Meeting new friends and shaping future medical professionals

Each school year, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute hosts New Friends, a unique program bringing together people living with memory loss and UW–Madison students interested in a career in healthcare. New Friends gives people living with memory impairment an opportunity to express their hopes regarding their health care and to participate in the training of future health care providers.

IEA fundraiser, Dr. Cynthia Carlsson featured on Milwaukee Fox6

Dave Adam is a UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA) Board of Visitors member and recently biked 4,200 miles across Canada to raise money for the IEA. Milwaukee television station Fox6 featured coverage of Adam’s trek and interviewed Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) about how funds raised will support UW Alzheimer’s disease research, education and community health programs.

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.

Watch “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s” on NOVA

The independent film “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s” premiered on the PBS science series NOVA on April 8, 2022, and is now available to watch online for free. The documentary is about the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and follows three participants from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) and includes interviews with scientists from University of Wisconsin–Madison Alzheimer’s disease research programs.