Living With Alzheimer’s: A Look At The Life Of A CaregiverThey are often the people most affected by a cruel disease, the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
Charges: Man Stole Hundreds Of Thousands From Ill GrandmaA White Bear Lake man was charged Tuesday with stealing thousands of dollars from his grandmother after relatives contacted police with suspicions of fraud. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Dennis Lee Olson, 42, is charged with theft by swindle from Betty Jane Braun between 2008 and 2013, when she passed away.
'Memory Club' Helps Alzheimer's Patients Train Their BrainsFor two hours over the course of 10 weeks, Alzheimer's patients and caregivers meet at Memory Club. The class is designed for people like Paul Quinn, in the earliest detectable stage of the disease.
Alzheimer's Takes Toll On Doctor And His FamilyAt least half of us already know someone with Alzheimer's Disease, and in the next decade twice as many Minnesotans will be diagnosed. WCCO is beginning an up-close look, documenting the fight one family is in.
Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Study Gives Researchers New HopeIt's a disease with no cure and limited treatment – Alzheimer's. This week the Mayo Clinic announced the findings of a major study that is giving researchers new hope.
Giving Voice Chorus Overpowers Alzheimer'sIt's one of the most terrifying diseases of advanced age. That's the inability to remember the simplest things, like a loved one's name. But people fighting with dementia and Alzheimer's are proving that while some things may get lost, they are still able to put song to verse without missing a word.
8,500 Walk To End Alzheimer's In Downtown Mpls.More than 8,500 Twin Cities residents flocked to downtown Minneapolis to take part in a morning walk to end Alzheimer's.
Health Watch: Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's DiscoveryIn Health Watch, doctors at the Mayo Clinic have made a major discovery in the fight to find a treatment for Alzheimer's. They have uncovered a new link between a protein in the brain and the disease.
Three Rivers Park Debuts GPS Tracker For Vulnerable GuestsThe Three Rivers Park District is debuting a GPS tracking system to protect vulnerable guests. The outdoors can pose an added challenge for families with loved ones who have autism, Alzheimer's or dementia and have a tendency to wander.
Wealshire Is Helping Those With Dementia ‘Live With Pride & Dignity’Dementia is a disease we often don't like to talk about, but it likely affects someone you know. The brain disease that causes memory loss primarily affects people over the age of 60. The most common form is Alzheimer's.
Local Music Tap: Bobby Vee Records Final Album After Alzheimer's DiagnosisAlbums are more than just song collections by musicians, they're memories recorded in time. These recordings are memories for history, cultures, fans, friends and families. Bobby Vee just completed his last collection of musical memories.
Quick Test Can Spot Signs Of Alzheimer’sWith more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, doctors say it's critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now, a simple test could help, called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, or S.A.G.E. test. The four-page test, developed at Ohio State University, was given to people 50 and older, measuring language, reasoning, problem solving and memory. The S.A.G.E. test can be taken at home, the senior center or the doctor's office in less than 15 minutes.
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