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Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray express the importance of ending Alzheimer’s. They’re joined by Dani Jachino, a participant for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Chicago, she gives her story on why she walks and encourages others to get involved to help end Alzheimer’s.

My Mother lived the last year and a half of her life in a dementia unit.  My Dad’s brother and sister died of Alzheimer’s, as did another aunt and uncle.  Friends’ parents had the disease.  Friend’s spouses have the disease. I do not want it and I want an end for future generations.

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.

Interested in donating or getting involved? Check out Dani Jachino’s page and donate towards her walk, or register and get yourself walking Sunday, October 28th.

John and Ray In 60

Ray Stevens is back after his after died last week after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

San Francisco backup Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made the decision to sit during future National Anthem renditions.

Plus, a study suggests that students learn more when they find their instructors to be attractive.

New law sets training standards for Alzheimer’s caregivers

(CHICAGO) Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that sets training standards for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

He signed the measure into law on Monday. It outlines how long caregivers need to be trained and what should be included in the curriculum.

It also establishes advertising guidelines for businesses that provide care to those suffering from the disease or dementia.

Democratic state Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria was a sponsor. He says it gives senior citizens and their families certainty as they make health choices.

The law takes effect immediately.

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Big John Howell Show Notes 6-9-16

The debate over the new plaza at Wrigley Field is heating up. The Cubs say the plaza will be used for mostly family-friendly events, but als want to be able to sell beer and wine to people visiting the area. Meanwhile, the people living in the area say it will be a 6,000 person beer garden. Lisa Iverson from the Southport Neighborhood Association joined John with the neighborhood point of view on the debate. (Listen here)

Most of the Republican party elected officials seem to have come to terms with Donald Trump being the party’s Presidential nominee, even if they aren’t thrilled with the idea. Could Trump at the top of the ticket end up huring the rising stars down the ticket? CNN Commentator and DailyCaller.com Senior Contributor Matt Lewis says yes. He joined John to talk about why. (Listen here)

Did you ever see the “Spirit of America” rocket car at the Museum of Science and Industry? It broke the land speed record in 1965 and then the owner Graig Breedlove immediately loaned it to the museum. They just sent it back to him 50 years later and he’s suing them in federal court, because he says there’s $400,000 worth of damage to the car.

A Corpus Christi fisherman is claiming Facebook removed his post featuring photos of a captured shark. Eric Ozolins says Facebook told him the photos of the 13-foot hammerhead shark went against the website’s “terms and policy.” Ozolins says the social media site is trying to “gain influence from uneducated tree-huggers,” instead of focusing on “graphic violence, terrorists threats, and racism.” The fisherman posted photos of the hammerhead on Sunday.

An Atlanta woman has taken time off from her job as a bartender to establish breastfeeding because she wants to start an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship.

The FAA is saying that secret military testing out west could make GPS “unreliable” for about a week. Luckily it will only effect small private jets and not commercial aircraft.

Kris Kristofferson has been misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was having memory issues, and doctors assume he had Alzheimer’s or dementia, but he took medication for years and it didn’t help anything. Eventually doctors tested him for Lyme disease and he tested positive.