Dementia Care System Redesign

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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. Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades is committed to changing 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.


Building Dementia Friendly Communities

We're all in this together. Find helpful and respectful ways to include people with dementia as important community members.


Employers Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace

Designed to provide employers with knowledge and tools to successfully support employees who are care for a loved one.


Families Caring and Coping

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.


Population Demographics

Our population is aging. See the figures that support this fact.

Our Priorities

Wisconsin has a plan to support people with dementia. Learn more about Wisconsin's strategies for becoming dementia-capable.

Guiding Principles

Learn about guiding principles for effective care and support for people living with dementia.

Last Revised: December 11, 2015

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