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Antlerless harvest boosts NE Minnesota deer registrations
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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December 7, 2017
Man sentenced for sexual assault at Heritage House
A male caregiver at the Heritage House in Pequot Lakes who admitted to sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease in the...
December 7, 2017 - 5:00am
September 19, 2017
Webinars set Thursday for Alzheimer's Learning Day
This September, as part of World Alzheimer's Month, the Home Instead Senior Care network is on a mission to educate Americans about Alzheimer's disease. The initiative encourages people to pledge to learn more about the disease and how to respectfully and compassionately interact...
September 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
August 17, 2017
AARP lists Baxter man as over-50 leader
BAXTER—A Baxter man was recognized as one of 50 Minnesotans honored as an accomplished community leader by AARP Minnesota and Pollen. The...
August 17, 2017 - 11:00am
August 8, 2017
Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81
LOS ANGELES - Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Rhinestone Cowboy"...
August 8, 2017 - 3:48pm
August 1, 2017
Man pleads guilty in sexual assault of woman in assisted living facility
A male caregiver at the Heritage House in Pequot Lakes admitted in a Brainerd courtroom he sexually assaulted a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's...
August 1, 2017 - 9:43am
February 8, 2017
Klobuchar introduces bill to help Alzheimer's caregivers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., and Susan Collins R-Maine, have introduced legislation to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's, a news release said Wednesday. The legislation would authorize grants to...
February 8, 2017 - 6:51pm
June 2, 2015
Lakewood to Offer Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
STAPLES - Lakewood Health System, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, will be offering a support group for caregivers of those with loved ones diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The group will meet the first and third Thursday of every month from 3:30 p.m....
June 2, 2015 - 11:31pm
LAMAA receives grant to get dementia-friendly action plan underway
Brainerd Baxter Action Team/Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates is in the final phase of a community readiness process to create a dementia-friendly environment and has received a grant through ACT on Alzheimer's to help implement priorities specific to the Brainerd/Baxter communities. Brainerd/Baxter...
June 2, 2015 - 7:33pm
April 27, 2015
Much Obliged: Dementia Ready Community Forum
The Brainerd/Baxter Act on Alzheimer's group would like to thank all of the participants who attended the Dementia Ready Community Forum on March 24. As a result of this meeting, an action plan has been developed to make Brainerd/Baxter a more dementia friendly community by focusing...
April 27, 2015 - 9:44am
March 26, 2015
Guest Opinion: Educate yourself about Alzheimer's
On March 14 I returned to my beloved Nisswa home after a 25-day, out-of-state emotional journey to tend to my father's end stage Alzheimer's disease, hospice and eventual passing. On March 17, I read the senior section of the Dispatch. I was happy to see the "Is our community dementia...
March 26, 2015 - 11:42pm
March 19, 2015
Is our community dementia friendly?
I don't think I was the only one with tears running down my cheeks when Tim McGraw sang Glen Campbell's Oscar-nominated song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," at the Oscars. The song deals with Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2011. Rather...
March 19, 2015 - 1:10pm
February 24, 2015
Guest speaker at Alzheimer's disease support group
CROSBY - Dr. David Goodwin, a geriatric medicine specialist at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, will be the guest speaker at a memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Heartwood Senior Living Community,...
February 24, 2015 - 5:28pm
February 17, 2015
Memory loss support group to meet
CROSBY - A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is from 3-4 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. A session will also be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Home Instead...
February 17, 2015 - 7:20pm
January 23, 2015
Alzheimer's Disease support group to meet
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer's Disease is from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. A session will also be held that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Home Instead in Brainerd. The group's...
January 23, 2015 - 11:32pm
November 19, 2014
Memory loss support group to be held
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease will be held from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. A session will also be held that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Home Instead, Brainerd. The...
November 19, 2014 - 10:07am