Posts Tagged: alzheimers

FAITH COMMUNITIES LOOK TO BECOME DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AS AWARENESS BUILDS

Guests: Pastor Stephen Welch, Ripon, WI, who developed dementia-friendly faith services; Gina Green-Harris, Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Milwaukee Regional Office You would think that faith communities of all religions, where people worship together and gather as family, would automatically be welcoming and safe places for people with Alzheimer’s or cognitive impairments and their families. The… Read more »

THE GOOD, BAD, AND CONFUSION THAT EMERGES FROM A DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Guests:  Hal Blotner, caregiver spokesman; Rebecca DeBuhr, Program Director and Melissa Theisen, Development Director, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Now into his 90’s, Hal Blotner’s mind remains sharp and peppered with a touch of wit. His wife, Suzanne, was not as fortunate. She died in 2014 from Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that affects more… Read more »

FORMER GOVERNOR MARTIN SCHREIBER CONFRONTS ALZHEIMER’S IN HIS BOOK, “MY TWO ELAINES”

GUEST:  Former Wisconsin Governor Martiin Schreiber…. Former Governor Marty Schreiber has faced many challenges in his life, but none has impacted him more than becoming a caregiver to his beloved wife, Elaine, whom he now describes in his book My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. Now in the later stages of… Read more »

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

Guest:  Jane Mahoney, MD, Professor, UW Division of Geriatrics and 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… Read more »