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In the news archive 2011





November 8, 2011

Rob Gundermann presents award to Ron Kind

Rob Gundermann presents award to Congressman Ron KindRob Gundermann, Public Policy Director with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, presented the "Stand Up for America's Seniors" award by Retire Safe to Congressman Ron Kind. Kind is just one of three people in the state receiving this award.

Link to WXOW News 19 video

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September 10, 2011

WKOW Wake Up WisconsinDane County Alzheimer's Walk/Open 5K Run

WKOW, Teresa Mackin - Public Policy Director Rob Gundermann talks about the Alliance and the upcoming Alzheimer's Walk at Warner Park on September 17 and our programs and services on "Wake Up Wisconsin".

Channel 27 WKOW video

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August 30, 2011

Dane County budget cutsDane County budget cuts

NBC15, Chris Woodard - Paul Rusk, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin and a member of the Dane County Board, discusses how budget cuts are impacting nonprofits by cutting services and increasing time and effort towards fundraising.

NBC15 video

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August 23, 2011

Changes to Medicare Part D will hurt seniors

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director for the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, shares an opinion piece saying, "...Medicare Part D already works. But it can only continue to do so if Congress lets it."

Link to JSOnline article

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July 27 and 31, 2011

Alzheimer's Poetry Day comes to Wisconsin

Alzheimer's Poetry ProjectWisconsin State Journal and Baraboo News Republic - Poetry touches a deep place in the human psyche — and that might be what makes Alzheimer's Poetry Day work. "With dementia, you might have people who might not recognize a grandchild who comes to visit," said Gary Glazner, a Brooklyn-based poet and founder of the national Alzheimer's Poetry Project. "But through doing poems with them, you can have this kind of connection with them that is so strong and so powerful." The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance co-sponsored the Alzheimer's Poetry Days in Madison and Baraboo.

"Classical verses can stir memories", WSJ

"Alzheimer's Poetry Day comes to Wisconsin", BNR

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July 18, 2011

The Larry Meiller Show

Wisconsin Public Radio - Larry Meiller talks to Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, MSSW, Programs on Aging, Division of Continuing Study, UW-Madison and Teepa Snow, certified occupational therapist and dementia consultant on advice on how to support and care for loved ones living with dementia, which includes contacting our agency.

07.18.11 podcast archive, scroll for date

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April 28, 2011

Grass Roots: Madison Community Foundation gifts innovative projects

More than $593,000 in grants have been announced by the Madison Community Foundation in support of 12 area nonprofit organizations, including the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance for a program to increase Alzheimer's and dementia counseling and screening in the African-American community.

Capital Times article PDF

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April, 2011

Meeting of MindsAlliance lends a helping hand to families affected by dementia

Jeanine Maguire, Wisconsin State Journal Neighbors - You visit your physician hoping for the best diagnosis but are told you have Alzheimer's disease. You may go numb or cry, but one thing is for sure - you and your family are going to need a support system and it's called the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin...

Full article PDF

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March 21, 2011

Carol Koby, WTDYBrain fitness for memory impairment

About Living with Carol Koby, WTDY - As growing numbers of people are being diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer's, there is a new focus on maximizing their mental capabilities and quality of life. One of the most innovative programs in our area is the Alzheimer Alliance's Meeting of the Minds, headed by Jody Curley. Each supportive group combines cognitive, creative, and psychosocial challenges with the physical movements of walking and tai chi. Jean Bachhuber works to provide a stimulating lifestyle for those who reside in the Memory Loss residence at Oak Park Place. Learn more about how local resources are creating better todays for people with memory impairment.

MP3 audio (48:01)

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February 9, 2011

Paul Rusk and Rob Gundermann, Alzheimers & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

InBusiness with Jody and Joan - Paul & Rob share work being done by the Alzheimers and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, speaking to Joan Gillman and Carol Koby.

MP3 audio (53:59)

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