Library Memory Project & Memory Screening

What is a Library Memory Project?

A Memory Café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and a family member or care partner. The Café is a place to have fun, share experiences, and stay socially connected.  We are proud to announce that the Germantown Community Library will be participating the the Library Memory Project in collaboration with Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties.  The Wild Plum Memory Cafe rotates on the 3rd Monday of each month at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. between libraries in Brookfield, Elm Grove, Germantown, Menomonee Falls and Sussex.

2019 Dates (Mondays @ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.):

  • January 21 @ Menomonee Falls Library
  • February 18 @ Brookfield Library
  • March 18 @ Elm Grove Library
  • April 15 @ Pauline Haass Library (Sussex)
  • May 20 @ Germantown Library
  • June 17 @ Menomonee Falls Library
  • July 15 @ Brookfield Library
  • August 19 @ Elm Grove Library
  • September 16 @ Pauline Haass Library (Sussex)
  • October 21 @ Germantown Library
  • November 18 @ Menomonee Falls Library
  • December 16 @ Brookfield Library

Register for a Memory Cafe:

A Memory Café is for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment and their care partners. They’re not well suited for those in group care or for people to attend alone if they have specific care needs.

First time attendees should contact the Alzheimer’s Association for more information or RSVP for the next Memory Café at 800-272-3900.

More Information:

For more information on memory loss and education, and care and support services, please contact:

Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
620 S. 76th St #160
Milwaukee, WI 53214
414-479-8800
www.alz.org


2019 Special Programs:

MEMORY SCREENINGS (Tuesday, July 30 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

The Germantown Community Library is pleased to offer memory screening through the Aging and -Disability Resource Center of Washington County.  Memory screenings help identify changes in memory and provide resources to monitor and treat possible changes. Call Tammy Dickman at 262-335-4497 to schedule a 10-minute appointment.


10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (Tuesday, July 30 @ 3:00 p.m.)

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life.  Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


DERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA RELATED BEHAVIOR

(Wednesday, August 28 @ 3:00 p.m.)

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.  Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavior challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


Memory Screenings

Memory Screenings are available through the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Washington County.

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition.  It creates a baseline of where a person is at so that future changes can be monitored.  The screening is free and only takes about 10 minutes.

Memory screenings are available to anyone and can be scheduled by calling Tammy Dickman at 262-335-4497.