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Held annually, the Wisconsin State Conference conference attracts hundreds of professional and family care providers. The audience includes nurses, CNAs, social workers therapists, adult day care staff, administrators, physicians, home health care providers family caregivers and persons with dementia.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2023 event.

2022 Award Recipients

Professional Award | Nathaniel Chin, MD2.jpg
The Professional Award is bestowed upon an individual who brings a dedication to her/his employment that serves as a model to others in the field

Family Caregiver Award | Karen Squiers
The Family Caregiver Award is presented to an3.jpg individual who embodies the courage to face the challenges of caregiving, the compassion to ensure the dignity for their loved one, and the wisdom to reach out for support.

Courage Award | Terry Bierer
The Courage Award recognizes an individual living with memory loss who is a role1.jpg model for others through exemplifying support, education, advocacy and facing challenges. 



Diane Baughn Legacy Award | Lynda Markut
This award is named in honor of Diane3.png Baughn, a long-time Alzheimer’s Association program staff member, who exhibited exceptional passion to educate, support and advocate for caregivers impacted by memory loss. Diane passed away in October 2017. Even though she is no longer with us, we continue to her passion to always do more at the Alzheimer's Association.

Impact Award | Kristen Felten
Awarded for being a long-time advocate and fierce champion of people with2.png dementia and family caregivers – working through policy, training, and grant development to realize her vision for dementia care in Wisconsin. 


Care and Support Volunteers of the Year
The Alzheimer’s Association was started by volunteers in the early 1980 . Volunteers have a tremendous impact in providing care and support to families and those living with dementia. In 2022 we are proud to recognize three Care and Support Volunteers for their outstanding achievements.

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Diane Vanlandingham 6.png




Valerie Hein Hamstra4.png