Paul Braun is making a call for action against Alzheimer's disease for radio listeners from Sturgeon Bay to LaCrosse to Madison and Milwaukee. Braun made a career calling games and sharing statistics for UW's Badger hockey team. Now he's taking to the mic again for a radio ad campaign for the Wisconsin Alzheimers Association. This time Braun's sharing some sobering statistics about the projected number of Alzheimer's cases and the costs of dealing with them.
Currently, there are 110,000 Alzheimers cases in Wisconsin. That's nearly four times the total population of Door County. Paul Braun's message comes from the heart. He lost his wife, Karen, eight-years after she was diagnosed. He urges everyone to learn more about Alzheimer's and help anyone they know who is caring for a loved one with the disease. Kate Kahles, an advocate with the Alzheimers Association, says simple, practical steps can make a big difference for caregivers.
Braun and Kahles recommend anyone looking for more information on Alzheimer's disease go online and log onto alz.org.