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…

Hundreds Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer's

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people walked from downtown Fargo and along the Red River to raise money to fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Over 75 teams raised around $85,000 at the walk. Organizers say a common misconception is blaming those suffering for not remembering things. They say it’s important to realize those symptoms are the disease, not the person. More than…

Memory Cafe Provides Sense of Community, Resources for Those Struggling With Alzheimer’s

The program is also meant to help the caregivers of those with the disease

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — More than 14,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in North Dakota. Now a church in Grand Forks is trying to help out not just those with the disease, but their caregivers as well. Sue Fagerholt has a few titles under her belt including mother, wife and a few years ago she added a new one: caregiver….

Klobuchar Highlights Bill Aimed to Help Find Missing People

Project Lifesaver device will help locate those who have a high risk of wandering away from home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar aims to make it easier for law enforcement to find people who have wandered away from home. Children with developmental disabilities and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have a high risk of wandering. “We have heard in our office about these cases where people are just scared to death. This is…