Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) was featured in the independent documentary “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s” on the PBS series NOVA in spring 2022. Thank you to the people who reached out to us after viewing the episode. We encourage you to learn more about the documentary on the film’s website.

Update June 2023: The documentary is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime. And if you are connected to a college, university or other institution, you can view the film with an educational license through Kanopy, Films Media Group or Alexander Street Press.

Are you interested in supporting Alzheimer’s disease research?

WRAP is currently recruiting individuals from communities who are historically under-represented in research, including those with a diverse racial or ethnic background or from rural areas. If you meet this criteria, please contact our office. Thank you!

If you do not fit this criteria but live in the Wisconsin region, please visit the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center volunteer page to learn about more research openings on our campus. 

Find a study near you

There are 33 National Institute on Aging (NIA) designated Alzheimer’s disease research centers in the United States. Find the center nearest you on the NIA directory.

Alzheimer’s disease resources  

If you are concerned about memory loss, or if you are a caregiver for a loved one living with memory loss, we encourage you to seek resources near you. To start, we suggest contacting your local Aging & Disability Resource Center or  Alzheimer’s Association chapter 

Virtual resources from our programs:

  • Dementia Matters: A podcast about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  
  • Healthy Living with MCI: Education and support series for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and caregivers. Currently offered virtually. 
  • Mind Readers: A virtual book club with topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, Alzheimer’s disease research and caregiving.  
  • Headlines: A free e-newsletter about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving
  • The Amazing Grace Chorus, a community chorus of people living with memory loss and caregivers, welcomes anyone to join them and sing along from home.

National resources:  

Stay connected

Follow our social media pages for updates on research at WRAP and our campus partners.

Facebook – Wisconsin ADRC and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

Twitter – Wisconsin ADRC and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

YouTube: Wisconsin ADRC and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

Instagram – Initiative to End Alzheimer’s

LinkedIn – Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

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