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Paul Pepper: Lois Long, Persons with Dementia Advocate, "Seesaw"

The life of a caregiver, especially one who's looking after someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, can be a seesaw at times. Advocate/volunteer LOIS LONG says it's that idea of living with ups and downs that inspired her to write a poem she calls - appropriately enough - 'Seesaw', and includes the line: "when frustrations become disabling, I'm reminded of how I am abled." Lois tells us how to find a support group in your area. July 15, 2022

Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and The Daily Blend with AC.
Paul Pepper was a fixture on the mid-Missouri airwaves from 1969 until his retirement in 2023. He started hosting Radio Friends with Paul Pepper for KBIA-FM in 2009 after a remarkable 40-year on-air career at KOMU-TV.
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