alzheimers

Touchmark Retirement Community hosts annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Many of those in attendance say they walk to honor loved ones who have had the disease

FARGO, N.D.– The Walk to End Alzheimer’s went virtual this year, but one community is still honoring it in a meaningful way. When the Alzheimer’s Association walk was moved online this year, the Touchmark Retirement Community decided they were going to find a way to still honor the cause.  Along with residents and staff, several members of the Fargo-Moorhead community…

Drekker Brewing Puts On Event To Raise Funds For Alzheimer’s

The company will be donating a dollar from every pint to the Alzheimer's Association.

FARGO, N.D.- Drekker Brewing Company is hosting an event that supports the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of September being world Alzheimer’s month. From four until ten people are able to stop by the Brewery to buy a beer. The company will be donating a dollar from every pint to the Alzheimer’s Association. They hope that through this event they are…

Lutheran Social Services Provides Farm Virtual Tour To The Older Generation Stuck at Home

Next Wednesday's virtual event will be a piano performance by Andrea Neeland.

FARGO, N.D.- Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Support is organizing different events every Wednesday for older adults all across Minnesota. Those who joined the event today were given a virtual tour of a farm in Park Rapids. “Just thought it would be such a fun way to make people feel like they’re getting out, they’re just visiting a farm and just…

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…

Eventide Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness With Glen Campbell’s Story

The retirement community also brought Glen's wife to town

FARGO, N.D. — To country music lovers, Glen Campbell is the “rhinestone cowboy.” Throughout his nearly 60 years as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, he never lost that sparkle. Even when things took a turn for the worse in June 2011. “When he got the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it was very natural for him to just say ‘hey’ this is…

Medical Cannabis Allowed For Alzheimer’s Patients Starting July 1 In Minnesota

There are currently 94,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesotans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease will be eligible for medical cannabis starting July 1. There are currently 94,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in Minnesota. Dr. Jay Westwater, CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions, says evidence shows cannabis can be beneficial for patients suffering from Dementia. Westwater acknowledges that prescribing cannabis to someone suffering from memory problems is…

Touchmark at Harwood Groves Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s on Longest Day of the Year

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the country

FARGO, N.D. –Touchmark at Harwood Groves is raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease on the longest day of the year. They say, “the day with the most light is the day we fight.” The retirement home has a NuStep machine, and someone is riding it from sunrise to sunset. They’re raising a dollar for every minute someone uses it. There’s also…

Missing Man with Alzheimer’s Found

UPDATE: At 8:53 Tuesday night Fargo Police sent an email saying Fadhel Qadir has been found.   FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 77-year-old man with Alzheimer’s. Fadhel Qadir was last seen around 5:45 P.M. Tuesday in the 2700 block of 36th Ave S wearing grey pajamas and black slippers. He’s described as…

Alzheimer’s Added to Medical Marijuana List

Health officials in Minnesota say Alzheimer's disease now qualifies as a condition to receive medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana. The state Health Department says the new condition would take effect in August. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says there is “some evidence” that marijuana improves the mood, sleep and behavior of people with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s was one of seven suggested additions…

West Fargo Police Announces New Fund for Project Lifesaver Program

The program can help those with autism, Alzheimer's disease, and other cognitive conditions stay safe

WEST FARGO, N.D. — More families can have peace of mind thanks to a donation to the West Fargo Police Department. A new fund will help enroll qualified residents in Project Lifesaver, which can help keep those with autism, Alzheimer’s and dementia safe. Back in June, 6–year–old David Lemi Logulomo, who has autism, wandered away and drowned. A scholarship fund in his…