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Kathleen Burke’s voice broke as she told U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., the story of how Alzheimer’s disease has changed her life as a caregiver and the lives of both her parents.
The Billings Clinic Center for Clinical Transitional Research has received a 9-month, $15,000 grant to improve the care of patients in Montana with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, their families, and caregivers.
GREAT FALLS — Over the last decade, about $30 million in grant money has helped the McLaughlin Research Institute pursue research that Dr. George Carlson hopes eventually will lead to medicines or procedures to reverse Alzheimer's disease.
HELENA — Columbia Falls police officers were justified in using a stun gun on a 77-year-old Alzheimer's patient who had wandered away from the Montana Veterans' Home and died a few weeks after the confrontation, an attorney for the city said in a court filing Tuesday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — A body found in Sedro-Woolley has been identified as an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away Oct. 1 from a memory care home.
For years, the Alzheimer’s Association held “memory walks” to raise money and awareness of this progressive, fatal disease. Not anymore. The annual event is now a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. This number is expected to increase to approximately 16 million by 2050.
For years, millions of people in our country have had to stand by and watch as our loved ones are stolen from us by Alzheimer’s disease. Now we’ve reached a historic moment — for the first time in history, we have a National Alzheimer’s Plan that addresses the need to fight this devastating …
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Imagine caring for a loved one with memory loss; the need for an ever-watchful eye would literally be constant. Even the most mundane of tasks such as shopping and yard work or the freedom to have lunch with a friend would be hindered. But they're family, and we want the very best for them. …
An $8.4 million senior living facility on Billings' West End that caters specifically to Alzheimer's patients is open.
Rex Welton, first head coach of the Billings Scarlets and a member of the Billings American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame, died Thursday at his Billings home. He was 93.
A Billings woman has made it her mission to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, a disorder that hits her on a personal level.
By 2025 Montana is projected to be the fourth-oldest state in the United States, according to the Jan. 16 Senior Status article in The Billings Gazette. An increasing aging population also carries with it a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Koelsch Senior Communities of Olympia, Wash., which has five decades of experience in senior care, is building an $8.4 million senior living facility on the Billings West End designed specifically for Alzheimer's sufferers.
CASPER — An assisted living center management company plans to add "memory care" options at its centers in Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie.