Alzheimer’s

Hundreds in Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday

According to the event website, more than 80% of the $165,000 goal has been raised as of Sunday evening.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Walk to End Alzheimer’s returned to the Twin Ports this weekend, raising awareness and money for research of a cure to end the disease affecting more than 6 million Americans. A sea of purple flooded the Lakewalk Saturday. Roughly 400 people who either lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s, are currently battling the disease, or are caregivers…

Essentia Health Discusses Prevention, Symptoms During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Alzheimer’s Association, worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June serves as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Sara McCumber is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Essentia Neurology Department. McCumber says there are ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. One of the ways is to exercise. She says individuals…

Superior Businesses Put Out Purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness

All this week businesses have special events before the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Duluth.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- September is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and in the Twin Ports, it’s recognized with the yearly Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday in Duluth. But the awareness campaign is already kicking off today with businesses across the bridge in Superior that are getting involved for the first time. “I don’t think there’s anybody in our community that has not…

Alzheimer’s Association Holds Twin Ports Dementia Conference

According to the Alzheimer's Association nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or dementia.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dementia affects many people living in the Northland and across Minnesota. That’s one reason the University of Minnesota Duluth campus hosted the Second Annual Twin Ports Dementia Conference. The conference connects caregivers and families affected by one of the deadliest diseases in the United States. “We’ve been talking a lot about the latest in research. we’ve also…

The Northland Helps Bring Alzheimer’s Awareness On The Longest Day

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Longest Day event is held on the longest day of the year, which happens to be the summer solstice. It’s a day meant to help people living with Alzheimer’s by people doing something they love in honor of someone they love who’s affected by Alzheimer’s. It usually takes less than half an hour to work up…