Alzheimer’s Disease Discussed at UWS Conference

10 Percent of Elderly Have Some Form of Dementia

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Alzheimer’s is a disease that has devastating effects on much of the elderly population.

Today, a conference was held at UWS that looked at the future of Alzheimer’s treatment and where research is headed next.

Event organizers said the problem of Alzheimer’s in Wisconsin seems to be increasing.

“The prevalence of Alzheimer’s as our state ages is going up dramatically and so it’s very important for us to take care of everyone in our state,” said Kathleen Smith, senior outreach coordinator for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.

Ten percent of Americans age 65 and older have some form of dementia.

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