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.
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.
September is a busy time for Alzheimer's Associations across Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. with fundraising walks.
Area chapter spokesperson Diana Butz(butts) says nationally, nearly 600 walks take place this time of year....
"....we use these events to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimers programs and research. And right here in our chapter area we have 30 walks taking place throughout northern and northeast Wisconsin...."
Some significant announcements are coming out of a national meeting on Alzheimer's Disease and a local spokesperson says more are coming.
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...
".....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)...."