An expected doubling of residents with dementia, coupled with a caregiver shortage hitting rural areas especially hard, presents a growing challenge. In a search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, UW-Madison researchers also study causes. State Journal reporter David Wahlberg details the problem in this special report.
Martin Schreiber’s book, “My Two Elaines,” explores the struggles of dementia for those who have it and for their caregivers.
Dementia can be more of a struggle in rural areas, where adult day care, home care, nursing homes and other services can be hard to come by.
Bill Cadotte is a caregiver for his wife, Jacqui, who has dementia, at their home on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation near Hayward.
The research could help scientists answer key questions, such as: Why have drugs that clear amyloid from the brain failed to stop Alzheimer’s?
Some of the research supporting exercise to ward off dementia comes from the UW-Madison lab of Ozioma Okonkwo, a clinical psychologist.
The expected increase of people with dementia, coupled with a caregiver shortage hitting rural areas especially hard, presents a growing chall…