Information About DementiaDementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.
Local Alzheimer's Association Chapter Focuses On Diversity At ConferenceJust about everybody knows someone who has been touched by dementia. But did you know that Hispanics/Latinos and African-Americans in the United States are at a higher risk for Alzheimer's Disease?
Wisconsin Father Shares Story Of Struggle With DementiaIt's estimated the number of people diagnosed with dementia will double every 20 years. Helping better support that growing population is the goal of a program in western Wisconsin.
Fmr. Vikings Linebacker Fred McNeill Dies At 63Long time Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill has died. McNeill had slowly been slipping away from ALS and was diagnosed with dementia caused by the effects of NFL violence.
MDH: 3 Dementia Patients Sexually Abused At Senior HomeA staff member at a Sartell, Minnesota, senior home is accused of sexually abusing three clients with dementia.
Father Eckroth Is Laid To Rest, While New Documents Shed Disturbing LightA retired St. John's Abbey priest accused of sexually abusing children is dead. The law office of Jeff Anderson and Associates announced Friday that Father Richard Eckroth passed away this week at the age of 88.
Nephew Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Uncle With DementiaA nephew who had power of attorney for his uncle has pleaded guilty in Itasca County District Court to stealing nearly $900,000 from him.
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.
Maplewood Woman Allegedly Takes $47K From Vulnerable MotherA Maplewood woman is facing charges of exploitation after she allegedly took $47,000 from her mentally ill mother. Annette Lynn Biel, 50, faces one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
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.
Authorities Search For Missing Wash. County ManThe 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.