June is Alzheimer’s & Brain awareness month, a time to recognize and support the more than 55 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease. In Wisconsin, there are an estimated 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and 190,000 unpaid caregivers providing care or support to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. In recognition, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute scientists and program leaders joined Badger Talks Live and the Badger Talks podcast throughout the month, sharing research updates and strategies for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Watch recordings of the events in the links below.
June 28, 2022: Alzheimer’s disease has a lengthy pre-clinical phase that for some people may last decades. In this talk, Sterling Johnson, PhD, shares the latest discoveries made from WRAP regarding brain and eventual cognitive changes that occur prior to the dementia phase of Alzheimer’s disease. Watch now: The latest research from Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention
Dr. Johnson also appeared on the Badger Talks podcast, discussing research findings and the importance of biomarkers.
Listen here: Advancing our knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease research at UW
June 21, 2022: Jody Krainer, MSW, LCSW, MBA, presented a discussion about family caregiver burnout. Krainer looks at risk factors and warning signs of burnout for those caring for a family member living with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease; and strategies to minimize caregiver burnout. Watch now: Family caregiver burnout and Alzheimer’s disease
June 9, 2022: Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, gave a talk about what to know about memory problems and how to keep the brain healthy. The Spanish language talk presented advice for family members and people living with memory loss. Watch now: Lo que hay que saber de los problemas de la memoria y como mantener nuestros cerebros saludables