Dementia Care in Wisconsin

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Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are already straining Wisconsin’s long-term care system, and the number of people affected is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boom generation ages. DHS is committed to working to change the way state residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for in Wisconsin. The mission is to provide appropriate, safe, and cost-effective care throughout the course of the disease.

We're all in this together. Find the Building Dementia-Friendly Communities Toolkit and other resources for ways to include people with dementia as engaged community members.

Designed to provide employers with a web-based toolkit to successfully support employees who are caring for a loved one.


Caring for a family member with dementia can be rewarding, but can also be difficult and overwhelming. Every community has resources to assist families on their journey. Find an online guide for caregivers of family members with dementia.

Population Demographics

Our population is aging. See the facts and figures.

Dementia-Care System Redesign

Read about the history of the Dementia-Capable Wisconsin initiative, including Accomplishments in 2016 and 2017, the results of a 2018 Public Survey to help identify future priorities, and the 2018 Dementia Summit, where priorities were developed for a new five-year Wisconsin State Plan for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Key Components of the State Plan

The Wisconsin State Dementia Plan, P-02241, is organized into four priority areas: Care in the Community, Health Care, Facility-Based Long-Term Care; and Crisis Response System.

The Dementia State Dementia Plan Steering Committee advises and supports the implementation of the Wisconsin State Dementia Plan.


Last Revised: February 22, 2022

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