Memory Café celebrates 5 years with a birthday party

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Memory Café is celebrating its 5th year of service at Bethel Church in Fargo. From pottery lessons and a fitness class to service dogs and live music, the Memory Café serves as a safe social gathering place where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss come together. Organizers are excited to celebrate another year building relationships with…

North Dakota Silver Alert Canceled

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Silver Alert issued Sunday for a missing 88-year-old Wishek woman has been cancelled. Authorities say Marjorie Burton was found safe in Jamestown. They had considered her vulnerable due to recent surgery and dementia. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: CANCELED, DEMENTIA, jamestown, MARJORIE BURTON, SILVER ALERT, WISHEK

Update: Missing man has been found

FARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo Police Department says Andrew Gordon Schlitz has been located and is safe. Police say the 63-year-old Schlitz suffers from dementia. On Thursday, police asked the public for assistance in locating him. Categories: Community, Local News, Moorhead, North Dakota News Tags: andrew gordon schlitz, DEMENTIA, fargo police

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…

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame legend Paul Hornung dead at age 84

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame legend Paul Hornung has died after a battle with dementia, according to the Louisville Sports Commission. Hornung was 84 years old. Hornung is survived by his wife of 41 years, Angela Hornung. The Louisville Sports Commission wrote of Hornung: “Legendary Green Bay Packer Football Coach Vince Lombardi once called Hornung, “The most versatile man…

Essentia Health enrolling patients for clinical trial

Study seeks to improve patient health

FARGO, N.D. – Enrollment of a new clinical trial is underway for a study that will determine whether a commonly used drug to lower cholesterol can help adults over the age of 75. Essentia Health is enrolling patients for the study. It’s called Preventable and will help researchers investigate if taking the drug Lipitor helps in maintaining patient’s health by…

A Program at Edgewood Wants To Lend A Hand To Caregivers

A family is looking for extra help as the father struggles with dementia.

FARGO, N.D.- “Anybody that knows my father, he’s just a jolly, just patient, carefree man and loves to be social and all that stuff so, it’s very hard to see him now. He’s just lost,” says Natalie Mccleary, whose parents are residents at Edgewood. It’s been a difficult couple of years for Natalie and her family. Especially her mom, who…

Donations for Dementia Raises Money for Thompson Howard Home

They're hoping to raise 6,000

FARGO, N.D. — Thompson Howard Home, a new project still in the works, held its first fundraising event called Donations for Dementia. They’re hoping to raise $6,000 and bring awareness to their holistic care model. Money will go toward getting the project going and for the construction site. The founder has a background in nursing and long term care. “I…

Hockey Pioneer, Former Roseau Mayor And Businessman Passes Away

Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A pioneer in the hockey world and original host of “Face Off” on 740 The FAN has died. Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo. He was a long-time businessman in Roseau, Minnesota where he established a grocery store, sporting goods store and Burggraf’s Menswear until his…

Red River Valley Memory Cafe Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The two founders started the organization as a way for those with a dementia diagnosis to feel less isolated

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Memory Cafe of the Red River Valley is celebrating its one year anniversary. The organization’s founders started the cafe last year when they realized many people who have dementia deal with isolation, fear and the stigma around their disease. The Memory Cafe has helped people who suffer from memory loss through education, the creative arts and socialization….