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 (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 a key Stakeholder Summit, the resulting Dementia Care System Redesign Plan, and a summary of Accomplishments of the First Two Years.

Guiding Principles

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

In the News

Learn what's making the news about dementia in our state.

Last Revised: January 9, 2018

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