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Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

As part of the March 9th ElderCare Focus Group of Southeastern Wisconsin informational program, join us for a conversation with former governor of Wisconsin Marty Schreiber about dementia. Governor Screiber has seen his wife Elaine gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who sometimes no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty's struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer's while maintaining the caregiver's health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine. 

Additional caregiver resources are available at:

https://www.alz.org/care/

Caregivers for Alzheimer's and Dementia Face Special Challenges

You are not alone. Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving,middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.

 

Here's a link to Schreiber's story:

http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/10584

 

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What is a Hillbilly Elegy?

Humanties Book Discussion! Monday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30  After reading J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy (copies of this sought after book are available NOW for check out at the NBPL front desk) we will be joined for a moderated discussion by Alverno College's Professor Russell Brooker. Together, we will delve into what Vance describes as the..."story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like ... Read More »

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Lots of Teen Programs!

If you’re a teen aged 12-18, then there a lot of great programs coming up for you! And yes, they all involve Free Food!  One I’m really excited for is Teen Chocolate Taste Testing! This program is going to be chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! It will be on Valentine’s Day, so if you don’t have any plans, well now you do. Stop by the Teen Suite anytime from 5:00 – 6:30 pm ... Read More »

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The immigration conversation will be a changing one over the next many months and there are valuable ideas to share together! We will be hosting a TED Talks in February, but have attached a few helpful links to understand the current immigration and naturalization processes. https://www.us-immigration.com/ https://www.uscis.gov/ https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization   Immigrant ... Read More »

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Read to Rover

Read to Rover is starting up again this month. In January and February children will have the opportunity to read to Bo, Zaya or Annie. Wondering more about this program? Christopher, a 5th grade student at Wisconsin Connections Academy, wrote the following news story about Bo and our Read to Rover program: School-aged children are invited to attend the Read to Rover program at the New Berlin Public Library in New ... Read More »

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