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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.

August 13, 2014 3:34 pmLoading…
SENIOR SOLUTIONS: Assisted-living facilities are licensed into 3 different categories

SENIOR SOLUTIONS: Assisted-living facilities are licensed into 3 different categories

Q. My mother and father entered an assisted-living facility more than 60 days ago. The facility told us that the rate would be $3,800 per month for two apartments. Now we are getting a bill for $5,800 for a month for the same two apartments. When I asked the facility what the increase was fo…

April 15, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

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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Guest opinion: U.S. on dangerous trajectory for medical innovation

The health of Americans and future generations is at risk. This seems incredulous given our track record in medical discoveries that improved health care and saved lives over the years. But our nation’s research ecosystem is now in a precarious state as a result of federal policies and propo…

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Latest research helps provide foundation of Alzheimer's program

Latest research helps provide foundation of Alzheimer's program

When families of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients meet with Jean Holmquist at Home Instead Senior Care, they don’t share much with Holmquist that she hasn’t experienced. She lost her mother to Alzheimer’s disease, and she knows what it can do to a family.

September 09, 2012 12:20 am Photos

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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…

Missoula woman sentenced for elder exploitation

MISSOULA - A Missoula woman convicted of paying off her debts with more than $141,000 she obtained from a reverse mortgage on her mother's house has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and ordered to repay $100,000.

July 18, 2012 8:32 amLoading…

Townsend nursing home closing

HELENA — The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has ordered a Townsend nursing home to close by Saturday, displacing 30 residents.

July 05, 2012 7:17 pmLoading…
Helena retirement center expanding to address memory-care needs

Helena retirement center expanding to address memory-care needs

A Helena retirement and assisted living center will spend roughly $9 million on an expansion, one that will help it tap into “memory care,” an area of significant demand locally and across the state and nation.

June 10, 2012 2:12 pmLoading…

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:

May 08, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

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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Sunday Alzheimer’s event draws 350 participants

Sunday Alzheimer’s event draws 350 participants

Three-year-old Declan Woodall had a flower-shaped piece of paper pinned to his shirt.

September 26, 2010 4:58 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.

September 20, 2010 8:42 amLoading…
Possible anti-dementia drug being tested

Possible anti-dementia drug being tested

Dr. Larry Severa consults with alzheimer disease patient Phyllis Olson at the Billings Clinic Research Center on Thursday.

March 09, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…
Possible anti-dementia drug being tested

Possible anti-dementia drug being tested

Researchers hope a drug in clinical trials at sites across the country, including in Billings, could slow or stop the progress of dementia in the human brain.

March 09, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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