Guests:  Barbara Bendlin, Ph.D., Wisconsin Alzheimer’s disease Research Center;  Sara Alvarado, founder and caregiver, Gregg Potter, coordinator, Ales for Alzheimer’s

Two completely different community events on back-to-back nights – both spotlighting the same issue – Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s what is happening this week when Wednesday evening, October 23, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health presents its 2019 Annual Fall Lecture at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on the University campus. This free community event, (Resource Fair at 5pm – Program at 6pm), will introduce new frontiers in Alzheimer’s disease research and provide information to help people improve brain health.

Thursday, October 24, the community is invited to Madison’s Largest Happy Hour – Ales for Alzheimer’s at the Edgewater Hotel (4:30 – 7:30pm) – to benefit the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Proceeds will be used to provide family support and respite care for those caring for people already living with this devastating disease.

On this program, Dr. Barbara Bendlin, whose research on the relationship between gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease will be featured on the Fall Lecture program, will preview the inroads being made in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Wisconsin.

Also on the program are Sara Alvarado, co-founder of “Ales for Alzheimer’s” whose mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Gregg Potter, coordinator of “Ales for Alzheimer’s.” In addition to learning details of the happy hour event, Sara shares the delicate day-to-day challenges and life issues that families face when a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease.

For information on both events, go to for the Fall Lecture and for Ales for Alzheimer’s.