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HOW IS POOR SLEEP RELATED TO ALZHEIMER’S?

Guest:  Barbara Bendlin, PhD, principal investigator, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center One in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep, and inadequate sleep has been linked to a number of health conditions. Now researchers are looking closely at the relationship between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. One of these researchers is Barbara… Read more »

CULTURAL COMPETENCY: KEY TO MENTAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

Guests:  Tanya Letterman-Shue, Vice President, Clinical Services; Ron Luskin, Cultural Competency Skills Workshop Project Manager, Journey Mental Health Center. Journey Mental Health Center (formerly Dane County Mental Health Services) is the largest provider of mental health services in Dane County serving over 12,000 individuals and families last year.  JMHC is considered the safety net for… Read more »

COMBAT BLINDNESS INTERNATIONAL GIVES THE GIFT OF SIGHT

Guests:  Suresh Chandra, MD, Emeritus Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Founder, Combat Blindness International;  Reena Chandra Rajpal, Masters in Pubic Health in International Health and CBI Board President. “The day I discovered that blindness in developing countries is primarily caused by cataracts in adults and Vitamin A deficiency… Read more »

JOURNEY OF AGING MOVES FORWARD

Guests: Jennifer Baird, Dir. of Development, Coordinator, JOURNEY OF AGING;  Marianne Gariti, Owner, and Heidi Stanley, Moving Forward JOURNEY OF AGING, a resource guide for caregivers and aging adults in south central Wisconsin, continues to expand in distribution, content and geographical reach.  The Fall 2017 issue will soon be available at all the distribution centers… Read more »

WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE WRAPS ITS WORK AROUND ALZHEIMER’S

Guest:  Jane Mahoney, MD, Professor, UW Division of Geriatrics;  Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute was founded in 1998 and is within the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.  It is separate from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center which was established in 2009 at UW with a grant from the National… Read more »