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Lois Long

How do you know when it's time to take the keys away from someone whose symptoms of Alzheimer's/dementia are progressing? Among other reasons, LOIS LONG says when the person forgets where they're going, or when they make choices that are unsafe to themselves and other drivers. Lois reads an original poem titled 'Today' at [6:12]. November 1, 2019

With a goal of $20,000, this year's Columbia CROP Hunger Walk needs all the financial support it can find! As CLEO KOTTWITZ says, "just walking is fun, but walking isn't going to help hungry people." Also, LOIS LONG invites everyone to MU Adult Day Connection's annual fall mum fundraiser tomorrow through Friday! Supporting MUADC doesn't just benefit its participants, it provides a "positive learning environment for Physical/Respiratory/Occupational Therapy and Health Sciences students." (4:13) September 10, 2019

"For eight minutes, we were able to experience some of the situations that persons with dementia experience." -- LOIS LONG, Alzheimer's Association volunteer/advocate, on a recent event in which participants wore dark glasses and a headset playing many different sounds. Lois also tells us about an upcoming caregiver conference in Columbia sponsored by MU Health Care. August 2, 2019

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