| May 1, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The outdoor track teams at Reservoir High School continue to set new school records. Maggie Niland broke the 3,000-meter record in a time of 11:26.91, Katie Krutz broke the pole vault record in a jump of 8 feet, 6 inches and Kyle Kroll broke the pole...
| 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."
| 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...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting.
Medical foster homes place up to three...
| May 3, 2014
If it wasn't for the large, well-equipped woodworking shop at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, Lawrence Schneider might never have embarked upon his third career as a sculptor.
But when Schneider moved into the Hunt Valley community...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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....
| May 4, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Dr. Oscar A. Iseri, a retired Veterans Administration pathologist, died April 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Lorien Harmony Hall Assisted Living in Columbia. He was 86.
The son of Matahichi Iseri and Kisa Iseri, immigrant Japanese...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, former owner and operator of a New York City import-export firm, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 90.
The son of Hilario Martinez, a boxer, and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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.