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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.


Double The Power of Your Gift Today! 


Your Dollars Now Have 100% More Philanthropic Power - 

Who Doesn't Love That ! Double The Impact


Donate today to the Challenge Match for Alzheimer's Support and your new or increased gift to the Alzheimer's Association will be worth twice as much in the fight against Alzheimer's!


Here's just a few examples of what your generous gift will buy:

  • $100 enables four people to participate in caregiver support groups.  After we DOUBLE your dollars, your contribution will help eight individuals receive the support they need! 
  • $250 funds our 24/7 Helpline assistance and information packages for 10 families.  After we INCREASE your generous gift, this investment will grow to help 20 families!
  • $500 pays for six families to receive ongoing assessment, on-on-one consultation and support. MULTIPLY your gift by 2 and twelve families will receive important lifeline services. 

Where else can your charitable contribution receive a greater rate of return?


Donate Today!  Make it even easier - become a SUSTAINING giver and pledge a monthly gift - it will all be doubled!  See how simple it is to set up a monthly contribution, and make your gift go twice as far.





2013 Mardi Gras Banner
Last Call for Mardi Gras Gala Tickets
It's Hip, It's Happening... It's Almost Here!
Fat Tuesday is just around the corner (February 12) and we are ready for our Mardi Gras Gala!  With 450 people set to attend this festive event, we are hoping to raise much needed funds to further our mission.  We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our Grand Mardi Gras Sponsor, Hydrite Chemical Co. - and also to our many Dixieland, Marching Saints, Hors d'oeuvres , Mardi Gras Martini, and Volunteer sponsors!  
If you are interested in attending, we do have a few seats available! Contact Sara Graves at 414.479.8800 to reserve your spot.  If you can't attend but want to contribute to our Early Stage Services Program, please call Sara and she will facilitate your contribution.
Black History Month 2013
Did You Know? 
Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D. (1872-1953), the first African - American psychiatrist, made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Liberia, the grandson of a Virginia slave who had purchased his freedom and emigrated there. Fuller graduated with an MD in 1897 from Boston University School of Medicine, which as a homeopathic institution was open to both African-American and women students. He eventually pursued further research at the psychiatric clinic of the University of Munich, Germany.
Fuller faced discrimination in the medical field in the form of unequal salaries and underemployment.   His duties often involved performing autopsies, an unusual procedure for that era.  While performing these autopsies Fuller made discoveries which allowed him to advance in his career as well as contribute to the scientific and medical communities.

As part of his post-graduate studies at the University of Munich, Fuller researched pathology and specifically neuropathology.  In 1903 Solomon Carter Fuller was one of five foreign students chosen by Alois Alzheimer to do research at the Royal Psychiatric Hospital at the University of Munich.  Much of Fuller's work brought about ground-breaking research on the physical changes to the brains of Alzheimer's patients.



Alzheimer's disease and African-Americans 
Resources and Tools for Caregivers Challenge Match

Currently, there are more than 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. African-Americans have higher rates of vascular disease, which puts their community at greater risk for developing Alzheimer's.  According to a growing body of evidence, risk factors for vascular disease - including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol - may also be risk factors for Alzheimer's and stroke-related dementia. 


Alzheimer's disease is far reaching, affecting both the individual and their caregivers - which is most often family and friends. Millions of African-Americans are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Those individuals may neglect their own well-being. As a caregiver, managing one's own health is extremely important.


The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of excellent resources and tools for caregivers including our 24/7 Helpline - 800.272.3900 where specialists and counselors are available anytime to answer questions, help create a personalized care plan or assist in emergency situations.


Download this printable brochure to access great ideas that caregivers can use to remain healthy.


For other ideas and helpful tools, please visit




Register Now for Wisconsin Advocacy Day - March 5
Let Your Voice Be Heard state capitol
The number of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia is on the rise.  So it is more important than ever that our Wisconsin state legislators hear about the growing Alzheimer's epidemic!


Join us on Wisconsin Advocacy Day, March 5, and become educated about the issues, learn new skills, network with fellow advocates and take our message to the State Capitol. 


Location:    Capitol Lakes Retirement Center  
                  333 W. Main Street - Madison
9:30 a.m. -  Advocate Training
11:30 a.m. - Lunch (provided)
12:15 p.m. - Legislative Visits


Attendees will be responsible for transportation to Madison.  If you are looking for a car pool or are available to drive, please let us know when you register.  Registration is due by Friday, March 1.  To register contact Paul Golueke at 800.272.3900 or

Save the Date!  Join us May 5-7 for the Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells  


For the past 27 years, the Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter Network has hosted this comprehensive, educational forum dedicated to those who care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Wisconsin conference is one of the largest statewide conferences in the United States, featuring over 44 workshops, national keynote speakers and numerous exhibits and displays. Nearly 850 professional and family care providers will gather in Wisconsin Dells for an exciting three days of learning and networking.


The 2013 conference is proud to announce this year's distinguished keynote speakers:

  • Ronald C. Petersen, M.D. - Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Janet Edmunson, M. Ed - Author, "Finding Meaning with Charles", Portland, ME
  • Art Walaszek, M.D. - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI
  • Rae Lyn Burke, Ph.D. - Alzheimer's Association Early Stage Advisory Group, San Francisco, CA


For complete information on the conference, visit the conference website at

Download the conference brochure, register online and get information on scholarships, exhibit opportunities and conference registration fees. For additional information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 414.479.8800.  See you in May at the Kalahari!



Walk to End Alzheimer's Websites Are Live! 

It's February, and yes we are supercharged and READY to kick-off the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's season!  The websites are live so log on today to see the improved sites and to get registered! 
Walk to End Alz


Office Volunteers Needed!  Volunteers Needed

The Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter is in need of a few enthusiastic volunteers to assist us in our office. You would assist with mailing projects, copying, filing, phone calls, and computer work. 


We are interested in volunteers who have good clerical and organizational skills. Work would be at our Milwaukee office during regular business hours - weekdays, between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Shifts can be flexible.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.  


If you are interested in volunteering or desire additional information, please contact our Office Manager, Lisa Ligocki, at 414-479-8800 or





Professional Training Opportunity 

Activity-based Alzheimer's Care Creativity


Activities are an integral part of life-especially for the person with dementia. Join us to learn about your personal response to music and art and explore how your experiences can be applied to caregiving. Learn about how the brain is positively affected by creativity and how to incorporate music and art daily.

This program is designed for activities professionals and is highly interactive. Come ready to explore and stretch your horizons!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013



Waukesha County Technical College

Richard T. Anderson Education Center 

800 Main Street -  Pewaukee Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Registration Required -  Register online at WCTC at or call 262.691.5578

Cost: $69.00




Coming Up - Alzheimer's Association Classes 


Understanding Dementia

Early Stage

  • a three part workshop for family caregivers 
March 4, 11, and 18
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin 
9200 West Wisconsin Ave., 2NT Conference Room

Registration required - contact Sue Moser at 414-805-9269 or
March 14, 21, and 28 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
D.N. Greenwald Center
240 Maple Avenue - Mukwonago
Registration required - contact Deborah Klement at 414-479-8800 or
The Savvy Caregiver  Caregiver

  • a 6 week course providing clinical-level training for family caregivers
  • $30 workshop fee includes caregiver manual and CD 

Waukesha County

Every Tuesday from February 19 through March 26  

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County

500 Riverview Avenue - Waukesha


Registration required - contact Krista Scheel at 414.479.8800 


Racine County

Every Thursday from March 14 through April 18

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Racine County Public Works Building

14200 Washington Avenue - Sturtevant


Registration required - contact Paulette Kissee at 262-595-2387 or Krista Scheel at 414.479.8800





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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