GUESTS: Kristin Larson, Director of Development; Jessica Archiquette, Professional Training Specialist – Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

ON this program, Kristin Larson and Jessica Archiquette describe the unique programs and services the Alliance provides to those in Wisconsin who are impacted by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. While a cure has not been discovered, there are strategies and treatments throughout the course of the disease that can help create the best quality of life for those who suffer from dementia and those who care for them.

The Alliance’s newest initiative is its partnership with the Dane County Long-term Care Unit to pilot the concept of Centers of Excellence to raise the bar of excellence in dementia care.  Dementia Specialist training is at the heart of Centers of Excellence; however, the Centers include the participation and training of owners and management of long-term care settings and the people associated with them:  volunteers, outside providers, housekeeping, dietary, families and care staff.

For more information on the many services of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin and for details on their 6th Annual Wine & Roses Festival, April 20, 2013, go to www.alzalliance.net or call 608-232-3400.