WHY DO WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE ALZHEIMER’S EARLY?



Guests: Carey Gleason, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Administrator, ADRC-UW (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center)
Charlie Daniel, Diversity Coordinator, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Alzheimer’s researchers and educators are increasing their efforts to study younger and diverse populations including African-Americans who are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease compared to Caucasians. What do they hope to find, and what difference will it make?

In this program, Carey Gleason, Ph.D. and Charlie Daniel use their deep understanding of the emerging news about Alzheimer’s to answer those questions and more. They particularly describe their outreach to the African-American community and bring to life why early detection is so critically important.

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin’s 5th Annual “WINE & ROSES” will be held Saturday evening, April 21st, at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison. For more information on this event or if you have questions about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, go to alzwisc.org, or call 232-3400.



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WHERE THERE’S A NEED: THE INSTITUTES FOR DISCOVERY REACH INTO THE COMMUNITY



Guests: Matthew Weed, Ph.D., Interim Assoc. Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Nancy E. Mathews, Ph.D., Dir. of Academic Programs, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Hear how UW students will be leaving the campus to help people live independently in their homes, thanks to an innovative program developing at UW’s world class research facility – The Institutes for Discovery. This program, inspired by the Affordable Care Act, will look at ways technology being developed at The Institutes for Discovery plus community agencies and students can work together to preserve the safety and independence of seniors and the disabled in their home environments.

On this All About Living program, Matthew Weed and Nancy Mathews describe a new partnership with community agencies that will send UW students into the homes of seniors and people in need of help. It’s a real world classroom for students and an opportunity to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

Guests: Morgan Welk – Producer of All About Living
Anne Morgan Giroux and Colleen Penwell – Founder and Spokeswomen for Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research

Did you know that epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s Disease COMBINED? The fact is, one in 26 people will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. One of them is All About Living producer, Morgan Welk, who moves from the production board to the microphone to share his personal experience of living with epilepsy.

Joining Morgan on this program is Anne Giroux and Colleen Penwell who, as mothers of daughters diagnosed with epilepsy, help us understand how children and families are affected and some of the mysteries and myths that surround this puzzling brain disorder.

Schools, businesses, and the general public are invited to help build awareness for epilepsy by wearing purple on Purple Day – March 26th.

For more information on Purple Day and Lily’s Fund, [email protected]

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ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH



Guest: Dr. Ken Loving, CEO
Access Community Health Centers

Serving the underserved is the core principle of Access Community Health Centers. In the current economic and political landscape, this is not easy. But it can and is being done in an efficient and effective manner right here in South Central Wisconsin.

Dr. Ken Loving, CEO of Access, describes how their clientele has tripled in six years and moved from beyond a traditional medical visit to providing a wide range of services in a single location – including dental care, behavioral health services and low cost medications.

“The need for affordable health care is great,” says Dr. Loving, “and there are still too many people in need that we haven’t yet reached.” Providing a health care home is the foundation of care at Access Community Health Centers. Their goal is to help patients achieve their best health so they can live full and active lives.

For more information, go to accesscommunityhealthcenters.org.

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THE STATUS OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IN WISCONSIN



Guest: Sara Finger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

With women’s health in the national spotlight, where does Wisconsin stand on the issues being debated today? Sara Finger, recipient of numerous awards including a 2010 Champion of Women’s Health from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, speaks out on the current conversation: who is in charge of Reproductive Health; Wisconsin Laws and Proposed Legislation affecting women, and what the Affordable Care Act means to Wisconsin women.

To encourage engagement, education and empowerment, Sara invites the pubic to attend and shares highlights from the Third Annual Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Monona Terrace in Madison.

For more information on the Summit and to obtain tickets, go to: supportwomenshealth.org.

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