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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kenosha and Racine Counties to Raise More than $100,000

The Alzheimer’s Association hosted its annual walk on September 25. COVID-19 put the event to halt in person last year. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s rejoined in person this year, with the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remaining top priorities. Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s event […]

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Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes FDA Approval of Aducanumab

On behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association enthusiastically welcomes today’s historic FDA approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. “This approval is a victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Harry Johns, Alzheimer’s Association president and chief executive officer. “This is the first FDA-approved drug that […]

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Analysis shows Alzheimer’s disease, dementia deaths up during COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin and many other states are dealing with an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Alzheimer’s Association analysis of CDC data from 2020. MILWAUKEE ⏤ Wisconsin deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Wisconsin is not the only state seeing […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Kenosha and Racine Counties Projected to Raise More Than $50K

Nearly 400 walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Kenosha and Racine Counties. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks, and trails across Kenosha and Racine Countieson Saturday, September 26th to ensure the health and safety for all […]

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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Free Virtual Services For Wisconsin Residents

While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans, including 120,000 in Wisconsin, living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter is offering free virtual (phone and webinar) programming including care consultations, education […]

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Leah Shovers Was A Pioneer Of Special Education Programs At RUSD

Leah Shovers, 88, passed away on Monday at her residence in Encinitas, California.  She was born in Woodstock, Illinois on October 26, 1929, the daughter of the late William and Sonia (Nee: Michnovitch) Woolf. Leah graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Speech Therapy.  She was employed by Racine Unified School System  (RUSD) […]

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Mary Ahnen Blessed with 10 Children

Marilyn Catherine Ahnen, “Mary”, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, surrounded by her family. She was born in Racine on May 7, 1936 to Frederick and Constance (Nee: Kessler) Kowalsky. Mary graduated from St. Catherine’s High School, “Class of 1954.”  On November 16, 1957, she was united in marriage […]

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Obituary: Julie Voigt Enjoyed Traveling

Julie Anne Voigt, age 70, passed away Wednesday at Parkside Manor.  Julie was born in Racine, January 18, 1947, daughter of Ralph and Dorie (Nee:  Williamson) Voigt. Julie graduated from Peacham Academy, Peacham, Vermont in 1965.  She then attended the former Webber College now known as Webber International University in Babson Park, FL and graduated […]

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