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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother

    Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother
    Shirley W. Johnson, whose personal tragedy of losing her son to a drunken driver resulted in her becoming a major voice in the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, died March 9 of complications from a stroke at Glen Meadows retirement...
  • Dementia patients come alive hearing favorite music [Senior Circles]

    One evening my sister, Mary, called me, all excited about a news item she saw on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer. Mary said that it was both sad and beautiful at the same time. The episode, in Sawyer's "America Strong" segment, was titled, "iPods...
  • Sophia "Sue" Miller, reporter

    Sophia "Sue" Miller, reporter
    Sophia "Sue" Miller, a retired Evening Sun medical and education reporter recalled for her tenacity, died of Dec. 22 of complications from dementia at the Watts Group Assisted Living in Severn. She was 93 and had lived in Glen Burnie and North Baltimore....
  • Through the mental health revolving door [Letter]

    As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
  • Mary D. Eddinger, educator

    Mary D. Eddinger, educator
    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...
  • Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]

    Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]
    Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....
  • Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

    Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist
    Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Ruxton resident...
  • Marianna Earp, music appreciation teacher

    Marianna Earp, music appreciation teacher
    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...
  • Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds

    Racism may make black men age faster, UMCP study finds
    Black men who experience "high levels" of racism and internalize it may age more quickly, according to a new University of Maryland, College Park study. Though it is well known that African-Americans suffer disproportionally from illness compared to...
  • Art DeCarlo, Colts defensive back

    Art DeCarlo, Colts defensive back
    Arthur Anthony "Art" DeCarlo Sr., a defensive back for the Baltimore Colts who played on the fabled 1958 championship team, died of complications from dementia Dec. 21 at his home in Birmingham, Ala. The former Ellicott City resident was 82. Born in...
  • Marita Carroll, civil rights activist

    Marita Carroll, civil rights activist
    Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...
  • BSO oboist Michael Lisicky's books recall department stores of the past

    BSO oboist Michael Lisicky's books recall department stores of the past
    You might think of Michael Lisicky's obsession with department stores as an orchestral tone poem for a single oboe: at turns plaintive and raucous, eloquent and funny, with unpredictable little swerves. Lisicky is second oboist with the Baltimore...