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News from the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's

  • Companies announce findings about potential new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab

    Dr. Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS spoke to multiple media outlets about the news, sharing information about a current UW study investigating use of lecanemab.

  • 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.

  • ‘Compassion Chats’ with members of the IEA Board of Visitors

    Recent episodes included interviews with Board of Visitors members Matt Lepay and Ann Brewer, who shared their personal stories and insights as to why they use their voices to support UW Madison Alzheimer’s disease research programs. 

  • 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.

  • Improving access to Alzheimer’s disease services for Latinos

    Dr. Mora Pinzon's work and research centers on improving access to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia services within the Latino community.

  • 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.”

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