WHERE MEMORIES MATTER
The UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s is the shared vision of two world-class organizations at UW–Madison: the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Wisconsin ADRC) and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI). Working across the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease, from research to community outreach to improved patient care, the UW is uniquely positioned to develop the next breakthrough.
Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Today 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
In the United States, someone develops Alzheimer's Disease every 65 seconds.
In the early 1960’s, Lou Holland Sr., a hard-working farm boy from Racine, came to the University of Wisconsin. He instantly found his footing on the football field as a dynamic running back for the UW Badgers. After college, he found success in the financial world, becoming an investment professional and a highly respected regular on the long-running PBS program, Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. Later in life, Lou Sr. was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. It currently cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed, but we are working to change that every day. Will you help us discover the next breakthrough?