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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Columbia woman dancing in memory, and for Alzheimer's cure

    Columbia woman dancing in memory, and for Alzheimer's cure
    Jean West Lewis has mastered a crowd-pleasing rumba that hinges on exchanging smoldering looks with her partner and swiveling limber hips. When the sultry sound of Michael Bublé's rendition of a 1962 Italian hit, "Quando, Quando, Quando," fills the room...
  • Couple doing the cha cha to raise money for dementia research

    Couple doing the cha cha to raise money for dementia research
    Jodi Levitan still gets choked up when she talks about her father, Jack Fisher, of New Orleans, who died of dementia at age 90 on Father's Day of 2012. "It's hard to talk about," said Levitan, 58, of Poplar Hill. "It's a terrible disease." On April...
  • Orville Donnelly, retired physician

    Orville Donnelly, retired physician
    Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...
  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Springwell Senior Living to build second building

    Springwell Senior Living in Mount Washington plans to build a second building exclusively for independent living, at an estimated cost of roughly $20 million, officials told the Baltimore City Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel on March 27. The...
  • Childhood cancer fundraiser remembers Keeley Imel [Ellicott City]

    Calling all foodies! On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor Gala is cooking up inspiration to fight childhood cancer at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.     The event will feature over twenty top-rated...
  • Beloved musical comes to Chapelgate stage [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Beloved musical comes to Chapelgate stage [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]
    There's no business like show business at Chapelgate Christian Academy. Though smaller in size and resources than local public schools, it presents a consistently stellar spring musical. This year's production? "Annie Get Your Gun," the beloved Rodgers...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain

    Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain
    Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...
  • Lauretta Lauchner Gordon, artist and designer

    Lauretta Lauchner Gordon, artist and designer
    Lauretta Lauchner Gordon, who re-invented herself as a dressmaker and then took up ballroom dancing to show off her creations, died Feb. 22 of complications of dementia at Roland Park Place, where she lived for the past decade with the love of her life....
  • Ronald L. Bray, printing executive

    Ronald L. Bray, printing executive
    Ronald L. Bray, a retired printing company executive and former longtime Riderwood resident, died Feb. 21 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole, Fla. He was 81. Ronald Lee Bray was born in...
  • After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books

    After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books
    Colin Cloherty was a seldom-used tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, his third team in his first two years in the NFL, when the league locked out its players at the start of a long, contentious labor showdown in 2011. A former standout at Brown,...