Alzheimer’s & Dementia Forget-Me-Not event to be hosted in Princeton, April 13

Join the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin on Saturday, April 13 to bring Alzheimer’s awareness to the local community in a fun event called Forget-Me-Not. The event will take place at Ford’s Gathering Place, located at 609 W. Water Street in Princeton from noon to 4 p.m. There will be raffles, food, a wine-pull, silent auction, and music.

One local resident generously donated a beautiful quilt to raffle in honor of her late mother who had dementia. Another local resident created an honorary “Forget-Me-Not” painting on which names of loved ones that suffered from dementia can be written. This tribute will be displayed year-round at Ford’s Gathering Place.

Kristine Biesenthal, De-mentia Outreach Specialist for Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara counties said she hoped the event would be a way to increase awareness and be the springboard for more local programs. “Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are increasing and it definitely impacts small communities as well. For every person diagnosed with dementia, there is another person or an entire family who become care partners to that person. We hope to use this event as a way to increase awareness of the disease and to offer hope to those on this journey.”

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin offers free education programs, support groups, Memory Café’s, personal care consultations, guidance, and advocacy for anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

There are an estimated 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Wisconsin, with projections showing the number could grow to 130,000 by 2025. All dollars raised stay local to support individuals and families.

 

To contact Kristine Biesenthal and learn more about local programs and services, please call 920.294.4100 or email Kristine.Biesenthal@alzwisc.org.