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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center supports researchers in their pursuit of answers that will lead to improved diagnosis and care for patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal — finding a way to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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Recent News

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Nathaniel Chin, MD, was recently quoted in an article about a study that showed older adults who had cataract surgery to restore their vision had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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South Madison Partnership connects UW with neighborhood
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of 22 organizations that are part of the UW South Madison Partnership. Our staff provides memory testing resources, wellness classes and other programming to a diverse population of people.
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Ozioma Okonkwo
Wisconsin is one of five new international sites studying SuperAgers, or people over the age of 80 who have superior memory capacity. Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, is the principal investigator of the Wisconsin site of “Study to Uncover Pathways to Exceptional Cognitive Resilience in Aging (SuperAging).”
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Top 5 Dementia Matters podcast episodes of 2021
In 2021, 'Dementia Matters' released 25 episodes about Alzheimer's disease research advances, caregiver strategies and prevention tips from local and national dementia experts. Listed here are the five most popular 'Dementia Matters' episodes of 2021.
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Amy Kind by map
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health named Amy Kind, MD, PhD, the inaugural associate dean for social health sciences and programs. Kind is an international leader in the field of health disparities research and leader of the Wisconsin ADRC Dementia Care Research Core.
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screen shot of Sterling Johnson during TV news interview
Local and regional TV and radio news outlets featured coverage of the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) on Tuesday, November 30, highlighting the 20th anniversary of the first research participant’s enrollment in the study.