Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention
Nine million Americans say someone in their family has AD. Fifty percent of persons with AD are undiagnosed and therefore, untreated. Families delay seeking help for almost three years after the onset of cognitive symptoms. Fifty percent of nursing home residents have AD or a related disorder. Family and friends provide almost seventy-five percent of home care. Family out-of pocket costs for at-home care average $12,500 each year.
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute has developed a registry of adult children of persons with AD who have agreed to participate in research designed to:
AD currently affects between five to ten percent of the population aged 65 and older and is the most frequent cause of institutionalization for long-term care in the United States.
The Registry started in 2001 in Madison, and intends to follow participants through 2018.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute
The Center for Urban Population Health
Mark Sager, MD
For more information, contact:
Nia Norris, M.A.
Associate Research Specialist
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