Research is our brightest hope for a future without Alzheimer’s. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute’s (WAI) internationally recognized research program is a major contributor to Alzheimer's disease prevention. Our program seeks to slow or even delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and ultimately prevent Alzheimer’s altogether.
Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention
The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) is a longitudinal cohort study involving middle-aged adult children with parents with Alzheimer's disease. WRAP is funded by the National Institute of Health and is a premiere program seeking to understand the lifestyle and health factors that determine whether a person develops Alzheimer's disease. WRAP has enrolled over 1,500 persons from throughout Wisconsin who travel to Madison to participate. Read more
Brain Fitness Research
Can we actually preserve and improve our memory and thinking abilities as we age? Observational studies that correlate naturally occurring lifestyle and health conditions with brain health or disease provide clues about factors that may promote brain fitness. Controlled studies of interventions based on these factors are still in the early stages but there are resources and exercises available.
WAI is committed to better understanding of the many factors that may reduce the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease and to promoting brain fitness. Read more