Dementia refers to loss of memory, language, and other thinking skills that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. As of 2020, there were an estimated 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Wisconsin (PDF). That number is expected to grow as the population ages. We are committed to supporting those with dementia and their loved ones.
Caring for a family member with dementia can be rewarding. It can also be difficult and overwhelming. Every community has resources to help families on their journey. View this online guide for caregivers.
We're all in this together.
Explore the Building Dementia-Friendly Communities Toolkit and other resources. Learn ways to include people with dementia as engaged community members.
Find out about the State Dementia Plan, populations demographics, and other efforts to improve dementia care in Wisconsin.
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