Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in the News

 

State News

  • A July 2017 Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Solutions Newsletter, which provides technical assistance for culturally competent care, included a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Division of Tribal Affairs Report -- “Emerging LTSS Issues in Indian Country: Alzheimer’s and Dementia” (page seven) that highlighs Wisconsin’s Tribal Dementia Care Specialist Program.
  • University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Nursing begins teaching students how to utilize music to rescue memory. channel3000.com, May 19, 2016
  • UW and Medical College win $5.5 million grant to study Alzheimer's. jsonline.com, May 5, 2016
  • On May 2, 2016 State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) received the 2016 Outstanding Advocacy Award from the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter Network. Rohrkaste was presented with the award by Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, at the Alzheimer’s Association annual conference in Wisconsin Dells. thewheelerreport.com, May 4, 2016
  • On March 16, 2016 Jefferson County government workers became the first in Wisconsin to undergo training to be declared a dementia-friendly community.
  • An article in the March 11, 2016 edition of "Seniors Housing Business," a publication with a focus on the senior housing industry, focuses on Music Therapy.
  • Governor Scott Walker signs three dementia bills into law. chippewa.com, March 22, 2016

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Last Revised: August 4, 2017

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