• How Alzheimer's Impacts the Workplace

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    Name: How Alzheimer's Impacts the Workplace
    Date: June 17, 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
    Event Description:
    Join local business leaders in learning how caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are affecting workplaces.

    About this Event

    Join Wisconsin business leaders virtually to hear from an expert panel regarding the impacts of Alzheimer’s in the workplace. Leading businesses recognize the demands of caregiving on their employees and are constantly improving to retain the best talent. Hear from the panel about their personal experiences and strategies that are improving our businesses in Wisconsin and keeping productivity.

    Impacting your Workforce:

    • 1/4 of caregivers are in the "sandwich generation" - meaning they take care of both children under 18 and their parents.

    • 57% of employed caregivers had to go in to work late, leave early, or take time off due to caregiving demands.

    • 6 in 10 caregivers were employed in the past year.

    What you’ll learn:

    • Common challenges employees face, while balancing caregiving and full-time work.

    • Tips to support employee wellness for those balancing caregiving responsibilities.

    • Strategies to improve productivity and performance of employees.


    Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D. Vice President, Medical & Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association®. Heather oversees Association initiatives that accelerate innovative Alzheimer’s research and provide opportunities for the global dementia community to connect and collaborate.

    Mara Swan, Retired Executive Vice President, Global Talent, ManPower. Mara has personal experience from her mother-in-law having Alzheimer's and a member of their executive team being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

    Bryan Wichmann, caregiver and Application Engineer at Crescent Electric Supply Company. Bryan's wife was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's last year and had to quit her job. They have one child in college and one still at home.

    Kristen Kochan, a member of the Alzheimer's Association Board of Directors who championed the Alzheimer's Association's mission at Direct Supply and saw much success through employee engagement will give tips and share ideas on how she made that happen there.

    Who should attend: This virtual event would be beneficial to business and HR leaders who have responsibility for employee retention and productivity.

    RSVP by June 15th

    Guests will be emailed on June 11th and June 16th with the video conference link. The event will be run through the BlueJeans platform.

    Virtual event - Guests will be emailed on June 11th and June 16th with the video conference link. The event will be run through the BlueJeans platform.
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, June 17 from 8:00 - 9:00 am
    Contact Information:
    Taylor Ruffing
    Free event
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  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday

    8:30am - 4:30 pm

    Saturdays (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

    9am - 1pm

    Closed Sundays