Madison: State Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) was assigned today to serve on a bi-partisan committee to study Alzheimer's and Dementia. The task force, created by Speaker Robin Vos, will examine quality of care, community resources, legal issues and raise awareness.
“I think the creation of this task force is timely; as our population ages we need to find solutions for affordable, sustainable and, above all, compassionate care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's," Jagler said. "Every person I know has been impacted by dementia in some way - whether it is their family members, friends, or making plans for their own care if it should happen to them."
In 2013, Watertown was recognized as one of, if not the first community in the country to work towards creating a "dementia friendly" community. 
"I look forward to using what we have learned and implemented here in Watertown to help make Wisconsin a better, more inclusive and integrative place for those with dementia and Alzheimer's,” Jagler said. 
Last session, Jagler served on a similar task force on mental health issues and authored several mental health reform bills that were signed into law.