Memory Connection Center

The North Shore Library is the first Memory Connection Center in the nation. We are proud to empower caregivers with the knowledge, resources, support, and programs that are necessary to prepare families and individuals for the journey of caring for someone diagnosed with dementia.

Memory Care Connection Referral Process

When you contact the Department on Aging, your questions and concerns will be answered by social workers who can link you with up-to-date information about a wide array of resources available to meet long-term care needs.

You can also email them at
In the email include your name and phone number and respond to the following items listed below. This will help the Aging Resource Center better understand the prevalence of memory loss in the community and help them serve you better. You will be connected shortly. Thank you.

    1. Caregiver:
  • Name
  • Phone
  • Zip code
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Reason for Contact
    2. Person with Memory Loss:
  • Name
  • Phone
  • Zip code
  • Age
  • Ethnicity

Dementia Resources

Picture Let’s Talk Over Coffee - Virtual Conversations for Dementia Caregivers

Take some time out of your day to discuss lighthearted topics. Join our Dementia Care Specialists in creative conversations online together with other caregivers. Nothing beats a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee and fun conversation to start the day.

Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Warning Signs

Have you noticed any warning signs of dementia in a loved one? This list is for information only and not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified professional.

Where Do I Start?

This handout goes over the medical, legal, safety and financial steps that you should take as a primary care provider.

Community Resources

Discover organizations, training programs and clinics that provide services for you and your loved one with dementia.

Interfaith Older Adult Programs

Interfaith’s goal is to ensure seniors have the opportunity to make connections with services that provide necessary support that older adults need to feel healthy, vibrant, safe in their own homes and connected to their communities.

Laureate Cares

Laureate Cares is designed to provide you with information that can help you better understand independent living, assisted living and the other service choices available in the Greater Milwaukee area, along with referral to services that match your needs.

Are You an Older Adult in Need of Help?

Connect with social workers at the Milwaukee County Aging Resource Center.

Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Cafes

Memory Cafes are places where people with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people with similar experiences.

Recommended Reads

Reading Resourses

North Shore Library Delivers

Librarians at the North Shore Library will deliver books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines to residents in Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale or River Hills who are homebound because of a permanent or temporary disability.

Wisconsin Talking Books

As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audio books and brailled materials to persons, living in Wisconsin, who cannot see regular print or handle print materials.

Choice Magazine Listening

Choice Magazine Listening is a nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults.

Engagement Kits

Engagement Kits promote memory stimulation, inspire meaningful conversation, and encourage continuing education for individuals who have Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Each kit has a coffee table book and accompanying music and movie.

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