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Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri

The essence of being a caregiver involves three things: caring and giving and listening. That's according to LOIS LONG, a volunteer with the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Lois shares with us a poem she wrote that further expresses her beliefs called "An Invitation." May 30, 2019

Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG says that the list of those affected by dementia is "growing exponentially" every year. She adds that early detection is key, and if diagnosed, to take the available medication right away to slow the disease down. Lois also talks about the ways in which caregivers can monitor patients who like to wander from home. March 8, 2019

"Caregivers can give out." -- LOIS LONG, volunteer with the local Alzheimer's Association, about the individuals who look after those suffering from dementia. So what can be done while they take some 'me time'? JERRY KIESLING says to bring the patient to MU Adult Day Connection. January 4, 2019

Guest LOIS LONG tells us about a support group in Fulton that provides respite for caregivers of persons with dementia (Alzheimer's). She says, "the neat thing about a support group is that people come together and we listen to each other. It's not about having all the answers." October 19, 2018

Being a caregiver for someone suffering from memory loss can be quite stressful. Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG says, "you have to be careful not to sacrifice your health." July 30, 2018

The Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College is getting ready to wrap up their season, but not before putting on the big Broadway blowout spectacular, "Song and Dance: An Evening of Musical Theatre," this Monday at the Macklanburg Playhouse. Enjoy a handful of songs from 'Dames At Sea', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Beehive: The Musical'. Guest: TRENT RASH | Also, Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG tells us about care consultant option for those living with the disease and their family. (4:00) June 14, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALORIE LIVINGSTON, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia, about their planned 14,000 sq. ft. expansion that aims to better serve the needs of high school students because, as Valorie says, "they're the hardest group to get engaged." At [4:15] AMANDA DE LA MATER, Program and Education Specialist at the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri, talks about the need for more volunteer caregivers. Amanda tells us that, "the amount of care that they provide totals to about 230.1 billion dollars worth of care (that they're providing for free)." March 28, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with AMANDA De La MATER, Education Specialist, Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri, about the many aspects of this organization. Amanda tells us how it serves to support, enrich and care for those with Alzheimer's, and those affected by it - and how you can get involved. At [4:47] SUE McDANIEL and SUE HOEVELMAN are back to remind everyone that the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's first 'Cookie Connection' fundraiser of 2017 is happening now! Support services for women and children in our community by ordering a box of delicious chocolate chip cookies that will be delivered fresh to you (or maybe that special someone!) on Valentine's Day. January 31, 2017