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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...
  • 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...
  • Making end-of-life choices

    Making end-of-life choices
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Edythe E. Evans, dental instructor

    Edythe E. Evans, dental instructor
    Edythe E. Evans, a retired University of Maryland dental clinic instructor who was active in her church, died April 9 of Alzheimer's disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 83. The daughter of Ernest Evans, a Baltimore & Ohio...
  • 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...
  • Naval Academy students give aging veterans a final salute

    Naval Academy students give aging veterans a final salute
    Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen....