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In the news archive 2012




VIDEO REPORT: Memory Cafes, Pam Tauscher - "I'm with Paul Rusk, Executive Director for the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Today, we are talking about something that is brand new here in Wisconsin, but it has been around for decades in other places-the Memory Cafe." video

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September 27, 2012

VIDEO REPORT: Memory Cafes provide something more important than coffee

WMTV NBC15, John Stofflet - "Carol Olson with the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance says, "Our goal is to provide more opportunities for folks who have mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's to meet and socialize in an environment that's both stimulating and hopefully fun."

Each session starts with socializing. Speakers then talk about various topics, and open things up for questions.

Memory cafes started over in Great Britain, and they're just now making their way over here to the states. In fact, the one in Sauk City is the first in the state of Wisconsin. The idea behind them is pretty simple. They help battle memory loss, by creating new memories....and they provide a place where people battling memory loss can support each other. Caregivers are also welcome to attend....and the sessions are free." "

NBC15 article and video

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VIDEO REPORT: Alzheimer's Walks, Pam Tauscher - "I'm here today with Paul Rusk, Executive Director for the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. We are talking about your busy season because you have so many events coming up." video

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February 2, 2012

VIDEO REPORT: A closer look at Alzheimer's disease

Paul Rusk on NBC15, MadisonWMTV NBC15, Rachelle Baillon - "We spoke with a local expert about Alzheimer's disease. He said genetics definitely play a role in determining whether you'll get the disease - but there are things you can do now to help manage your risk factors for later in life.

"The key things that everybody should do is have a very healthy lifestyle," said Paul Rusk, of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. "That includes exercise and a healthy diet and you want to monitor your numbers carefully." "

NBC15 article and video

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January 22, 2012

With Alzheimer's, dementia on the rise, more family members step up as caregivers

Caregiver careWisconsin State Journal, Chris Martell - While money for research is being chased, others are working to help the unpaid caregivers cope with the job they didn't sign up for, and are usually poorly equipped to handle. One such source is the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, which provides education and support from the beginning to the end of what they call "the journey."

Alzheimer's Alliance staff Pat Wilson and Mary Reines (retired) are highlighted.

WSJ article: Alzheimer's, dementia on the rise

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