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Issue 49 | March/April 2024
Wisconsin ADRC accomplishments published in Wisconsin Medical Journal, Dr. Nathaniel Chin featured in the New England Journal of Medicine video series, Midlife tests may forecast cognitive impairment, Long COVID and its effect on cognition, Biomarker videos, Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color

Issue 48 | February/March 2024
Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color, Dr. Fabu Carter featured on Badger Talks, Outstanding Women of Color awards ceremony and reception, ‘Voices of Research Participants’ podcast series, Alzheimer's prevention: 7 tips for your 40s, 2024 Healthy Living With Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) education series

Issue 47 | January/February 2024
Remembering Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, AA-FAIM study featured on Spectrum News 1, Gut inflammation is associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease, Hearing loss and dementia, Developments in blood tests for detecting Alzheimer’s disease proteins, A look at lecanemab’s eligibility guidelines and prescription process


Issue 46 | December 2023/January 2024
Highlights from the past year, Social isolation and dementia risk in older adults, Dr. Lauren McLester-Davis becomes UW’s first director of Indigenous science advocacy, Emergency departments seek to transform Alzheimer’s and dementia care through $55M national research grant, Researchers pursue easier, earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease in Black adults, Seasonal Affective Disorder: Symptoms, causes and prevention tips

Issue 45 | November/December 2023
Make an impact on Giving Tuesday, AHEAD study featured on Milwaukee PBS, Are crosswords or computers better for cognitive engagement? Merry moments with the Amazing Grace Chorus®, High blood pressure and older adults, UW study links past military service to Alzheimer’s disease

Issue 44 | October/November 2023
Recap: Fall Community Conversation, 10 years of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, Support for caregivers, Research suggests possible cause for long COVID 'brain fog,' Unraveling genetic testing

Issue 43 | August/September 2023
Join us for the Fall Community Conversation, UW–Madison Alzheimer’s disease experts in Amsterdam, Path to prevention, Managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, Ultra-processed foods may accelerate cognitive decline 

Issue 42 | July/August 2023
FDA fully approves Alzheimer’s medication Leqembi, A clinician’s perspective on the new Alzheimer’s treatment, Who is eligible for Leqembi? What are the risks and costs?, 2023 Fall Community Conversation: New Treatment Options For Alzheimer's Disease, WRAP Info Sessions recap

Issue 41 | June/July 2023 Dementia friendly events at Wisconsin Executive Residence, ‘Brain & Body Fitness’ Advances Brain Health Equity Through Community Partnerships, SuperAgers and what they can tell us about Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials and therapeutics, 2023 Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch

Issue 40 | May/June 2023 Observing Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, Welcome, Clinical Core study partners, Study finds associations between menopausal age, use of hormone therapy and tau deposition, 'Breaking the Silence' on dementia in communities of color, Social connection is vital to our health and well-being, Remember the MIND diet

Issue 39 | April/May 2023 May is National Mediterranean Diet Month, Alzheimer’s Association 37th Annual Wisconsin State Conference, Farewell to Erin Lacey, Conversations about end-of-life care, Going the extra mile for Alzheimer’s disease research, Genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease

Issue 38 | March/April 2023 2023 Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch, Get involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, 2023 Healthy Living With Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Education Series, Our evolving understanding of mild cognitive impairment, Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color, Tips to stay physically active as you age, Understanding and managing frontotemporal dementia

Issue 37 | February/March 2023 A closer look at lecanemab, UW study focuses on Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention in the Black community, Take care of yourself as a caregiver, Communicating with a loved one with dementia, Mind Readers book club to discuss Why We Sleep, Whole grains for better brain health

Issue 36 | January/February 2023 Black History Month: Remembering Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, FDA approves Alzheimer’s disease drug Leqembi, Dr. Cynthia Carlsson discusses the FDA approval of Leqembi, Dr. Sanjay Asthana appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging, Celebrate, appreciate and inspire caregivers, Healthy habits for a new year


Issue 35 | December 2022/January 2023 Highlights from the past year, Dr. Sterling Johnson awarded Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo appointed to NIA-AA Alzheimer’s workgroup, Indigenous populations face a high economic and health burden from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Top 5 'Dementia Matters' episodes of the past year, Seasonal Affective Disorder: Symptoms, causes and prevention tips

Issue 34 | November/December 2022 Watch the recordings: Fall Community Lecture, Giving Tuesday, Research study opportunities, Disclosing biomarker results to Alzheimer’s research participants

Issue 33 | October/November 2022 National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, Companies announce findings about potential new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab, It’s okay to ask for help, ‘Dementia Matters’ podcast celebrates 5th anniversary, Dr. Fabu Carter receives 2022 Champion of Hope Award, The SuperAging Research Program seeks participants

Issue 32 | September 2022 Fall Community Lecture on October 12, Walking to reduce Alzheimer’s disease and dementia risk, Brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s risk, sleep disturbance, The Dementia Care Research Project, Highlights from the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Issue 31 | July 2022 Dementia Matters launches AAIC 2022 preview series for podcast listeners, Dementia linked to untreated vision impairment in older adults, UW–Madison Alzheimer’s disease experts featured in Badger Talks series, Study shows do-not-resuscitate orders can lead to worse care, higher death rates, Stay connected for your health and wellness

Issue 30 | June 2022 June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, Mind Readers book club summer pick, Investigators receive grant to develop dementia assessment toolkit with American Indian communities, Alcohol and the brain podcast episode, Dementia Care Research Project

Issue 29 | May 2022 - The Future Needs Us Now: Let’s make Alzheimer’s disease a distant memory, Dr. Nathaniel Chin honored with 2022 Alzheimer's Association Professional Award, 'Breaking the Silence' on dementia in communities of color, How studying ethnic subgroups can improve research, Food for brain health

Issue 28 | April 2022 - Celebrating National Volunteer Week, African Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Fair and open housing and its role in health outcomes, April marks National Minority Health Month, Improving Alzheimer’s disease research for Veterans and Native Americans, Alzheimer’s Association 36th Annual Wisconsin State Conference

Issue 27 | March 2022 - Put a spring in your step for better brain health, Neuroimaging technology used to study overlap of cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, ‘Determined’ to air on NOVA, Seeking study participants and partners for Participant Advisory Council, Mind Readers book club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Wisconsin ADRC YouTube Channel

Issue 26 | February 2022 - Celebrate, appreciate and inspire caregivers, Brain Health Bingo, Black History Month: Black Health and Wellness, Mind Readers book club, cataract surgery may reduce dementia risk, nasal vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease enters clinical trial

Issue 25 | January 2022 - Mask up and stay healthy in the new year, Wisconsin ADRC receives grant to study SuperAgers, Get outside more in 2022, Listen to Dementia Matters on the radio or online, Books can benefit brain health


Issue 24 | December 2021 - Physical activity is a game changer, Partnership connects ADRC with South Madison, WRAP history published in 20th anniversary timeline, Top 5 'Dementia Matters' of the past year

Issue 23 | November 2021 - November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 'Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI),' Alzheimer's disease in the Latino community, commit to connect, global challenges in dementia diagnosis, virtual and in-person events

Issue 22 | October 2021 - We're in this together: Message from Nathaniel Chin, MD, Memories Matter Livestream, 'High-Octane Brain', diet modifications that may help reduce cognitive decline, WRAP celebrates 20 years: In this month’s video, Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, discusses the benefits of physical activity and how it relates to Alzheimer's disease

Issue 21 | September 2021 - Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Celebration, 'Healthy Living with MCI: Exercise Your Way to Better Brain Health,' UW–Madison researchers receive NIA funding to study gut health in relation to Alzheimer's disease, 'Tackling Stigma and Alzheimer's Disease within the AAPI Community,' Successful drive thru event with free resources and vaccine clinic

Issue 20 | August 2021 - UW at AAIC 2021, Black Leaders for Brain Health, Mind Readers book club hosts Dr. Michelle Braun, creativity in dementia caregiving, Aducanumab Q & A 

Issue 19 | July 2021 - Aducanumab Q & A, WRAP celebrates 20 years, Spanish language 'BrainGuide,' new episode of 'Dementia Matters,' quit smoking for brain health

Issue 18 | June 2021 - Celebrating the 100th episode of 'Dementia Matters,' aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, new UW Center for Health Disparities Research, Mind Readers to host book club event, AHEAD Study is seeking participants, Dr. Michelle Braun joins the podcast and 'Healthy Living with MCI' class, Aging with Pride

Issue 17 | May 2021 - Mind Readers book club, breakthroughs in biomarker imaging, exciting updates from the Puglielli Lab, managing inappropriate sexual behavior in Alzheimer's disease, 'Breaking the Silence' recap

Issue 16 | April 2021 - "6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease,” Amazing Grace Chorus virtual rehearsals, Dementia Care Research Core (DCRC) Recruitment Registry seeking volunteers, study finds link between living in disadvantaged neighborhoods and brain shrinkage, declining brain function

Issue 15 | March 2021 - CDC's new guidance for fully vaccinated people, Day of the Badger IEA Trivia Night, financial issues and their link to dementia, swallowing disorder tips for caregivers, our fall virtual event series

Issue 14 | February 2021 - Volunteers needed for research studies, COVID-19 vaccines, music and memory loss, tips for emergency department visits, Alzheimer's Poetry Project

Issue 13 | January 2021 - New Year's greeting, WRAP's 20th year, COVID-19 vaccine updates, blood tests for predicting Alzheimer's disease


Issue 12 | December 2020 - Vitamin deficiency and its impact on brain health, Facebook Live series, Poetry contest

Issue 11 | November 2020 - Importance of early diagnosis, Virtual caregiver summit, Improving emergency department visits for people with dementia

Issue 10 | October 2020 - Updated CDC language on COVID-19, Assisting voters with cognitive impairment, Volunteer opportunities with New Friends, Intermittent fasting and the brain

Issue 9 | September 2020 - Research study updates, Sex differences in Alzheimer's disease risk, A documentary about Alzheimer's disease research, Recent brunch delivery outreach program

Issue 8 | August 2020 - Upcoming virtual Alzheimer's disease-related events, UW researchers at AAIC, Research on neighborhoods and neurons, Importance of brain donation

Issue 7 | July 2020 - Restarting research on campus, Scientists find new gene linked to Alzheimer's disease, New online educational series, Oprah magazine examines Alzheimer's risk in African Americans, Free registration for AAIC 2020

Issue 6 | June 2020 - White Coats for Black Lives, Genetics and Alzheimer's disease risk, Long-distance caregiving, Research into the link between exercise and enhanced brain function

Issue 5 | May 29, 2020 - Stressful life events and Alzheimer's disease risk, Brain health resource guide, Long-distance caregiving and connecting

Issue 4 | May 15, 2020 - Mindfulness and meditation, A documentary about Alzheimer's disease, Telehealth visits, Caregiver resources

Issue 3 | May 1, 2020 - Biomarker research, The return of victory gardens, Caregiver resources

Issue 2 | April 17, 2020 - Gut microbiome and Alzheimer's disease, Tips for exercising at home, Caregiver resources

Issue 1 | April 3, 2020 - Online exercise classes, Be wary of scams, Tips for eating for brain health, Caregiver resources


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