!
Walk to End Alzheimer's Let's get this party started!  You know what to do...
Check out our brand new, Walk websiteIt's ready to go with all the things you need to form your team or register as an individual.
JOIN US in September or October for a Walk in one of these communities - Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Sheboygan, Kenosha/Racine, Fond du Lac and
NEW for 2012 - West Bend -  September 22  at Regner Park
We'll see you on the trail!
Register for the 2012 Wisconsin Network Conference
on Alzheimer's disease & Related Dementias
May 6-8 at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells

This conference, recognized as the largest state conference in the United States devoted to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, will convene over 850 health care professionals and family care partners involved in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Participants will learn about the latest in disease management and preventive therapies, research and care management of Alzheimer's disease.


To register or for more information visit the conference website.


The deadline for submitting Outstanding Caregiver Award nominations is March 9.  Click here for categories, criteria and nomination form.



Wisconsin Advocacy Day - March 7state capitol

Registration Deadline Approaching 


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 Golueke at 414-479-8800 or

Registration deadline is March 5th.




Alzheimer's Association Honors

Cary J. Kohlenberg, M.D. as Practitioner of the Year Cary J. Kohlenberg, M.D.


At a recent annual meeting, the Alzheimer's Association proudly honored Dr. Cary J. Kohlenberg as it's Practitioner of the Year.  Kohlenberg, a geriatric psychiatrist, is on the staff of IPC Research, where he is involved in a number of Alzheimer's disease studies.  As a practicing M.D., Kohlenberg has played a key role in the proper diagnosis and treatment of individuals with dementia.  Additionally, Dr. Kohlenberg serves as an active member of the Challenging Behaviors Task Force. 


Congratulations Dr. Kohlenberg - and THANKS for ensuring that the very best care is provided to individuals with Alzheimer's!  



Give the Golfer in Your Life a Unique Valentine's Day Gift 


Baehmann's Golf Center in Cedarburg will hold their 1st annual

Indoor Golf Tournament to benefit the Alzheimer's Association on February 18 and 19, from 9am - 9pm.  And just imagine this - you and a partner (2 person teams) will step up to the tee to play the famed Back Nine at Pebble Beach on Baehmann's brand new golf simulator.  Call

262-377-0768 to reserve your hour.  This sweet deal costs only $25, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  This is a perfect idea for Valentine's Day giving to friends, family members, or the special golfer in your life! 

Visit our website for more information.





Lake Country Lutheran Girls Basketball
Goes Purple For Alzheimer's Awareness  Lake Country Lutheran Girls Basketball


On January 25th, both the JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Teams at Lake Country Lutheran High School in Hartland went Purple for the cause.  The idea for an Alzheimer's Awareness Night was originally conceived by three team members who have grandmothers living with Alzheimer's.  The girls received great support from Coach Christine Hansen and the entire staff who were already familiar with Coach Pat's Summitt's Alzheimer's journey.  The lady hoopsters planned the entire event.  They designed their own t-shirts, purchased purple socks and shoelaces, sold 50-50 raffle tickets during halftime, and arranged to have their local Culver's sell custard topped with purple jimmies.  They also invited the Alzheimer's Association to attend the event, to provide awareness and education about the disease through an information table.
Purple Ribbon
The Alzheimer's Awareness Night raised over $350 for the cause!  Way to Go Lake Country Lutheran Girls -  and thanks for letting the Alzheimer's Association be a part of your TEAM!
Glen Campbell's Milwaukee Farewell -
A Touching Performance  

Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour


Glen Campbell performed to a sold-out crowd at the Pabst Theater on January 21st as his Goodbye Tour wowed longtime fans and new supporters.  The Alzheimer's Association, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute and the Helen Bader Foundation were proud to be involved in the event, generating awareness and providing information about the disease that has personally touched Campbell and his family. 


A big shout out and THANK YOU goes to Campbell and his crew, for inviting the Alzheimer's Association to collect donations during intermission to support the cause.  During a brief 5 minute span, we combed the aisles and collected more than $550!


Read the review of the concert by JSOnline critic Erik Ernst here.


Watch Glen sing "I Can't Stop Loving You" from the Milwaukee concert on youtube.




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.

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