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Recommendations for Wisconsin from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Expand access to caregiver education and support programs.
- Expand and update the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program, including by (1) revising the maximum per family allowance and income eligibility requirements; (2) increasing awareness of the program and the National Family Caregiver Support Program; (3) encouraging greater coordination between state and federal programs; (4) increasing funding; and (5) establishing a funding allocation for tribes.
- Use volunteer programs to provide support for people with dementia and their family caregivers,
including by (1) developing additional examples of volunteer-based programs for family caregivers of people with dementia; (2) developing a toolkit for replication of best practice programs; (3) awarding grants to pay a volunteer coordinator; and (4) monitoring implementation and progress.