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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...

March 9, 2018 My mom, Verline Gee-Fleming, has Alzheimer’s Disease! The most brilliant individual I know is being slowly kidnapped from me, emotionally! Damn! Alz.org Definition: Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere...

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...

Vital Signs:  News from the UW-Madison Department of Medicine Thursday, October 19, 2017 Changes in gut bacteria could be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study, “Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease,” was...

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...