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Walsh holds hearing on Alzheimer's: 'Sooner or later, we will all be affected'

Walsh holds hearing on Alzheimer's: 'Sooner or later, we will all be affected'

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.

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Billings Clinic receives grant to help care of patients with Alzheimer's

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.

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Researchers making progress on Alzheimer's

Researchers making progress on Alzheimer's

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.

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Columbia Falls seeks dismissal of stun-gun lawsuit

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.

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Former Montanan found dead in Washington

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.

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Gazette opinion: U.S. must step up to Alzheimer’s challenge

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.”

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Alzheimer patients' behaviors can be draining on caregivers

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.

August 07, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: National Alzheimer's Project Act requires funding now

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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Naturopathic Medicine: Separating the hype from the reality

You hear a lot of things in the media about how diet, exercise or vitamins can affect your health, but it can be hard to separate the hype from the reality. Here are some extracts directly from medical research reported in 2011 and 2012:

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Construction Zone: Canyon Creek Memory Care Community emphasizes compassion

Construction Zone: Canyon Creek Memory Care Community emphasizes compassion

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. …

December 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Open house set for new Alzheimer's home on Billings' West End

Open house set for new Alzheimer's home on Billings' West End

An $8.4 million senior living facility on Billings' West End that caters specifically to Alzheimer's patients is open.

October 26, 2011 4:30 pm Photos

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Legion Hall of Famer Welton dies

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.

October 08, 2011 3:59 pmLoading…

Billings woman walks to raise Alzheimer's awareness

A Billings woman has made it her mission to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, a disorder that hits her on a personal level.

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Guest opinion: Aging U.S. must act now to reduce Alzheimer's toll

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.

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Washington company building Billings Alzheimer's home

Washington company building Billings Alzheimer's home

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.

November 08, 2010 3:14 pm Photos

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Wyoming assisted living centers will add memory care

CASPER — An assisted living center management company plans to add "memory care" options at its centers in Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie.

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