Learn from local dementia care experts on the caregiver support topics you need most. We will cover a wide variety of subjects during this annual conference.
We know that it can be challenging to attend educational seminars when you are the primary caregiver for your loved one. That’s why we have partnered with Respite Care Association of Wisconsin to provide FREE, on-site respite care facilitated by a recreation therapist and staffed by professional caregivers. To sign up for respite, please call 920-225-1711.
|9:30 AM||Registration and Respite Care Open|
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||Spreading Joy through Caregiving- Carmen Leal|
|11:15 - 12:00 PM||Dementia: What we know today- Julie Neil, Neuroscience Group|
|12:00 - 12:45 PM||Lunch & Resource Fair|
|1:00 - 1:45 PM||Memory Link: Making the connection to resources- Kristy Millar & Sarah Swant|
|1:45 - 2:00 PM||Resource Fair|
Joy is a choice. Happiness is based on a set of circumstances. Join former family caregiver, Carmen Leal, as she shares about her caregiving journey and how caring professionals like you helped her to choose joy and, in the process, change many of the circumstances holding her back from happiness. A gifted storyteller, Carmen uses laughter, tears, and common sense to help others learn how to spread joy through caregiving.
Julie has social work degrees from both UW Eau Claire and UW Madison and has been a clinical social worker for 26 years, specializing in working with families and individuals living with various forms of memory loss. She is presently on the diagnostic clinic team at the Neuroscience Group and assists families with day to day transitions and challenges that they face on this journey through counseling, education and support groups.
Kristy has over 10 years of experience working in Memory Care. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Kristy has a passion for supporting and educating care partners and their loved ones affected by dementia. Her background in Memory Care allows her to provide compassionate support to families and care partners as they face challenges caused by dementia.
Sarah joined The Fox Valley Memory Project in 2022 as a Resource Navigator for the Memory Link Program. Sarah has experience working with people with disabilities and their families, caregivers, and service providers, to facilitate and maintain safety, independence, and self-determination.