Events

DECEMBER 23, 2017 MILWAUKEE – Bader Philanthropies, Inc., one of southeastern Wisconsin’s top five foundations, announced its board of directors approved a two-year $310,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI). The grant will expand outreach...

By DAVID WAHLBERG dwahlberg@madison.com   Dec 9, 2017 Kendra McIntosh is watching her father deteriorate from Alzheimer’s disease, and knows his diagnosis means she is more likely to get the memory-wasting condition. As an Air Force veteran, McIntosh has another risk factor. Veterans are thought to be more...

Alzheimer's cases to quadruple by 2050 By Dave Delozier   MADISON, Wis. - A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows deaths in the U.S. jumped 54.5 percent over a 15 year period, from 1999 to 2014. The significant increase is tied to two factors. One involves...

Guest:  Jane Mahoney, MD, Professor, UW Division of Geriatrics;  Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute was founded in 1998 and is within the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.  It is separate from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center which was established in...

Conversational cues may arise sooner than other signs of mental decline. By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer | Aug. 11, 2017, at 10:04 a.m. If your memory seems OK but your speech is slipping – you can find the car keys but not always your words – should you be concerned?...

Thirty-six scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison presented research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, United Kingdom, joining nearly 6,000 attendees from around the globe. The conference, which occurred on July 16-20, 2017, is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the scientific study...