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More than 65 million family caregivers in America provide a long list of free service each day.

An upcoming series is designed to help caregivers take care of themselves, along with their loved one. The Aging and Disability Resource Centers of Oneida and Vilas counties are co-sponsoring 'Powerful Tools For Caregivers' in Three Lakes beginning this month.

One of the presenters is Jennifer Sackett, an ADRC specialist. She describes what the six-part series will do for caregivers...

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Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 Seniors will die with Alzheimer's or other dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Those numbers and many more will be part of a community forum coming to Rhinelander next week.

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter is hosting the forum at Nicolet College, Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fieldside Center, which used to be the daycare center.

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During a time when a person with dementia is having an issue and outside help is called, a new program is working to make that hectic time a bit safer.

The Oneida County Purple Tube Project is designed to assist families and first responders in a crisis situation by providing information about the patient.

Department on Aging Assistant Director Joel Gottsaker outlines the program...

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More than 110,000 people in Wisconsin are living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and more than 194,000 people care for loved ones with the disease. Those numbers are a backdrop for an upcoming caregiver meeting in Rhinelander.

Outreach Specialist for the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Julie St. Pierre,  says the 20th annual Fall Caregiver Conference is set for November 7 at the Northwoods Banquet Center... 

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Saturday is a key day for the public to help fight Alzheimer's Disease.

Friday is also a time to rally for the event. The 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer's is this weekend.

Local Alzheimer's Association spokesperson Julie St. Pierre tells us what's happening..

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A top researcher in the field of Alzheimer's Disease, specifically in the area of caregivers who take care of people with Alzheimer's and related disorders, says the burden of caregiving can make the caregiver ill as well. 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and another 2 million Americans with similar disorders. By 2030, the number of people affected will climb to about 16 million. In Wisconsin there are about 110,000 with Alzheimer's and is expected to climb to 130,000 by 2025.

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer's Association and others are encouraging families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner rather than later.

The Alzheimer's Association Rhinelander outreach specialist Julie St. Pierre sat down with WXPR's Ken Krall about keeping your brain healthy and to take action....

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The Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting it's annual Memories and Melodies fundraiser this weekend and they are hoping for a large turnout to help fund local Alzheimer's efforts.

The event features music, dinner raffles and auctions to help those afflicted with the disease. The event is being held at Holiday Acres resort near Rhinelander.

One of the resort's owners, Kari Zambon, had family members affected by it and the event is always a special time for her...

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In 1983, November was designated as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. It also has been designated as National Caregivers Month. Today we bring to you a discussion on a disease that increasingly affects more Americans as the overall population ages, and how families and others work to help the person affected. Ken Krall, News Director at WXPR was the moderator. There was a panel of experts who work each day with patients and families and people who have directly been affected who gathered at the WXPR studios. The panelists introduced themselves...

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November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation.

Recently, a panel convened at the WXPR studios to talk about the disease that has more than 5 million Americans living with it, and being cared for by family and others. By 2050, the number of Alzheimer's patients could rise to 16 million. This year, the cost of Alzheimers is around $259 billion dollars and by 2050, could rise to $1 trillion.

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November is National Caregivers Awareness Month Health and state officials have released an online guide for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other demenitas.

The guide is called "Dementia Capable Wisconsin: A guide for family caregivers."

Approximately 110,000 people in Wisconsin are living with dementia. Department of Health Services spokesperson Kristen Felten says the guide helps family members, friends, and loved ones so they can offer the best support and also stay healthy themselves....

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The Alzheimer's Association-Greater Wisconsin Chapter is looking for volunteers to help bring the latest details of the disease to the public.

Spokesperson Kathy Davies says a community educator is a volunteer trained by the Alzheimer's Association to present topics related to dementias, including prevention, detection and caregiver resources.

She says each community has people who could be tapped....

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A non-profit group that gives caregivers of Alzheimer's patients a break needs volunteers so they can continue helping the community.

The Pastime Club Adult Day Center operates Mondays and Thursdays at Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua.

Program Director Marilyn Towers says they operate on what's called a 'social model' where caregivers can bring their loved ones so they can get some rest....

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer's Association is hosting public meetings soon to talk about the brain, brain health, Alzheimers and other dementias.

Rhinelander-based outreach specialist Julie St. Pierre says the month is set aside to look at the impact Alzheimer's has on families and the challenges those families face supporting their loves ones. She says the meetings give family members help and also raise awareness to help keep your brain healthy.

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