DHS awards Alzheimer’s grants

The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently awarded grants to two local organizations.

According to a release, the grants were awarded to agencies or organizations to help meet the needs of dementia patients and the needs of their caregivers.

Northwoods Caregivers was awarded almost $115,000 to engage a nurse to focus on dementia clients with high medical needs and their caregivers.

The grant to Northwoods Caregivers, according to the release, is also to retain specialists to focus on outreach to LGBT and diverse cultural communities, including three tribal nations.

Another area organization, Greater Northwestern Emergency Medical Services, was also awarded a grant of over $32,000, to join forces with West Central EMS to provide awareness training on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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