| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Charles W. "Chuck" Battenfeld Jr., a retired Canton Railroad Co. executive, died April 23 of heart failure at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 95.
His wife of 70 years, Mary Jeannette Battenfeld, a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress, died four...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:42 PM
William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83.
The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. worker and a...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Mary D. Eddinger, a retired educator who had been a learning specialist and resource teacher at Roland Park Country School for nearly three decades, died Tuesday of dementia at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 76.
"Mary was the most loving and kind...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:10 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:01 AM
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."
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Marianna T. Earp, a retired music appreciation teacher, died of dementia Sunday at Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville. The Towson resident was 82.
Born Marianna T. Markowski in the Baltic section of Poland, she was the daughter of Walter and Michelina...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:06 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:29 AM
George J. Voith, a retired CSX executive and rail and streetcar photographer who was a founding member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Monday of dementia at his Northwood home. He was 87.
"George is one of the last of the original guys who...
| Apr 13, 2014
An Alzheimer's patient is rushed to the emergency room, where her relatives tell doctors she has swallowed food down the wrong passageway.
They insert tubes so she can take in air and fluids. She survives the crisis. But the visit is so invasive that it...