Alzheimer's disease often hides in plain sight. It is the nation's largest under-recognized public health crisis, impacting close to 6 million people nationwide, many of whom live in communities with limited access to health care resources. The Wisconsin Campaign for Alzheimer's Awareness brings Alzheimer's out of hiding, breaks stigmas associated with the disease, and connects all communities to critically needed support programs, services and resources.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in Wisconsin and nationwide. In Wisconsin, 110,000 people age 65 and over are living with Alzheimer's disease — a number that is projected to increase more than 18 percent to 130,000 people by 2025. Approximately 194,000 Wisconsinites provide 220 million hours of care for someone with Alzheimer's disease at an unpaid value of more than $2.78 billion. Get more Alzheimer's statistics and information or read our Wisconsin fact sheet.
The Wisconsin Campaign for Alzheimer's Awareness aims to increase understanding of the disease, break stigmas associated with a dementia diagnosis, and provide referral services, education and care and support to all communities throughout Wisconsin. Funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, this project is the result of collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association, more than 40 Aging and Disability Resource Centers statewide and numerous program partners including AARP Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, MKE LGBT Community Center, United Community Center, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.