Alzheimer's Association http://wxpr.org en Cold Weather Deadly if Alzheimer's Patient Wanders http://wxpr.org/post/cold-weather-deadly-if-alzheimers-patient-wanders <p>Next we hear from Diana Butz from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.&nbsp;</p><p>Cold weather is tough on anyone, but for a person with Alzheimer's Disease who wanders, it could be deadly. She says there's a new approach for quicker response should someone wander away from home.</p><p>Diana Butz, spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association. There's an Alzheimer's Association Outreach Office in Rhinelander.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13542 at http://wxpr.org Cold Weather Deadly if Alzheimer's Patient Wanders Alzheimer's Panel Discusses The Disease On WXPR http://wxpr.org/post/alzheimers-panel-discusses-disease-wxpr <p>November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. Earlier this month, WXPR public radio gathered experts at its studios to talk about the disease, the warning signs, treatment and research, support services and how caregivers cope with a family member with Alzheimer's Disease. The one-hour program will be broadcast twice: Friday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. and again Sunday, November 24 at 12:00 p.m.</p><p>WXPR is heard at 91.7 FM, 100.9 FM near Ironwood-Hurley, and 91.9 FM in central Wisconsin. More information is available at 715-362-6000.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:22:23 +0000 Ken Krall 10903 at http://wxpr.org Alzheimer's Panel Discusses The Disease On WXPR AUDIO: WXPR Program Focuses On Alzheimer's Disease http://wxpr.org/post/audio-wxpr-program-focuses-alzheimers-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. </span>WXPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;gathered a panel of experts to talk about the disease. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the full one-hour broadcast below:</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the panelists is Dr. Chris </span>Koeppl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of the Northern Wisconsin Memory Diagnostic Center at Ministry Medical Group in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Ken Krall 10771 at http://wxpr.org AUDIO: WXPR Program Focuses On Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Affects 5 Million Americans http://wxpr.org/post/alzheimers-disease-affects-5-million-americans <P>September is a busy time for Alzheimer's Associations across Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. with fundraising walks.</P> <P>Area chapter spokesperson Diana Butz(butts) says nationally, nearly 600 walks take place this time of year....</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....we use these events to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimers programs and research. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:29:19 +0000 Ken Krall 7750 at http://wxpr.org Alzheimer's Disease Affects 5 Million Americans Conference Reveals New Alzheimer's Efforts http://wxpr.org/post/conference-reveals-new-alzheimers-efforts <P>Some significant announcements are coming out of a national meeting on Alzheimer's Disease and a local spokesperson says more are coming.</P> <P>The Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston this week made headlines this week says Diana Butz from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>".....one of the big things that came out this week is the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and cancer and what their finding is if you have Alzheimer's you have a lower rate of cancer(and vice versa)...."</U></I></P></BLOCKQUOTE> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:44:37 +0000 Ken Krall 5142 at http://wxpr.org Conference Reveals New Alzheimer's Efforts