Watch for Traveling Contractors!!

DATCP NEWS RELEASE: Watch for Travelling Contractors in the Wake of Recent Storms Release Date: July 24, 2019 Media Contact: ​Jerad Albracht​, Senior Communications Specialist, 608-224-5007 MADISON​ – Recent severe weather in northern and central Wisconsin has...

Fighting the Stigma of Dementia

In past decades people were very hesitant to utter the dreaded “C” word, cancer. We have made great strides as a society by knocking down the stigma associated with cancer. We are less afraid to talk about it, we raise money, wear t-shirts touting the battle, and we...

2019 Senior Day at the Lafayette County Fair

2019 Senior Day at the Lafayette County Fair

The ADRC and Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County would like to thank everyone for coming to the 9th annual Senior Day at Lafayette County Fair.  The weather was PERFECT for everyone to enjoy pie, ice cream, and music by the Larry Busch Orchestra which was sponsored...

Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Are there measures I can take to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of non-reversible dementias? This is a question many individuals ask. Researchers are asking this same question. There is no clear consensus on prevention strategies, but research is...

Stages of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia experience a range of symptoms and experiences, not just the end stages of the disease that many times come to mind. There is a general progression of symptoms related to Alzheimer’s including an early,...

Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease

The number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease is eye-opening. It is a very likely that you know someone with the disease, whether they are in your family, close social network, or community. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.3 million individuals...

How Dementia May Affect People

Dementia affects every person differently. Each person is a unique individual and that does not change with dementia. Not everyone with dementia will exhibit the same symptoms, with the same rate of progression. Although each individual is unique, the following are...

Signs of Dementia

By: Pam Kul-Berg Dementia Care Specialist for the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is important and knowing some warning signs can be helpful. Early diagnosis can allow individuals...

What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a general term describing a set of symptoms that can be present in many different health conditions. The symptoms are severe enough to interfere with an individual’s daily living. They include changes in abilities related to: Memory Communication and...

Raise Awareness!

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. We know there are over 5.3 million individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. It is important to remember the people this number represents - the individuals living with the disease and their...