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Supporting research, education and health equity

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to improve the lives of people affected by this devastating diagnosis. Our cutting-edge science is finding new strategies to slow, delay, and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms, while specialized education and outreach programs support families and dementia caregivers, improve early diagnosis, and work to reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

Together, we can improve lives and build a future without Alzheimer’s disease — in Wisconsin and beyond.


  • Dr. Cynthia Carlsson was a recent guest on ‘Compassion Chats’

    Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, joined host Susan Marshall on a recent episode of Compassion Chats, an online monthly program about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiving resources that anyone can join. Carlsson discussed what inspired her to devote her career to Alzheimer’s disease research, the progress being made in the field, why research and clinical trials depend on volunteers, how to get involved in a study and much more.

  • Pedaling across Canada to preserve memories

    Meet Dave Adam, a champion for Alzheimer’s disease research. Dave is a Wisconsin man who is cycling across Canada in a 4,400 mile ride to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease programs at UW–Madison. Dave began his journey on May 10 and expects to finish the route by Independence Day. You can follow along with Dave’s journey and donate to his fundraiser on his blog “Pedaling to Preserve Memories.”

  • Become a “Community Champion” for the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s

    Wisconsin Medicine just launched an exciting new initiative that will help support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (which supports work being done by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute). Get involved! Please consider becoming a “Community Champion” by creating a Classy fundraising page that supports the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s through this campaign (similar to a GoFundMe page). Then, share it with your personal network.

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  • Why I support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s: Ann Brewer

    I am honored to be a member of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Initiative to End Alzheimer’s Board of Visitors. Many of us on the board, including myself, have personally lived with the devastating effects of a loved one’s journey through this illness.

  • Matt and Linda Lepay

    Matt and Linda Lepay support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's and share their personal story.

  • Daniel I. Kaufer

    Prior to his death, Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s to establish an endowed lecture series continuing his commitment to dementia care. The Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer Lecture Series is an educational program devoted to shaping future generations of dementia care professionals working in dementia care, including memory care providers, neuropsychologists, nurses and social workers.

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