FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        August 4, 2015

CONTACT STATE REPRESENTATVIE MIKE ROHRKASTE                                      (608) 266-5719

Rep. Rohrkaste to Chair Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Madison, WI – Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) issued the following statement after being appointed by Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) as the Chair of the newly-created Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

“I am honored to be the chair of such an important task force. Alzheimer’s and Dementia have a profoundly negative impact on those who suffer from these diseases, as well as the people around them. I am glad that the Speaker is committed to raising awareness about these disorders and also to finding new ways to help those suffering from them.”

“Alzheimer’s and Dementia affect a large number of Wisconsinites every single day and I believe that through this bipartisan task force my colleagues and I will be able to find real solutions to the problems that these diseases cause.”

The Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia was created to study and make recommendations on policy initiatives that would improve the care of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  In addition to Rep. Rohrkaste, the other Representatives on this taskforce will be Vice-Chair Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), John Jagler (R-Watertown), Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg), Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), Mary Czaja (R-Irma), Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc), Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield), and Jonathon Brostoff (D-Milwaukee).