Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color

Thank you!

View photos from the event

Thank you to our event sponsors, speakers and nearly 400 attendees!

We loved hosting you at the 9th Annual Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color Minority Health Month Event. Stay tuned to this page for an announcement of next year’s event date! If you are looking for more information about the talk presented by Art Walaszek, MD, you can watch a video of his talk here and you can also download powerpoint slides from his keynote, “Caring for people’s moods and behaviors as a result of dementia.”


Building a Future to Remember

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to recognize persistent health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which legislation, policies and programs can advance health equity. Together, we can continue to break the silence in communities of color and help individuals and families get access to the services they need. After two years of virtual events, we were glad to return to hosting an in person Breaking the Silence event. The event on Friday, April 21 included keynote presentations by Mark Sager, MD, Art Walaszek, MD, and an inspiring talk by Antonio Freeman, former NFL Green Bay Packers.

Keynote Speakers

Mark Sager

Mark Sager, MD
Founder Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Dr Walaszek

Art Walaszek, MD
Public Health Education Leader Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

antonio freeman
Antonio Freeman
Former NFL Green Bay Packer


logos of sponsors