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The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fluid. The additional funding will expand capacity for in-depth...

Barbara Bendlin, PhD (pictured above), associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Bradley Christian, PhD, professor, Department of Medical Physics, and Sterling Johnson, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, have been awarded $3.7M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled,...

Sanjay Asthana, MD (pictured above), professor and head, Geriatrics and Gerontology and associate dean for Geriatrics, has been appointed as principal investigator of proposal entitled, "Wisconsin Longitudinal Study - Initial Lifetime's Impact on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (WLS-ILIAD Study)" which is receiving $13.5M over 5...

All About Living with Carol Koby Guests: Pastor Stephen Welch, Ripon, WI, who developed dementia-friendly faith services; Gina Green-Harris, Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Milwaukee Regional Office You would think that faith communities of all religions, where people worship together and gather as family would automatically be welcoming and safe...

The WAI Milwaukee Regional Office and the WAI Clinic Network have both been awarded grants by the RECALL Foundation! The WAI Milwaukee Regional Office’s proposal “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Connection” will continue their work with Milwaukee's underrepresented seniors who are at risk for dementia.  Support from...

UW announces community partnership awards June 22, 2018 | By Käri Knutson Strong community partnerships are an essential part of the Wisconsin Idea’s strength. In recognition of this teamwork, the university will honor seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at...

Editorial: Birdies to End Alzheimer's By: Neil Heinen                  MADISON, Wis. - The American Family Championship is being held at University Ridge golf course this weekend, and in just its third year it already feels like an iconic Madison event. But there’s another element to the tournament that has really...

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association and its advocacy arm, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), today honored Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) for their significant policy contributions to the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The Senators were presented with the prestigious 2018 AIM Humanitarian of...

When Will Clifton went on a road trip out West with his elderly parents five years ago, he quickly realized something was amiss. “My mother has always been the keeper of directions, but when I handed her the map, she couldn’t read it,” Clifton says. “I...