Welcome to the Mind and Memory Matters Project Page

The goals of this project and website are
1) to provide outreach, screening, training, and support for professionals, families and individuals with I/DD.
2) educate family/professional caregivers on the connection between Alzheimer's and Down syndrome to detect signs of dementia earlier.
3) provide guidance through supports/services around the state.

Family Caregivers

Family Caregivers

Are you a family caregiver looking for more information on how Alzheimer's/dementia affects your loved one with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities? Follow this link for more information.

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Individuals

Individuals

If you are an individual with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability wondering how Alzheimer's/dementia can affect you? Follow this link for more information.

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Professionals

Professionals

Do you provide support or daily cares for an individual with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and are wondering how Alzheimer's/dementia can affect those that you support? Follow this link for more information.

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Respite Tips

Caregivers are often the ones who carry the stress that comes along with providing cares for a loved one. Often times, caregivers find themselves with their own health care issues because they have given more attention to their loved one than they have to themselves. During the holidays, don’t forget to allow yourself, as a

Care-giving Through the Holidays: Tips

“The holidays can often create added stress for families and caregivers. In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, The Mind and Memory Matters team has created some holiday care-giving tips that can help balance those extra demands while still being allowed to enjoy special occasions with family, friends, and neighbors. To access a copy of

Training Available: Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

August 23, 24, and 25, 2017 – Wisconsin (Madison)   Register Online Today Host:  Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Location:  Madison, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, 101 E. Wilson Street, Wisconsin Conference Room. 2 Day Basic Workshop – Wednesday and Thursday, August 23 and 24, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional