Posts Tagged: alzheimers

TEEING OFF TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH AND PATIENT CARE

Guests:  Steve Ramig, Sr. Dir. of Development, UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s; Will Clifton, UW Research Participant, Caregiver, Advisory Board, IEA “Birdies for Health” – that is the charity arm of this year’s American Family Insurance Championship Golf Tournament, June 21-23, at University Ridge. In partnership with UW Health and the UW School of Medicine… Read more »

BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH: A DAY TO CELEBRATE MEMORY IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Learn how to live life like it’s golden! That is the theme of the 9th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller event held each year to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community. This year’s BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH is Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg…. Read more »

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 »