A daughter’s quest to learn about her mother’s past becomes a journey of discovery By Joanna Bastian “My father always said he’d been in love with my mother since the age of 5,” Kathleen Bigger said as she sipped a glass of iced tea and paused over a salad at the Twisp River Pub recently. […]
I have Alzheimer’s disease. And while I don’t require a lot of help from my wife, Ginger, now, I know that in time I am going to need help doing lots of things I am used to doing for myself. I will need the help of many caregivers, and I hope they understand the special needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
30 years ago, Aug. 1, 1985 50 years ago, Aug. 1, 1965 Tom Foley Tours Over Road Route Congressman Tom Foley described himself as “completely awed” by the isolated vastness of the north Cascade area after an aerial inspection trip last Sunday. Foley, together with Okanogan national forest supervisor Fritz Moisio and county commissioner Jack […]
After Jerry Bristol and, several years later, I received the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), we both met with Dr. Raleigh Bowden, a volunteer physician who helps people with health and end-of-life issues. We asked what we should expect in each stage of AD, so that we and our families could plan for the future.
Learning about the stages of AD has been an important tool for me …
20 years ago, June 29, 1995 30 years ago, June 27, 1985 Mining corp plans exploration on Flagg Mountain Quintana Minerals Corporation has filed their 1985 plan of operations with the Okanogan National Forest. They plan to continue ongoing exploration of their claims by drilling test holes for mineral values on Flagg Mountain in the […]
Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, you may notice that it takes longer to learn new things; you don’t remember information as well as you once did; or you can’t remember where you put things, like your glasses or your keys. For most people, these are signs of mild forgetfulness due to aging, not a serious memory problem.
I am from
houses washed away,
water, and rocks
coming down on the road.
and hay barns;
other houses are destroyed, too.
And it brought a lot of logs
down to the road.
20 years ago, May 25, 1995 50 years ago, May 20, 1965 Winthrop Prom Held “In the Misty Moonlight” was the theme for the Winthrop high school’s junior-senior prom, which was held Saturday evening in the multi-purpose room. Royalty for the affair were: Linda Shafer, queen; Ron Rouse, king (both juniors); senior prince and princess, […]
In Chapter 2, “Possible preventative strategies,” Jerry Bristol and I indicated the importance of physical and social activities. With the help of Dr. Raleigh Bowden, we learned about putting together activities that we hope will help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
20 years ago, May 11, 1995 50 years ago, May 6, 1965 Kindergarten Through Kindergarten pupils of Mrs. Art Frey ended their school year last Tuesday. The young students, and needless to say, their parents, are looking forward to the start of grammar school in the fall. Local children who attended the classes were Danny Wagoner, […]