On this West Virginia Week, we learned about plants that can thrive in former mine lands, we kayaked along the Gauley River, we learned about an art exhibit inspired by recent cuts at West Virginia University, and we saw dogs fly from Charleston to Michigan to reach their forever homes.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Aging in Appalachia
Many West Virginia adults find themselves in the difficult position of caring for their children and looking after their parents at the same time. Conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s are problems, but so are mobility and safety issues at home. It can be stress-inducing and makes many people wonder if there is any help available and where to get it.
News Director Eric Douglas has found himself in the same position and wondered the same things. Through this interview series, we will bring experts into the studio to talk about things people need to know as they get older, or when helping aging parents.
This week on Inside Appalachia, we visit with West Virginia trappers to learn about the fur trade in the 21st Century. We also meet a county fair champion who keeps racking up the blue ribbons and has released a cookbook of some of her favorites. And we hear an update on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Construction has begun again, but some people wonder if it’s even needed.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Many families have to move a loved one into a nursing home because of dementia. The experience often comes with grief and loss and a sense of failure.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A real problem facing many older adults is having enough money for their retirement. News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Josh Hodges, the chief customer officer for the National Council on Aging, to learn about the help that is available for retirees and caregivers.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A new study has found that older adults with chronic health issues like heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder are much more likely to…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Direct care providers work with some of our most vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly and people with disabilities. But recruiting and retaining…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
For families struggling with Alzheimer’s in Appalachia, the road can be lonely and long. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that is the most common cause of…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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