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Stepping out of the spotlight: N.D.-born musician to retire

April 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Singer Bobby Vee says he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseaseVee, who turned 69 on Monday, said a the blog post that he was diagnosed with mild stages of the disease a little more than a year ago. Since that time, he wrote, he’s chosen to remain private and focus on family and music. Continue Reading

Meyer praises retiring Tennessee women’s coach Summitt

April 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN (AP) Former Northern State University basketball Don Meyer says women’s college basketball wouldn’t have been the same without Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
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Bursack: Alzheimer’s helpline offers vital assistance

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are organizations that help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers receive education and support throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. Both, of course, champion ongoing hope that through research, the disease will one day be conquered. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Mom just wants to take naps

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mother is 94, and all she wants to do is sleep all day. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Protection briefs are step toward dignity

October 16, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My dad has dementia. He also had prostate surgery a number of years ago and should wear adult diapers but refuses, so he always smells. How can I convince him to wear diapers? Disgusted Continue Reading

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Bursack: Alzheimer’s patient’s wandering a problem

September 25, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mother has Alzheimer’s disease. She lives with us in our home, but there isn’t someone available during the day. So far she is doing OK, but I’m worried about the fact that she wants to go outside, and then she just takes off muttering things I don’t understand.
I know wandering is a part of Alzheimer’s. What can we do? Francie Continue Reading

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Bursack: It’s common for Alzheimer’s patients to use foul language

September 4, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mother has Alzheimer’s and has been swearing up a storm. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Alzheimer’s romance adds to pain

August 7, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: We had to place my mother in a memory care assisted living center a few months ago. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Vulnerable elders need protection

July 31, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Readers: Most of us have read horror stories of abuse in nursing homes. Continue Reading