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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Mocha Moms of Howard County a support group for stay-at-home mothers

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group —  First Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. People living with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia and their caregivers are invited to attend a free support group led by Dr. Tom Swisher...
  • Detecting Alzheimer's early [Letter]

    I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17). The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • There's good science behind Alzheimer's screening recommendation [Letter]

    In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets short shrift," April 14). On what else should such a...
  • Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines

    Gerry Sandusky's book tells 'a son's story of love, loss and life' from NFL sidelines
    Long before his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Gerry Sandusky was a good friend to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter. Subsequent sad circumstances have made the Sparks resident's earlier connection to the group even more...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Free concerts: •Project Natale, Wednesday, April 23, 12:30 p.m. •Red Right Return, Monday, April...
  • Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks [Letter]

    I write in response to Susan Peschin's recent commentary on Alzheimer's disease ("Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift," April 14). Ms. Peschin contends that we are not doing enough to screen for Alzheimer's Disease, and she faults the U.S....
  • More research is needed on Alzheimer's screening [Letter]

    Commentator Susan Peschin cites a recent statement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that highlights the insufficient evidence around screening for cognitive impairment in older adults, characterizing it as "masking" obstacles to detecting...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

    Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide
    Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland if elected governor. "If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine...
  • Marjorie B. 'Midge' Price, homemaker

    Marjorie B. 'Midge' Price, homemaker
    Marjorie B. "Midge" Price, a homemaker and singer who had been a professional photographer, died April 8 of Alzheimer's disease at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 84. The daughter of Donald Swann "Ducky" Beard, an insurance executive,...
  • John Ostrowski, sausage maker

    John Ostrowski, sausage maker
    John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...