Improving Access to Quality Dementia Care Services in Underserved Rural Wisconsin

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2006
Project End Date: June 30, 2009 - No Cost Extension Through: December 31, 2009
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $432,880*

Project Goal Statement: The overall purpose of this initiative is to promote the health and well being of Wisconsin residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and their families and in particular those people who reside in traditionally underserved rural and minority communities of our state.

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  Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Alzheimer's Association

  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Diana Kerwin, MD, Department of Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed the “We All Forget” and “An Overview of Alzheimer’s and Dementia” presentations and presented at several local nutrition sites, public libraries, community service clubs, senior centers, independent senior housing sites, flu clinics, healthy living fairs, primary care clinics and other community sites
  • Paper
    • Kerwin DR. How to prevent a delayed Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The Journal of Family Practice, January 2009, page 9-15.
  • Presentations
    • Presentations at the National Alzheimer’s Association “Maintain Your Brain” and “Partnering with Your Doctor” programs

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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