Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin: Governor signs dementia awarness bill

CONTACT: Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director
608-215- 8987
Gundermann@alzwisc.org

MADISON, WI, April 3, 2018—Governor Walker signed AB 632 this morning, creating a program that will provide local grants to help communities increase awareness of dementia.

Assembly Bill 632 was introduced by Representative Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah and Senator Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls. The new law provides $500,000 in grant funding that will be disbursed by the Department of Health Services.

“The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) is extremely grateful to
Representative Rohrkaste and Senator Moulton for introducing this legislation and to Governor Walker for signing it into law,” said Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director for the ADAW. “This bill is going to help a lot of families dealing with dementia to get the services they need to remain in their communities. It’s a win for everyone,” Gundermann added.

AB 632 will help make families aware of the resources and supports are available to them in their communities, which can allow families to remain in their homes longer, helping to delay institutionalization.

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