Montana’s Unseen Dementia Crisis

by Travis Mateer

This week’s episode of Zoom Town is a solo effort on my part to discuss Montana’s unseen dementia crisis. I use the article I wrote about last week regarding a dementia patient who ended up at Montana’s state psychiatric hospital as a starting point, and I highlight the effort by Rep. Danny Tennenbaum to study the issue at the state level.

If Democrats are serious about protecting vulnerable populations, and if Republicans are serious about being fiscally conservative, then there should be some common ground on this issue on which to work.

To find that common ground, though, our bickering legislators would have to take a timeout in depicting their opponents as either human-hating assholes or smug elitists spending other people’s money. With the current levels of dysfunctional partisanship gripping our Capitol, is that even possible?

On the losing side of the political divide, Democrats just lost a loyal cheerleading blog with the shuttering of The Montana Post. Without their partisan media scold, Don Pogreba, Democrats will be even MORE adrift than they are now.

At least Democrats will always have Missoula, right?

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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4 Responses to Montana’s Unseen Dementia Crisis

  1. Big Swede says:

    Actually Don P. never lived in MT but before he moved to Hawaii he was a women named Ms. Futrell.

  2. JC says:

    So, with Pogreba’s quick exit, with his website and twitter accounts gone, and his Facebook page and domain name now point to Nathan Kosted, his explanation disappeared quickly. But a quick google cache from the link at Kosted’s FB page retrieves this information from his last post, for any who want to know:

  3. Eric says:

    Lots of memories.

    When I started blogging, Matt Singer had a audience over at Left in The West.

    The best bloggers in the State IMO were David Crisp and Ed Kemmick.

    When I decided to invade the Montana Blogosphere with What’s Right In Montana it wasn’t long before I regularly had over 100 comments on a post.

    Pogie did it a long long time, and I wish him well.

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