"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?
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