Madison nonprofit serving individuals with dementia to close this summer

The Madison-based Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, a nonprofit currently operating in 10 counties in south-central Wisconsin, is closing June 30, according to WiscNews.

The nonprofit provides care consultation and support groups among other offerings to serve people with dementia and those who care for them. Wisconsin had an estimated 120,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in 2020 and is expected to see an increase to 130,000 people by 2025, according to the state Department of Health Services.

The Dementia Alliance has cited funding challenges stemming from the pandemic era and staffing issues as the primary reasons for its closure. It plans to decide which organizations will receive its assets by early May to help some of its programs continue.

The National Alzheimer’s Association, from which the Dementia Alliance split in 2009, will still have a Wisconsin chapter with an office in Madison.