"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 6:39:18, Mar 4th 2015 - disappointed - DOC.....WHY DO U THINK I WORK AT MAYO? BELIEVE ME WHEN MY CHILD GRADUAT ... [Read More]
- 11:11:29, Mar 3rd 2015 - doc - Apparently Harmony Telephone doesn't have billions in cash to spend on internet ... [Read More]
- 7:56:16, Mar 3rd 2015 - Bear - Why does the Journal even print this garbage? I would like to know the drugs t ... [Read More]
- 4:37:50, Mar 3rd 2015 - next - Now let's talk about the idiots who push there snow into the street. Even a 5th ... [Read More]
- 7:24:02, Mar 2nd 2015 - disappointed - I could work from home. But internet is not secure enough ... [Read More]
- 3:43:36, Mar 2nd 2015 - agreed - The cable and internet here is absolutely ridiculous. Harmony residents pay ... [Read More]
- 2:30:46, Mar 2nd 2015 - Be honest - Wood- That is true, but most people won't even spend that. Hopefully, th ... [Read More]
- 10:14:18, Mar 2nd 2015 - Wood - Be Honest, you can ask the Minnesota Information Policy Analysis Division (IPA ... [Read More]
- 6:41:46, Mar 2nd 2015 - gotoutofthere - If the residents would treat the new people with respect maybe they wo ... [Read More]
- 12:48:54, Mar 1st 2015 - Pursuing truth? - By pursuing truth, are you referring to the IRS scandal or the Hold ... [Read More]
Do you feel we should give up on observing Punxsutawney Phil to predict the remaining length of winter?
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