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Bus service is available to the ADRC on bus route #9 through Waukesha Metro transit.

Address: 514 Riverview Avenue,
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: 262-548-7848
Toll 1-866-677-ADRC
Free: 1-866-677-2372
Fax: 262-896-8273
Email: adrc@waukeshacounty.gov

Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

For information outside of regular business hours please call IMPACT 2-1-1 by dialing: 211 or toll free 1-866-211-3380.

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  • What is a Dementia Care Specialist?

    A Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) is someone who is employed by the ADRC to assist individuals and families living with dementia to remain as active and independent as possible in the community.

    The DCS also ensures that ADRC staff are knowledgeable about dementia and prepared to meet the needs of the people they serve in a supportive, helpful manner.

    Lastly, the DCS is a catalyst for launching and overseeing Dementia Friendly Communities within Waukesha County.

    Learn more about Dementia Friendly Communities

  • Services Provided
    • Memory screens for individuals who question whether they are having cognitive changes.
    • Consultations with individuals and their families to plan for their future by gathering information about dementia, what to expect, decisions to consider and community resources available.
    • Business training to learn how best to serve customers who are experiencing cognitive changes.
    • Education to civic groups and service organizations regarding the impact of dementia and how they can support and assist their  friends and neighbors.
    • Education to healthcare providers regarding person centered care strategies and how best to support those living with dementia.
  • Who should contact the Dementia Care Specialist?

    The Dementia Care Specialist can assist:

    • Anyone who is experiencing changes in their memory, thinking or communication abilities or providing support and assistance to someone who is experiencing these changes.
    • Caregivers who are feeling overwhelmed by the multiple demands on their time.
    • People with early memory loss changes who are interested in being proactive to remain as healthy and independent as possible.
    • Volunteers who are interested in assisting people with cognitive changes.
    • Businesses who realize their employees need to improve their skills for interacting and communicating with people living with dementia.

    Call the ADRC at (262) 548-7848 if you are interested in speaking with the Dementia Care Specialist or learning more about Dementia Care services offered by the ADRC.

  • Dementia with Challenging Behavior Initiavive

Upcoming Presentations, Events, and Memory Screenings:

FREE - Memory Screening
September 8, 2023
New Berlin Public Library
15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin
Schedule a 30 min time slots between 10a-4pm
Call Jen Harders to schedule your time slot at 262-548-7650

FREE - Memory Screening
October 26, 2023
Menomonee Falls Community Ed and Rec Center
W152 N8645 Margaret Rd, Menomonee Falls
Schedule a 30 min time slots between 9a-4pm
Register for a time slot here: t.ly/U5FnY

FREE - Memory Screening
November 14, 2023
Brookfield Public Library
1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield
Schedule a 30 min time slots between 10a-3pm
Call Jen Harders to schedule your time slot at 262-548-7650


Savvy Caregiver Class
Tuesdays, Sept. 12th - Oct. 17th, 2023, 10:00 am-Noon 
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of progressive dementia?
Savvy Caregiver is a proven curriculum developed by Dr. Kenneth Hepburn and colleagues at the University of Minnesota.  Grounded in research this educational series teaches strategies, practical real-world skills, and helps to reduce stress, both in the caregiver and the person for whom care is being provided. Savvy Caregiver increases the caregiver’s sense of competence, and well-being even though there may be little experience. The course will cover:
  • understanding the career of caregiving
  • different types of dementia
  • how the decline in cognition affects behavior
  • dealing with the feelings that arise while caregiving
  • fitting tasks and activities to the person’s abilities
  • decision making skills
Please register by calling Jennifer Harders (ADRC Dementia Care Specialist) 262-548-7650
Aging & Disability Resource Center
514 Riverview Avenue, Room 112
Waukesha, WI  53188

Dementia Caregiver Support Groups 

 Younger Onset Dementia Caregiver Support Group
2nd Wednesday of Every Month, 3:00-4:30pm

Are you caring for someone who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia prior to the age of 65? Join us for conversations about dementia, caregiver strategies and community resources.

Please register by calling Jennifer Harders (ADRC Dementia Care Specialist) 262-548-7650

Health and Human Services Center
514 Riverview Avenue, Room 113
Waukesha, WI  53188

*NEW GROUP* Monday Coffee Connect - Virtual
Mondays, 10:00-11:00am

Connect with local dementia specialists virtually from the comfort of your home! Join to ask questions, gain support, and brainstorm strategies to get through this time together with three local Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Dementia Care Specialists. Come with a cup of coffee or tea to interact via Zoom. Video or by phone.

Register by calling 262-548-7354 or email kglaser@waukeshacounty.gov

Offered on a rotating basis by Dementia Care Specialists from ADRC of Waukesha County, ADRC of La Crosse County, ADRC Eagle Country and ADRC of the Southwest.