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Three Rivers Park Debuts GPS Tracker For Vulnerable Guests

The 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.

07/12/2014

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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.

06/12/2014

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Authorities Search For Missing Wash. County Man

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 75-year-old man who has dementia. Clifford Lee was last seen Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the city of Grant. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and possibly a navy-colored sweatshirt.

05/28/2014

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Police: Missing Woman With Dementia Found Safe

Minneapolis Police said an 80-year-old woman with dementia who went missing early Saturday morning has been found and is safe.

01/18/2014

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Police: Help Us Find Missing West Central MN Man

Police are asking for help in finding an 81-year-old west central Minnesota man who has been missing since Tuesday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Orlando Wayne Tollefson, who left Herman, Minn., at 5 p.m. Tuesday and didn’t return to his residence.

10/02/2013

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Deputies Looking For Wis. Woman With Dementia

Law enforcement is looking for a central Wisconsin woman with the early effects of dementia. According to the Lincoln County sheriff’s office, 77-year-old Lena Kriesant left her Town of Bradley home Friday morning to go to the store and didn’t return.

07/27/2013

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Duluth Police Looking For Missing Woman With Dementia

Authorities in Duluth are asking for the public’s help to find a woman who hasn’t been seen in almost a week. Dale Elizabeth Gerard, 74, was last seen at her Duluth home on the 5600 block of Grand Avenue last Saturday.

07/25/2013

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Mayo Study: No Link Between Anesthesia And Dementia

Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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Report: 1 In 3 American Seniors Die With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

Alarming new statistics have come out from the Alzheimer’s Association.

03/19/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Prosecuting An 86-Year-Old For Voter Fraud

This week WCCO-TV brought you an absurd story of a seemingly unjustifiable prosecution. Margaret Schneider, 86, of St. Peter, who suffers from dementia, was charged with voter fraud because she voted twice in last Augusts’ primary.

03/09/2013

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86-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Charged With Voter Fraud

An elderly St. Peter, Minn. woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia has been charged with voter fraud.

03/07/2013

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Burnsville Police Ask For Help Finding Man With Dementia

Authorities in Burnsville are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 61-year-old man with dementia.

04/15/2012

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Fmr. Viking Fred McNeill Battling Dementia After Football

Fred McNeill played linebacker for the Vikings in two Super Bowls. Ultimately, the violent game that pro football is has taken its toll on McNeill.

02/15/2012

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Authorities: Fergus Falls Man With Dementia Missing

An 88-year-old Fergus Falls man with dementia has been reported missing in Fergus Falls Friday.

11/11/2011

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Push Underway To Cut Drugs For Dementia Patients

Day after day, Hazel Eng sat on her couch, a blank stare on her face. The powerful antipsychotics she was taking often cloaked her in sedation. And when they didn’t, the 89-year-old lashed out at her nursing home’s aides with such anger and frequency her daughter wondered if her mother would be better off dead.

09/14/2011

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