Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus Republicans and Democrats
Great Indoors: Dessert imposters make April Fools fun
75-year history of Grove City business ends
Full circle return for versatile trumpeter from Lac qui Parle Valley
At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
November 28, 2016
Dementia rates falling among older Americans
The proportion of older Americans living with dementia fell between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study. The exact reasons for the drop aren't clear yet, researchers say. "If we can do a better job of pinpointing those (reasons), not only will we be able to estimate future burden...
November 28, 2016 - 10:43am
July 25, 2016
National speaker to lead local workshops on dementia
WILLMAR—Dementia expert Teepa Snow will be in Montevideo and Willmar for three days in September to provide information and training for professionals, family caregivers and the general public. On the first day, Snow will lead an all-day session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept....
July 25, 2016 - 2:24am
July 11, 2016
Memory cafe to fill unmet social, emotional needs of dementia
WILLMAR—As part of their homework for starting a memory cafe in Willmar, Kathy Thonvold and Renita Thonvold visited Arthur's Memory Cafe...
July 11, 2016 - 11:48am
September 15, 2015
Father, 90, will be held in his son’s shooting
ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County judge on Tuesday declined to release Minnesota’s oldest murder defendant, who suffers from an array of health issues, to his family. Citing the seriousness of the charges and the need for a mental health evaluation, District Judge Jeffrey Bryan said...
September 15, 2015 - 10:16pm
March 25, 2015
Coalition receives grant for Alzheimer’s education
WILLMAR — A local coalition working to help make Kandiyohi County more dementia-capable will increase its presence in upcoming months as it begins implementing a plan of action. The ACT on Alzheimer’s group recently received a $9,795 grant to build community awareness and education...
March 25, 2015 - 8:02pm
October 8, 2014
Willmar to host national speaker on aging, dementia
WILLMAR — A packed house is expected this coming week when a nationally recognized speaker visits Willmar to talk about a serious and urgent topic: caring for the rising number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Speaker Teepa Snow will give...
October 8, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 23, 2014
Alzheimer’s coalition settles on projects to implement
WILLMAR — A local Alzheimer’s disease coalition has set its sights on increasing the number of support groups for caregivers of older adults...
July 23, 2014 - 12:19am
June 19, 2014
Caregiver support tops priority list of local initiative on Alzheimer’s
WILLMAR — Support for caregivers of aging adults with dementia topped a list of priorities identified at a community forum earlier this month on Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia. Increased awareness and knowledge of dementia also was high on the list. Lagging a little...
June 19, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 4, 2014
Many voices: Nearly 100 contribute input at community forums on dementia
WILLMAR — The small-group conversations got intense at a pair of local forums Wednesday on setting priorities for a community response to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of age-related dementia. Service pro-viders spoke of being in frequent crisis mode, struggling to help...
June 4, 2014 - 11:38pm
May 26, 2014
Lakeview Ranch names Marco referral liaison
DASSEL — Lakeview Ranch announces Susan Marco of Dassel is the company’s referral liaison. Marco will manage existing and new relationships, build a network of providers to promote the best access to care for specialty dementia care services, and design and implement programs...
May 26, 2014 - 11:43pm
April 25, 2014
Age-related dementia will be the focus of workshops next week in Renville and Willmar
WILLMAR — The journey through age-related dementia is different for everyone, but Renita Thonvold and Mary Laib see one thing in common: Almost everyone benefits from gaining practical tools and information. “It’s very difficult to do a job if we don’t have the tools or the...
April 25, 2014 - 11:15pm
July 17, 2013
Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia
BOSTON (AP) -- Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all.
July 17, 2013 - 12:41pm
July 15, 2013
Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia
BOSTON — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It’s...
July 15, 2013 - 11:38pm
September 25, 2012
Local family is face of Alzheimer's at second annual fundraising walk
WILLMAR -- Michelle Mattson, Susan Rodgerson and their siblings have reason to know Alzheimer's disease and related dementias better than most. Their...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Dementia the topic of pair of events this month
A pair of events in Willmar this month will focus on Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders and how caregivers and the community can best care for this population. Richard Taylor, a retired psychologist and author, will speak at Vinje Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday....
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am