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Lawmakers Discuss Legislation Aimed At Helping West Virginians Stay Sober

On this episode of The Legislature Today, substance use disorder, sober living homes, homelessness, mental health treatment – the challenges facing West Virginia to help people regain sobriety continue to mount. Government Reporter Randy Yohe speaks with two delegates, Del. Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, and Del. Scot Heckert, R-Wood, to discuss what’s working and what needs changed.

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Listen: What Alzheimer’s Means For Caregivers

For the second interview in our series “Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents,” News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Teresa Morris, the program director for the West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. They discussed what Alzheimer’s disease is and what it means for the caregiver.

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What’s Happening When Someone Has Dementia?

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.

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How To Adjust The Holidays For Family Members With Dementia

While the holiday season can be a wonderful time for families getting together with lights and traditions, it can be a difficult time for people struggling with dementia.

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