alzheimer’s disease

Local Alzheimer’s Association CEO discusses new drug approved for the disease

For nearly 20 years the Alzheimer's community has seen no medication progress until now.

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The FDA has given the go-ahead for a new Alzheimer’s drug. “We’re slowing down the progression of the disease or this drug will do that. That’s exciting because it will give people more time and a better quality of time while they’re with their families,” Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota CEO & Director Susan Parriott…

Study says Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise

"We don't know exactly why that's happening, but what we do know is that the same risk factors that puts someone at risk for developing Alzheimer are some of the same risk factors that put someone at risk for getting covid."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — New research for the state of North Dakota shows that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has climbed during the pandemic. “For a long time the Alzheimer’s Association has known the staggering rates at which our community gets diagnosed with dementia,” Alzheimer’s Association Chief Strategy Officer, Mollie O’Brien said. As of last year since the…

LIVE: Pandemic Can Make Memory Issues Worse For Patients With Alzheimer’s

November is National Amzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

  November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and local memory care experts say the pandemic could be making it even harder to care for loved ones with memory loss. Barry Maring with “Right at Home” says memory problems can start slowly. Anything from forgetting people’s names, to forgetting your routine and losing your ability to reason. If you suspect…

Alzheimer’s Association Celebrates The Longest Day Awareness Day

Each year, the Association sheds a light on Alzheimer's and dementia on the Summer Solstice.

FARGO, N.D. — Saturday night cities across Minnesota and North Dakota will be lighting up with purple lights as the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates The Longest Day. Each year, the Association sheds a light on Alzheimer’s and dementia on the Summer Solstice. The Longest Day is the day with the most light so as the Association says, “It’s the day we…

Hundreds Gather In Fargo Walk For Alzheimer’s

With hundreds packed into the Fargo Civic Center ready to go, one team of runners bear a message for a beloved family member who's battling the disease.

FARGO N.D. — With hundreds packed into the Fargo Civic Center ready to go, one team of runners bear a message for a beloved family member who’s battling the disease. “My mother is one of the casualties of Alzheimer’s, and we will support anything any efforts to resolve this medical issue,” walker Dave Gierszewski said. This is the first year…

Diocese of Bismarck Announce the Passing of Bishop Emeritus Paul Zipfel

Paul Zipfel served as the sixth Bishop of Bismarck for 14 years.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Diocese of Bismarck announced the passing of Bishop Emeritus Paul Zipfel Monday after an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He died peacefully at a nursing home near St. Louis. He was 83 years old. Bishop Zipfel served as the sixth Bishop of Bismarck for 14 years. The Diocese of Bismarck says he will be remembered for…

Husband Accused Of Killing Wife Out Of Mercy

Authorities went to Harvey Kneifl's apartment at a senior living facility in Woodbury Thursday after he failed to show up in court for his trial on the sexual assault charges.

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) – A man charged with sexually assaulting children on a school bus is now charged with killing his wife in a St. Paul suburb. Authorities went to Harvey Kneifl’s apartment at a senior living facility in Woodbury Thursday after he failed to show up in court for his trial on the sexual assault charges. Officers discovered the…