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Wisconsin Advocacy Day to work on creating a dementia capable state

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia continues to grow. And next week, you can learn what's being done in our state for Wisconsin Advocacy Day.

On March 11, Alzheimer advocates will get the chance to learn some new skills and will take these messages directly to our state legislators.

The Alzheimer's Association has been a part of a committee with the Department of Health Services to look at systematic changes as it relates to Dementia in Wisconsin. The Department created a draft Dementia Care System Redesign Plan, highlighting the issues, obstacles, and opportunities that need to be addressed. Some of the steps outlined in the plan include, community awareness and services, facility based long term care, care for people with significant challenging behaviors, dementia care standards and training, and research and data collection.

To view the plan, click here.

If you would like to attend the Wisconsin Advocacy Day events, you must RSVP. Registration is due by Wednesday, March 5th. To register or ask questions call 608-203-8500 or 800-272-3900. You can also email your RSVP to Kari Paterson at kpaterson@alz.org.

For more information, click here.

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