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NEW REPORT REVEALS IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ON MINNESOTA


Tue, Mar 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 9, 2010 - According to the Alzheimer's Association's® 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, ....



Rising Prevalence

There are 5.3 million Americans living with the disease, including 97,760 living in Minnesota alone.

There are 97,760 people living with Alzheimer's disease in Minnesota and that number is expected to rise to 114,400 by 2025.

"Alzheimer's is a significant threat not only for the nation - but also for the people of Minnesota, said Mary Birchard, the executive director of the Alzheimer's Association's Minnesota-North Dakota.





Impact of Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers

With family members providing care at home for about 70 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease, the ripple effects of Alzheimer's disease can be felt throughout the affected person's entire family.

According to Facts and Figures, in 2009, nearly 11 million Alzheimer caregivers in the U.S. provided 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $144 billion.

In Minnesota alone, 196,105 caregivers, provided 223,324,620 hours of unpaid care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia valued at $2,568,233,134.

The new report also reveals that more than 40 percent of family and other unpaid Alzheimer and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high, compared with 28 percent of caregivers of other older people.

Special Report on Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer's Disease

Although whites make up the great majority of the more than five million people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, African-Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk for developing the disease.

Although whites makes up the great majority of the more than five million people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, African-Americans are about two times more likely than whites to have Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Although whites make up the great majority of the more than five million people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Hispanics are about one and one-half times more likely than whites to have Alzheimer's and other dementias.

There are no known genetic factors that can explain the greater prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementias in African-Americans and Hispanics than in whites.

Conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which are known risk factors for Alzheimer's .....
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TEENS CALLED ON TO CREATE TV COMMERCIALS TO DISCOURAGE TEXTING AND DRIVING

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



ST. PAUL - Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and AAA Minnesota/Iowa is calling on Minnesota's teenagers to do "thumbthing" about the dangers of texting and driving by participating in the Don't Text and Drive, Teens! TV Commercial C ..... 
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Ropes: Minnesota needs jobs, jobs, jobs

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Making job creation the first priority of the 2010 legislative session, the Minnesota Senate recently passed a comprehensive capital investment package. State Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes, DFL-Winona, was pleased that the Senate package included job ..... 
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SUPER BOWL DWI ENFORCEMENT TO FLAG IMPAIRED DRIVERS FOR "ILLEGAL USE OF KEYS"

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesotans planning to party for Super Bowl weekend need to make the call for a safe and sober ride as added DWI patrols will be on the roads. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports during Super Bowl weekends 2006-2008, M ..... 
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Minnesota Wildlife Officer Honored with NWTF Award

Thu, Feb 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Conservation Officer Robert Mlynar with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be honored by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for his efforts in conserving America's wildlife.

Mlynar, of Aitkin, Minn., w ..... 
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Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon awards $200,000 in grants to 23 schools across the state for student-led energy projects

Thu, Feb 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

February 4th, Statewide Minnesota - The Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon (MnSCC) Project has announced the award of over $200,000 in 19 grants to 23 public high schools, colleges and universities across Minnesota. Projects range from making energy im ..... 
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MINNESOTA AFL-CIO ENDORSES MARK RITCHIE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, REBECCA OTTO FOR STATE AUDITOR

Wed, Feb 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul---The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed Mark Ritchie for Secretary of State and Rebecca Otto for State Auditor for re- election. The seventy member General Board made their decision in time for the start of the caucus and convention season.
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Feb. 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wed, Feb 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Nearly half of the total AIDS cases reported in the U.S. occur among African-Americans, even though they represent just 13 percent of the U.S population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Almost half of the ..... 
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LIPPERT ELECTED TO ASI EXECUTIVE BOARD

Tue, Feb 2nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

DENVER, Colo. - Mike Lippert, Olivia, Minn., was elected to represent the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) on the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Executive Board at the 2010 ASI/NLFA Convention in Nashville, Tenn.



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