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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging

    Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging
    Sue Fryer Ward, the first secretary of Maryland's Department of Aging and a lifelong advocate for elders' rights, died June 22 of complications from a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Upper Marlboro resident was 78. "Her true love was...
  • Actors portray conflicts involving families with seniors

    Looking for something different to write about, I decided to attend an event June 26 at the Bain Center, in Columbia, sponsored by Karen Hull, the mental health coordinator for the Howard County Department on Aging. The Mental Health Players'...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, July 6 Lakefront concert The Retro-Rockets bring oldies rock 'n' roll to Columbia's Lakefront for a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and enjoy live music outdoors. Monday, July 7 On the big screen "Monsters University" (rated G) will be...
  • Allen Grossman

    Allen Grossman
    Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "Allen was an inimitable...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Auditions Laurel Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for "Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 22 and 24 at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Roles are for seven African-American women, ages 18 and older. No...
  • Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest

    Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest
    The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...
  • 'Unretirement' is the new retirement [Commentary]

    'Unretirement' is the new retirement [Commentary]
    These days, I find myself looking back on my father's work life with a mix of nostalgia and envy. He worked for 40 years for the same company and never worried that Alcoa would go out of business or that his industry would become obsolete. He had...
  • Casey Kasem understood America's love of optimism and a moving story

    Casey Kasem understood America's love of optimism and a moving story
    He remembered everything about that night. He remembered the song they slow danced to -- "You Are My Lady." He remembered the play of the lights in her hair as he held her. He remembered her eyes as she looked up at him. He remembered wanting to spend...
  • Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]

    Lest we forget, aging has its downside [Commentary]
    I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it'd be raining. Thankfully, this isn't so it isn't. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To...
  • Local author writes novel for middle school readers [Carney]

    We have a new author in our midst!  Libby  Smith   has written an insightful novel  for middle school readers titled "Twin Strokes."  It is the story of a 13-year-old girl,  who is struck by a paralyzing illness, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and how her...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...