Dementia Care Specialist

The mission of the Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) Program is to support people with dementia and their caregivers in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible while living at home. In order to accomplish this mission, the dementia care specialists (DCSs) have three goals:

  1. Train staff at the ADRC and other county and municipal offices to assist local systems to become dementia-capable.
  1. Help communities become dementia-friendly where people with dementia can remain active and safe, and caregivers can feel supported by their community.
  1. Provide education and support to people with memory concerns or dementia and their families to allow them to live at home safely.

If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s memory, or want to establish baseline information of a person’s cognition, contact the DCS for a free memory screening. A memory screen can identify early memory or cognitive changes and the DCS can assist with suggestions for follow up as appropriate.

The ADRC of Buffalo and Pepin Counties have joined with the ADRC of Trempealeau County to provide a Dementia Care Specialist to serve all three counties. For more information on the services provided by the DCS or to request a memory screen, please contact the ADRC of Buffalo and Pepin Counties at (866) 578-2372.

 

MEMORY CAFE’S

What is a Memory Café?

A Memory Café is a gathering where adults can join to share thoughts and experiences. Memory Cafés are for persons who are concerned about memory loss, as well as for those who are interested in promoting life-long learning and engaging in brain-healthy activities.

  • Each Café is unique and offers a program or activity that is stimulating and fun.
  • Memory Cafés are found in many communities throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Cafés are great places to engage with others in warm and welcoming environments.
  • Memory Cafés are free and hosted in locations which are easily accessible. Coffee and refreshments are served.

 

BUFFALO COUNTY MEMORY CAFÉ’S INFORMATION:

The Alma Gathering Café

The Alma Gathering Café meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each odd* month.
Location: Wings over Alma, 110 N. Main St. in Alma.
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Coffee and refreshments are served

The Morning Crew Café

The Morning Crew Café meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each even** month.
Location: Central Lutheran Church, 221 W. Main St. in Mondovi
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am in the lounge
Coffee and refreshments are served

 

PEPIN COUNTY MEMORY CAFÉ INFORMATION

The Coffee and Conversation Café

The Coffee and Conversation Café meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each even* month.
Location: Hurlburt’s Haven, 1227 E Prospect St. in Durand
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Coffee and refreshments are served

The Food for Thought Café

The Food for Thought Café meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each odd** month.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 205 Pine St. in Pepin
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am in the foyer of the church, (Note: Some events may take place in the basement as well.)
Coffee and refreshments are served

* Odd months include: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

** Even months include: February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Please contact the Becky/Dementia Care Specialist for more information at 715-538-1930. 

 

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