Over 116,000 people in Wisconsin suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the numbers are growing rapidly. While researchers search for a cure, effective treatment, or ways to prevent Alzheimer’s, critical legislation has been passed or is under consideration to help caregivers and family members ease the burden of care and improve community resources and the safety and quality of care of those diagnosed.
On this program, State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) and Rob Gundermann talk about the success of legislation like the Silver Alert Bill passed last year to help locate lost seniors and new legislation and state programs that are being put forward to address this devastating disease.
The Dane County Alzheimer’s Walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will be held at Warner Park, Saturday morning, October 10. Festivities begin at 9:00 am when people can learn more about what services and new initiatives are available. There is a 2-mile walk and a shorter walk on the park sidewalks. Anyone can register by going to alzwisc.org.