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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A photo overlooking the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Research Day poster session at the Discovery Building in Madison, WI.
More than 250 people attended the annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Research Day on April 24, 2024, at the Discovery Building on the UW–Madison campus.
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Sterling Johnson, PhD, is co-author of a study that found that individuals who carry two copies of the APOE4 gene are likely to face symptoms and develop Alzheimer's disease at an earlier age.
A photo of (from left to right) Jen McAlister, Olivia Deering and Bonnie Nuttkinson at the Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter's State Conference. Deering holds an award in her hands. All three smile at the camera
The award is presented to an outstanding volunteer who continues to make a difference by moving the Alzheimer’s Association mission forward and supporting families throughout Wisconsin.
A headshot of Dr. Natascha Merten next to text that reads, "Dr. Natascha Merten receives Fall Research Competition award for Beaver Dam Offspring Study"
Natascha Merten, PhD, MS, was awarded a Fall Research Competition award for 2024-2025 from the University of Wisconsin Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and Graduate Education.
Audience watching keynote speaker talk in a conference room
Nearly 200 people attended the annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch on April 6, 2024, at TPC Wisconsin in Madison. The yearly event aims to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community.
Woman holding a smartphone looking at the screen
Lindsay Clark, PhD, and Sterling Johnson, PhD, examined data collected through the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) and the German longitudinal study DELCODE, which determined that smartphone task performance could be used to identify those with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
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