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Memory Link: Helping You Navigate the Memory Loss Journey

Sarah Swant

The Fox Valley Memory Project has a new, free, evidenced-based program called Memory Link, providing support and resources to those living at home with memory loss and their caregivers within Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago and Waupaca Counties.

As resource navigators for the Memory Link Program, we have been warmly embraced into our participants network of support. We offer a compassionate ear for families to use as a sounding board and offer simple and easy solutions for them to try with their loved one.

Kristy Millar

We also send packages with caregiver education materials to each family that enrolls. Families have shared the relief they feel for not having to bear the full weight of their dementia journey alone.

“It was a pleasure connecting with you yesterday. The resources I have received already and the connection with your organization has relieved the overwhelming feeling of having to go on this Alzheimer’s journey with my mom, and not know where to start. Thank you for being there for me and so many other families. I am so glad to have found these programs, resources, and tools especially because I am not in the area.”

“I called on that card you gave me. Best call I ever made! Extremely nice gal to talk with. So helpful! Can’t thank you and your friend enough for that info!! I don’t feel so alone anymore! Thank you.”

A Memory Link Open House earlier this month was aimed at providing an opportunity for everyone to meet our new Memory Link resource navigators and learn how they are supporting people with memory loss and their care partners.

Our resource navigators are already helping dozens of families throughout Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties.

The Memory Link initiative received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which required the Fox Valley Memory Project to secure local matching funds. As a proud supporting partner, the Community Foundation contributed to the local match with a $15,000 grant from our Bright Idea Fund.

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