Guests: George and Trish Vradenburg, founders of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s;
Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
The statistics get your attention: Currently 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia in this country; 15 million Americans are serving as unpaid caregivers; Alzheimer’s costs the nation $236 billion a year; it is the 3rd leading cause of death among adults and the only one that cannot YET be prevented or cured.
With YET being the operative word, in 2010 George and Trish Vradenburg started UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC devoted to stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s by 2020. A formidable goal but one the Vradenburg’s are moving forward with purpose, passion and perseverance.
On this program, George and Trish Vradenburg share their story of why and how they took a vision and turned it into a growing national movement. Joining them is Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, who describes the initiatives the state of Wisconsin is taking to advance the care and safety of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.