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Minnesota LinkAge Line connects seniors

January 30, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Phones are ringing off the hook at Minnesota’s senior helpline, thanks to an expansion of services. Continue Reading

Seniors often targets of financial fraud

June 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Anyone can become a victim of financial fraud, but one demographic the elderly are especially vulnerable to these types of scams.
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One couple’s losses and hard lessons

June 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

RALEIGH, N.C. With their elderly parents seated across the octagonal oak table, Donna and Jim Parker were back in the kitchen they knew so well the hutch along one wall crammed with plates, bells and salt-and-pepper shakers picked up during family trips; at the table’s corner, the spindly wooden high chair where a 7-year-old Jim had tearfully confessed to setting a neighbor’s woods ablaze. 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