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RESEARCH STUDIES

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Wisconsin ADRC) has a number of open studies, ranging from examining how microbes in the gastrointestinal tract influence our cognitive health to examining metabolic measures and sleep to see how they affect the brain.

 

To learn more, contact Hanna Blazel, Wisconsin ADRC Administrator, at hmb@medicine.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) is home to Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), the largest observational cohort study of Alzheimer’s disease in the world. Founded by Dr. Mark Sager in 2001, the study tracks the characteristics and habits of adults who have a parent with Alzheimer’s, with the goal to better understand the factors that may increase a person’s risk or resilience to developing the disease.

 

The WAI Regional Milwaukee office is actively recruiting African Americans for this study. If you are eligible and interested in participating, please contact Shawn Bolin, WRAP Program Manager, at sbolin@wisc.edu or 608-263-2854.

BRAIN DONATION

The Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP) is a repository for brain tissues collected for the purpose of research. The WBDP, which is part of the Wisconsin ADRC, collaborates with the WAI and other interested organizations and individuals.

 

Individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, or who have a parent who has been diagnosed with these disorders are important to this type of research to help scientists understand the causes of these illnesses and aid in discovering a cure.

ADVOCACY

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the lives of those affected by the disease, by working to improve care and services, increase resources, and expand funding for research and public programs at the local, state and national level.

 

Learn more about the Federal Plan for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s (AD/ADRD)

 

Contact your legislature and help us make Alzheimer’s disease a top priority.