"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Monday, September 1st, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 5:25:09, Aug 27th 2014 - hawkeyejay - Hank, I wouldn't bet your pension or SS check on ACA being cast in stone ... [Read More]
- 5:10:18, Aug 27th 2014 - hawkeyejay - Just like Yvonne to trot out the " Republican War On Women" routine. I g ... [Read More]
- 7:33:35, Aug 27th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - wtf, why did you make that comment on a story regarding high school ... [Read More]
- 11:00:14, Aug 25th 2014 - wtf - Your article on Preston fastpitch wins big. The under 15 age takes 2nd.. There ... [Read More]
- 8:52:32, Aug 25th 2014 - Rae - I wish that you had included Stab from TJ's Liquor in your article. Stab has b ... [Read More]
- 10:32:36, Aug 22nd 2014 - Mad Mike - Doc, how do you get any truth or facts with the current set up that this ... [Read More]
- 9:31:25, Aug 22nd 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - doc, You mentioned that "Republicans want the truth, they just ... [Read More]
- 8:00:02, Aug 19th 2014 - doc - Republicans want the truth, they just don't like facts. ... [Read More]
- 7:58:04, Aug 19th 2014 - doc - Gas prices were $4.25 the last summer that GWB was in office. ... [Read More]
- 4:40:55, Aug 19th 2014 - dave - Gas prices were $1.79 a gallon when GWB left office ... [Read More]
Which school facilities in our area do you feel demonstrate the highest level of security for students and faculty?
Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor
Posted in Letter to the Editor
Caring for a relative or friend with Alzheimer's disease is a difficult task and can require an enormous amount of patience. As the number of older adults who suffer from Alzheimer's disease increases and more individuals remain at home with the illness, the role of caregivers becomes an essential lifeline for those individuals.
November has been proclaimed National Alzheimer's Disease Month as well as National Family Caregivers Month. We remember those who have suffered and are still suffering from Alzheimer's disease. We recognize the various organizations and efforts that raise money every year to finance research, and provide literature on this disease that robs millions of their ability to remain themselves. We recognize the caregivers-- the spouses, adult children, relatives, neighbors or friends-- who make huge sacrifices in their lives to care for family members or friends. As the Semcac Caregiver Advocate in Fillmore and Houston Counties, I have had the opportunity to meet and address the needs of numerous care givers. The act of caregiving consumes a great deal of time and can be very stressful. Caregivers may not always be aware of the services in the area that can benefit them, as well as the care receiver. My job is to support the caregivers in these counties so that they can better cope with the demands of their role and better meet the needs of their care receivers. The Semcac Caregiver Advocacy Program offers counseling and support and can connect caregivers and care receivers to various community resources. Caregivers can be adult children, spouses, neighbors or friends caring for an individual 60 years or older. Jane Bremer, Semcac Family Caregiver Advocate