| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In his letter to the editor in response to Alliance for Aging Research's CEO Sue Peschin's commentary, "Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift" (April 14), Dr. Andy Lazris of Columbia contends that since there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer'...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Chapter 17 opens with some verbal jousting between Frank and Remy Danton, who has been lobbying on Tusk's behalf.
Tusk has tasked Remy to help wrangle members of the House to vote for Frank's grand bill that passed the Senate in Chapter 16. Tusk seems...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Lawrence Alexander Hardie, a retired Johns Hopkins University geology professor who successfully challenged an assumption about ocean salinity, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Dec. 17 at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Monsignor Roland Pierre Bordelon, a retired Catholic Relief Services director, died of dementia Dec. 18 at Charlestown Retirement Community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87.
Born in Bordelonville, La., he was the son of Russell and Lillian Dupuis...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Dr. Gordon Feldman, a Johns Hopkins physicist who contributed to discovery of the antiproton, died in his sleep Wednesday at Symphony Manor Assisted Living from complications of Alzheimer's.
The Baltimore resident was 85.
The son of a street peddler...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:05 AM
About three months ago, my former neighbors and I, who have lunch together once a month, were discussing how we could help one of us who had been showing signs of dementia. The former neighbor lives alone, which is of utmost concern to us.
We had talked...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from Whitney Wallace.
We all know that eating right, getting regular physical activity and getting adequate sleep are important for...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Caffeine from coffee, tea, soda or even tablet, has the beneficial effect of enhancing memory, according to a new study led by a former Johns Hopkins University researcher.
More research needs to be done, but the findings could be used to help...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:17 AM
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...