Dementia Care Specialist

Program Contact

Sarah Prohuska

The Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) assists  individuals and families living with dementia, memory loss or cognitive changes to continue to be active and independent as long as possible in the community.  


offers a variety of services for:

  • Anyone who is experiencing changes in their memory, thinking, or communication abilities or providing support and assistance to someone who is experiencing these changes.  


can provide consultation for individuals and their support systems to: 

  • Assess your situation, discuss your concerns and offer considerations in order to best care plan for your future.
  • Provide education and expectations about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and how these diseases may progress over time.  
  • Discuss strategies to help reduce stress.
  • Assist you in accessing community resources and supportive services.
  • Caregivers who are feeling overwhelmed by multiple demands on their time.
  • People with early memory loss changes who are interested in being proactive to remain as healthy and independent as possible.

Dementia Friendly Business Training

Business who realize their employees need to improve skills for interacting and communicating with people living with dementia. Click here to learn more about becoming a Dementia Friendly Business and who has already been trained in Ozaukee County. 

Memory Screening

Memory Screens are a free wellness tool to identify possible changes in your memory and cognition.  They can be used as brain health check-up, provide a baseline of where a person is today and to monitor for changes in the future.

Music and Memory Program

The Music and Memory Program is an exciting program for people experiencing Alzheimer's or another dementia. It uses music to enhance someone's memory, mood and communication. 

Community Connections

Memory Cafe

Memory Cafes are places where persons with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people going through similar journeys. Memory Cafes consist of activities, informal conversation, and light refreshments. Memory Cafes provide a time where you do not need to focus on a diagnosis, but instead have a great time connecting with each other and creating new friendships.   

Riveredge Nature Center (Click Here for a full list of dates.)

Meets the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Register -  please call the ADRC at 262-284-8120 to register

Monarch Memory Cafe (Click Here for a full list of dates and locations.)

Meets the 3rd Monday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Register -  please call the ADRC at 262-284-8120 to register

Support Groups 

Alzheimer's Association support groups link

Crossroads Support Group

The Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County Caregiver Coffees:

Caregivers need time to relax, regroup and find caring compassionate people on a similar journey.  Our coffee break time is informal, so come for a few minutes or the entire time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, cookies and chat.  Join us!  

DCS Program Webinars:
In partnership with statewide dementia care specialists, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services hosted monthly webinars throughout 2021 for people with dementia and their family caregivers. Each presentation covered a different topic and included practical tools and resources for families. Click here to view them. 

Upcoming Events:
Keep checking back for updates.

Memory Screen Event - Grafton

Savvy Caregiver - May 2024