The growing number of aging Iowans means more are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Some 64,000 in the state suffer from this disease at a time when Iowa is tightening is Medicaid system, which pays for long-term nursing home care for Alzheimer’s patients.
“People don’t like to take orders from a kid,” La Blanche Farmer told a newspaper reporter in 1925 when asked about her experiences managing a canning factory. La Blanche was talking about her first position in her dad’s canning business.
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When you look at the world around us — with its hatred and bitterness, with its disagreements and divisiveness — the quality most lacking today is empathy. We find it difficult, if not impossible, to put ourselves in each other’s shoes and see events and issues from their perspective.
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As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.
The Insight on Business the News Hour, hosted by Michael Libbie, featured on its Oct. 9, 2017, program an IowaWatch/HuffPost story about the feared growth of Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa. Listen here to the podcast.
Several times a week, Lou Stepanek drives to the Hiawatha Care Center in Iowa to spend time with someone who hasn’t seemed to recognize him for more than a decade: his wife. Read this special IowaWatch/HuffPost collaboration on the growing threat of Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa.