Promoting effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
About Our Lab
Our interdisciplinary team is committed to promoting effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, also referred to as ADRD. We advance this mission by investigating care, utilization, and research disparities for people living with and at risk for ADRD and their caregivers.
Our lab is housed in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Is grounded in core values of the nursing discipline to maintain, protect, and promote human dignity, health and abilities, and social justice.
Our team is composed of individuals with different perspectives, skills, and experiences who have come together to focus on this common goal in partnership with community stakeholders, people living with dementia, and family caregivers. We value the incredible contributions of research participants, community partners, and academic collaborators working with us to transform the landscape of dementia care and research.
We share UW–Madison’s commitment to creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued, and able to succeed. We view diversity as a source of strength, creativity, and innovation and value the contributions of each person with respect for the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich our university and community.
Beyond this, we view diversity and equitable inclusion as inextricably linked to our goals as a team and research unit and understand the critical work of disrupting cycles of structural and systemic discrimination and exclusion to achieve these goals.
OPINION: Here’s how Milwaukee can better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging our community
Quinton Cotton contributed to an op-ed on COVID-19 and the critical issues that must be addressed in order for Milwaukee to best respond to the pandemic. Read his article here.
Dementia Care Summit poster presentation: Research gaps & opportunities
Can addressing social determinants of health by connecting prospective research participants to services help mitigate barriers to participation that disproportionately impact underrepresented populations? Our lab’s Brain Health Community Registry seeks to find out the answer. View the...
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi contributes to study on the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and frequency of hospital observation periods
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi contributed to a study led by Dr. Sheehy analyzing the relationship between a metric of neighborhood disadvantage and the risk of hospital observation and chronic observation. Results from this study can inform healthcare provider assessment and preventative measures and...
A Call for Equity in Research Participation: Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Dr. Wilkins, and Dr. Jackson propose actions for overcoming ethical and scientific research barriers
The underinclusion of diverse populations in research has created an unequal distribution of risks and benefits in research for minority groups across health conditions. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this, as when non-white groups had higher rates of mortality from the disease...
Furthering research on lucidity in advanced dementia: Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi and team receive award from the National Institute on Aging
People living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias experience progressive losses in memory and thinking abilities. Yet, family members and health care providers have reported lucid episodes, described as periods of a remarkable return to previous abilities and awareness. To catalyze...
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