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 beginning January 2018!!!  Memory Cafés will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on a rotating basis with Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, and Elm Grove libraries.

2018 Dates:

  • Monday, May 21 @ Menomonee Falls Public Library
  • Monday, June 18 @ Germantown Community Library
  • Monday, July 16 @ Brookfield Public Library
  • Monday, August 20 @ Elm Grove Public Library
  • Monday, September 17 @ Menomonee Falls Public Library
  • Monday, October 15 @ Germantown Community Library
  • Monday, November 19 @ Brookfield Public Library
  • Monday, December 17 @ Elm Grove Public 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

Take a look at past events from the Memory Café Project

2018 Memory Café Project Brochure

Follow the Memory Café Project on Facebook for the latest updates!


Memory Screenings

Memory Screenings will be available each quarter on the 3rd Wednesday 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.  It’s free and only takes 10 minutes.

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

Memory Screenings will be available each quarter on the 2nd Wednesday through the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Washington County.

2017/2018 Dates:

  • Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 17 @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES WHEN CARING FOR A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA (Wednesday, November 7 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in the journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org