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AUGUST, 2013
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.


Register Now for the Walk to End Alzheimer's   WTEA
Go Purple in Southeastern Wisconsin!
Ed and Linda Olson
Join Chairs Linda and Ed Olson for the Waukesha County Walk on Sept. 14 at Frame Park
August is prime-time for getting your Walk team started and registered.  Our on-line registration is designed to make the sign-up process easy and convenient for you.  Here are a few handy tips to help make your registration experience smooth and seamless:

Tip: Restart Your Team! - Save time by restarting your team from 2012.  Make sure to use your 2012 username and password so that your team information can be located and used to register your 2013 team.

Tip:  Website "Live Chat" is now available to help! - If you have any questions while navigating the Walk to End Alzheimer's registration site, or when signing up your team, just chat on-line with our live customer service operators.  They can provide assistance from 7am - 9pm CST.  And of course, if you have additional questions or need further help, please don't hesitate to contact our Development Team at 414-479-8800.
Kenosha Racine Walk Chairs
(left) Audrey Linnenkohl and Tammy Ward, Chairs of the Kenosha/Racine County Walk, invite you to share the fun on Sept. 28 at UW-Parkside

Visit our website to register today!

WTEA Dates 2013
Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~     
2012 PFOC
2012 PFOC Movers and Shakers
Global, and yet so local - a rare combination in today's business world.  And what makes this cinderella story even sweeter is the fact that the Primex Family of Companies, an international company headquartered in Lake Geneva, also has a true commitment and passion to give back to their local communities in need.
Read the story of the PFOC Movers and Shakers here and see how they've gone full throttle in their support of the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Walworth County.
Carole Caine of 96.5 WKLH to Emcee Milwaukee Walk 
on October 5 Carole Caine

We are thrilled to announce that for the second year, Carole Caine, co-host of the Dave & Carole morning radio show on 96.5 WKLH, will be live, and in-person, as emcee of our Milwaukee Walk at Mount Mary University on October 5.   
WKLH, a major media partner for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, is also forming a station Walk team.  They invite all their classic rock listeners, as well as everyone else in the community who wants to be on a rockin' team, to join them.  Help WKLH  - Walk to End Alzheimer's! 
August Fundraising Challenge 

August is the perfect time to get your Walk Team on the books and fundraising.  And to provide a fun fundraising incentive we're offering this little contest:  Every registered walker that has raised $100 before 12 Midnight on Tuesday, August 20 will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize basket.  The basket will be awarded at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event that the winning walker is registered for.  Time to get your game on!
And remember - $100 in fundraising also qualifies you to receive your 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's 
WTEA Team Challenge 
Team SSN
2012 Team SSN
(Spaeth Sponholz No No)
from Washington County
Calling all Teams! Our goal is to register 100 Walk to End Alzheimer's Teams in the month of August.  Will you be one of them?  If you haven't registered yet, don't delay!  Join the company of these fabulous teams, that as of July 31st were the top fundraisers for their specific Walks.  Register now at
Saluting our TOP WALK TEAMS - as of 7/31/13

Fond du Lac County:  Mighty Memories, Harbor Haven Healers, 
A Walk to Remember
Kenosha/Racine Counties:  Dorothy's Angels, Alzheimer's Avengers, Ewald's Express
Milwaukee County:  Brookdale Senior Living (Milwaukee office), Team Alice, Brooksource
Sheboygan County: Walk for Grannie, Running for Rids, The Press Ons
Walworth County: GC Striders, Donna Mae, Chips off the Old Block
Washington County: Miller-Zotter, Team BrightStar, Team SSN
Waukesha County: TOL's Team, Team Gajewski, Team GG

Yard Signs - Get Yours Now!
Yard Signs
Our eye catching, freshly designed, stop-em in their tracks, yard signs are here -  along with brochures and posters for all seven Walk events.  Visit your event webpage for specific details on how you can pick up yours! Or call our Development Office at 414.479.8800 for more information.

Barb's Got the Buzz - Dedicate Yourself to a Cause
Barb's Buzz
Barbara Cheek Johnson

Barbara Cheek Johnson, a journalist living with early stage Alzheimer's disease, discusses her emotional journey through being diagnosed with Alzheimer's and 
finding a cause to care for. 
Read Barb's newest post at  
to get an inside look at a personal perspective of Alzheimer's.

Treasured Art Gifted Back to Artist
LaVerne Jankovich
(left) Nancy Armitage, MIM program coordinator ,  Victoria Phillips (daughter) and LaVerne Jankovich (artist)

Memories in the Making artist LaVerne Jankovich recently received her signature work of art, Lavender and Lace, as a gift from a magnanimous Alzheimer's Association donor.  The donor, who originally purchased the artwork at Treasure, our art auction and fundraiser on June 4, was so touched by the Memories in the Making program, and LaVerne's exceptional talent, that she decided to gift the art back to LaVerne and her family to enable them to enjoy the art forever as a family keepsake.   
LaVerne attends the Memories in the Making program at Shorehaven Adult Day Center in Oconomowoc.  For more information about Memories in the Making, contact Nancy Armitage at 414.479.8800 or
Brentwood Church Hosts Memories in the Making Art Program
Brentwood MIM
(left) Nancy Armitage offers encouragement to MIM participant 

On Friday, August 2, Brentwood Church held it's very first Memories in the Making community-based session which ran in conjunction with a bi-monthly support group meeting.  The support group members and their loved ones attended the art program kick-off at 5:30pm. Nancy Armitage, led the Memories in the Making session with assistance from trained Alzheimer's Association staff and Brentwood Health Organization volunteers. 
This free event was open to all members of the community.  Future art sessions are scheduled for October 4 and December 6 at 6:00pm at Brentwood Church, 6425 North 60th Street in Milwaukee.  For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 414.479.8800.
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Today We Need Your Help to Create Something BIG

Every day, the Alzheimer's Association works hard to support those whose lives have changed due to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Through support, care, advocacy and research, we fight every day to ensure that someday, Alzheimer's disease is a thing of the past.


Did you know that right now - this very second - you can help us in that fight and do something little to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease for someone here in Wisconsin? Through our Challenge Match, every new and increased gift will be matched by a special group of friends up to a total of $200,000.


Do a Little Big Thing and show you care about putting an end to Alzheimer's disease, and supporting those individuals who are currently living with it, by making your donation today.  


We've made it easy to donate through our secure Paytrace website.  You can make a lump sum gift, or you can have your gift debited daily, weekly, bi-monthly or monthly via credit card or checking account. Make A Donation Now!


Coming Up - Alzheimer's Association Classes 



Living with Moderate Alzheimer's Disease     

  • a three part program for caregivers that addresses symptoms and care needs, relationship changes, safety concerns, preparing for an emergency, and respite care

Tuesday, August 13, 20, 27 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Family Enrichment Center 

885 Badger Circle, Room E - Grafton 


Registration required - contact Ginny Nyhuis at 920.838.1311 or




Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Early Stage

Early Stage

  • a three part program geared for individuals living with early stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners
Thursday, August 15, 22, 29 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Assocation

620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160 - Milwaukee 


Registration required - contact Wendy Betley at 414.479.8800




Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia:

How do They Differ from Alzheimer's Disease


  • Dr. Diane Mosnik, neuropsychologist, will be presenting diagnostic and behavioral features of FTD and LBD and how these types of dementia are unique and different from Alzheimer's disease.

Friday, August  22

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Delavan Community Center

820 E. Geneva Street  - Delavan


Registration required - contact Bonnie Beam-Stratz at 920.728.4088 or




Understanding Dementia
  • a three session program for friends and family members of those experiencing memory related issues or a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease 
  • offers general information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia as well as how to better communicate and manage challenging behaviors 

Thursday, September 12, 19, 26
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aurora West Allis Hospital
8901 W. Lincoln - Milwaukee

Registration Required - contact Aurora Hospital at 888.863.5502 or


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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