WAI Research

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Research

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute is home to multi-layered research programs. WAI research projects include a focus on providing clinical care and education to dementia care providers and addressing the needs of communities of color who are traditionally under-represented in research and under-served in health care,  including African Americans and Latinos living with dementia and their caregivers. 

With its academic home within the WAI, the NIH-funded WRAP study is one of the largest and longest-running family history studies of Alzheimer’s disease in the world.

Bringing research to communities across Wisconsin

WAI scientists and program leaders coordinate research-based education and events for community members in Wisconsin; through programs like state-wide dementia care specialist training, Dementia Capable Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network, and the WAI Affiliated Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network. Each November, WAI shares updates in research and clinical care news for health care professionals at the Annual Update in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. 

Providers, stay in touch with WAI research news by subscribing to the Updates in Dementia Care e-newsletter

Researchers, apply for project support through the IEA Innovation Fund.