Dodge County Gets State Grant To Help With Dementia Responses

Dodge County is among seven counties in the state that will be sharing $400,000 to work collaboratively with local partners to increase the dementia-capability of their crisis response systems. This is the second round of Dementia Crisis Innovation Grants announced by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Dodge County is receiving a $67,431 grant. In 2015, it was estimated that 115,000 Wisconsin residents had Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. By the year 2040, that number is expected to increase to 242,000 people.