WKOW highlights a health care center's success using Wisconsin's Music & Memory Program
The Madison ABC-TV affiliate WKOW highlights the work of the Columbia Health Care Center in Columbia County in its report, "A Musical Journey to the Past: Saving Local Seniors with Songs and Community Outreach." The center uses the Music & Memory Program to reach seniors who have previously been withdrawn from their surroundings.
- 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
- On April 18, 2016 the Huffington Post published an article titled, "Body May Weaken, But the Spirit Can Live a Full Life," that seeks to demonstrate the idea that "when the physical body no longer needs to be energized, the spirit is free to roam and focus on new interests." The article uses Wisconsin's Music & Memory Program to illustrate this belief.
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- WisconsinEYE Senior Producer, Steve Walters, tells Wisconsin Health News why he decided to produce WisconsinEYE's new series "Dealing with Dementia."
- On Feb. 29, 2016 Secretary Kitty Rhodes spoke to Steve Walters of WisconsinEYE about Dementia-Capable Wisconsin.
Last Revised: April 11, 2017