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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...

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?...

Talk to someone at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is working in Alzheimer’s disease research, clinical care, or outreach, and you’ll quickly notice that fighting the condition is a team effort with as much grit and dedication as any Badgers football season. Through a network...