Oconomowoc Dementia Friendly Community Forum

Oconomowoc Dementia Friendly Community Forum

Date: 04-19-2016

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Location: Aurora Medical Center 36500 Aurora Dr. Summit, WI 53066

Contact: Sue Konkel

Email: sueek@msn.com.

Oconomowoc Dementia

Friendly Community Forum

12 – 1 p.m.Registration and Community

Partner Display

1 – 2:45 p.m.Forum

We invite the Oconomowoc community – caregivers, business owners, health care providers,

clergy members, and other interested parties to join us in making our community dementia

friendly. Learn from a team of experts about what it means to be dementia friendly, why it is

important and how you can contribute.

Hear from medical experts

Michael Malone, M.D., Geriatric Medicine, Aurora Health Care

Preparing for our future – why should communities care about dementia?

Dementia is not only a concern for the elderly. Its impact can already be felt in our communities, by our local businesses, and by our local emergency response teams. That impact is only going to grow in the coming years. Dr. Malone will discuss his belief that we are at the crossroad -between being prepared and being overwhelmed by a crisis. He’ll share how we as individuals, and as a community, can respond to the public health challenge of dementia care.

Julie Wilson, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Medical Director of

ProHealth Care Neuroscience Services Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

Dr. Wilson will address how cognitive decline in the aging adult is diagnosed in the inpatient medical rehabilitation setting, and how “dementia” is often overlooked by family and community until a medical event occurs. She will address how physical, occupational and speech therapy may help keep our patients with “dementia” functioning in a familiar environment. She will help to clarify misconceptions the public may have regarding brain injury and concussions in the elderly.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Oconomowoc Dementia Friendly Community Project

Oconomowoc business

success stories

Personal stories

and testimonials

Community Resources

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Interactive Discussion with Community to Dene

Community Issues

3:45 – 4 p.m. Moving Forward


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