Pairing students with people living with memory impairment
New Friends brings together UW-Madison students and people living with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
New Friends is virtual for the 2021-2022 season
New Friends pairs meet will virtually once a month from October-April to connect informally through coffee chats and online social events. New Friends helps health professional students gain a personal perspective of life with memory loss and a closer look at the realities faced by family caregivers.
New Friends allows people who are living with memory impairment to express their hopes regarding their health care, and to participate in the training of future health care providers.
The next round of New Friends will begin in the fall of 2021. This program is offered by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.
Ready to sign up? Register here:
Student sign-up form
Mentor sign-up form
If you are a UW-Madison student or a person with memory impairment with a question about the program, please email or call Bonnie Nuttkinson at (608) 265-0407.