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The Alzheimer's Association has a community of caregivers, families, advocates and professionals who come together for a common mission. Read about some of the personal stories of those in our community. 


Grant & Larry Squiers - Father's Day Salute

Johnna McGee | A salute to a Milwaukee caregiver

Carnell & Sabrina Grant | A Tribute to Mothers

Sisters, Ann Parks and Lisa Densing | Talking with Kids about dementia

Nilda Manzo | Caregiver resources for Hispanic community

Kieran McAvoy | Caregiver for mother and first time mother

Deiadra Queary | Caregiver

David Turner | Living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Steve Mays | Love of Music - Living with Dementia

Barb and Joe Spiegelhoff | Valentine love story

Terry and Mary Anne Zimmerlee | Valentine love story

Pat Hightower | Caregiver for her mom. Feature for Black History Month.

Vicky Rhodes | Caregiver for her father. Offers tips on financial planning.

Patti Schnettler | Caregiver for her husband

Paul Braun | Former caregiver for his wife

Jane Enkers | Caregiver for her father

Sue Starrs | Former caregiver for her husband

Luis Gonzalez - Caregiver for his father 

Becca Donaldson | Advocate and "Sandwich Generation" Caregiver

Karen Przybylski  | Caregiving challenges during COVID-19

Pearl Cannon - Caregiver and Support Group Facilitator

Diane Vanlandingham - Caregiver for parents

Kristin Schmitt - Caregiver

Violet Blake - Dementia in the Native American Community

Jim Adams - Author Caregiver Book

Abraham Andaverde - Caregiving in Hispanic community

Joel Berman - "Sandwich Generation" Caregiver

Bryan and Ruth Wichmann - Caregiver for his wife in her 50's

Marian Ninneman - Caregiver

Amy Schoenemann - Family 

Sharon Zimmer - Caregiver for husband with early onset

Sheila and Leah Garske - Down syndrome and dementia

Carolyn Edwards - Caregiver for her husband


Olivia Deering | A salute to women and girls in science

Jericha Mill | Improving Methods of Research

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN | Research on Emergency Room Care

Brandon Fico, PhD | Understanding Blood Flow and Risk for Dementia

David Plante, MD, PhD | Sleep Abnormalities and Alzheimer's

Tim Williams | Advocate for participating in research, due to family connection

Abiola Keller, PhD, MPH, PA-C | Health Equity for African American Women

Kao Lee Yang | Gut/Brain Health and Reaching Minority Communities

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD | Resiliency and Alzheimer's

Megan Zuelsdorff - Social stresses and impact on cognitive health

Tobey Betthauser - Understanding the "when" of Alzheimer's

Ennis Gilda - Insulin resistance and cognitive function

Hope DeVougas - Research in the African American community

Albus Family - WRAP study

Dan & Barbara Johnson - Longitudinal Study

Carrie Zelazoski - Advocate and Research Participant

Karyn Frick, Ph.D. - Neuroscientist in Alzheimer's Lab Research

Lisa Taxier, M.S./Ph.D Candidate - Next generation of women researchers

Claire Erickson - Advocate and Ph.D. Candidate, UW-Madison


Song Xiong-Buck | Director of Older Adults, Milwaukee Christian Center

Carol Bogda | Native American Family Caregiver Coordinator, Oneida Aging & Disability Services

Katrina Decorah | Memory Care Coordinator, St. Croix Tribe

Debbie Miller | Dementia Care Specialist, Oneida Nation

Guadalupe Osorio | Community Partner

Bashir Easter, MBA, PHD | A Life Dedicated to Those Most Vulnerable

Karie Ruekert Kobiske PhD, RN  | Nursing Educator and Researcher, Carroll University

Ashley Ryan MSN, RN | Clinical Instructor, Marquette University

Claire Kobiske | Nursing Student, Carroll University

Elisha Smith, BSN, RN - Dementia Champion

Fatou Ceesay, President and CEO, Cairasu All Things Alzheimer's - Dementia Advocate

Gail Morgan, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute - Dementia Outreach

Leonard Rivera, Ph.D - Research Grant Recipient

Sergeant Carrie Peters - Dementia Champion

Becky Reichelt - Senior Living Community Leader

Valerie Hein Hamstra - Community Educator

Stephanie Houston - Community Partner, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Regional Milwaukee Office

Sheila Olinger - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Diane Rogstad - Bilingual Memory Cafe

Fundraising for a Cause

Tim Harrington, Sr. Golf Fundraiser

Christine Shepherd - Importance of the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Jennifer Standish - A Family Affair

Bob Hazod - Volunteer of Olympic Proportions

Chester's Cheetahs - 25 years with Walk to End Alzheimer's