Olivia Deering selected as Alzheimer’s Association Care and Support Volunteer of the Year

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

Olivia Deering, BS, has been selected as the Care and Support Volunteer of the Year for the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter. 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.

Deering works with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) as a clinical research coordinator. Her role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research became more personal and felt more impactful after she received the devastating news that her grandmother had been diagnosed with AD. As her primary supporter, Olivia experienced firsthand the toll the disease can take on caregivers and families, so she began volunteering as a community educator with the Alzheimer’s Association in September 2022.

In addition to her work with the Wisconsin ADRC and Alzheimer’s Association, Deering has been featured in BRAVA Magazine, has served as the keynote speaker for Walworth County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s for two consecutive years, and has volunteered time to decorate the Wisconsin Executive Residence for the Dementia Drawing room, further demonstrating her commitment to raising awareness and support for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Care and Support Volunteer of the Year Award” was published on page eight of the Alzheimer’s Association 38th Annual Wisconsin State Conference 2024 Program on May 2, 2024.