| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system.
About 5.4 million Americans...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia is no easy task, but neurologist Anne Lipton believes there are plenty of ways to make life a little easier for both patients and caregivers.
"Dementia might not be curable, but it is, generally speaking,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:27 PM
They may be elderly, frail and dealing with debilitating memory loss, but a lively beat, noisy maracas and an enthusiastic instructor can get them dancing.
Deb Shavitz, a Zumba instructor who offers residents at Sunrise at Pikesville a free class each...
| Oct 26, 2012
American Healing Arts Alliance
Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed as coordinators and assistants to help with ongoing programs and special events, including membership development, volunteer recruitment, event planning, ensemble development,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:48 AM
What have you been doing to celebrate Active Aging Week 2012, Sept. 23-29?
If you haven't already, you can start taking a new fitness class, join a bowling team, play a game of ping pong, take a walk or a tap-dancing class?
Many of these activities...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:53 PM
The Alzheimer's Association invites the community to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Oct. 6, (rain or shine) at the Bel Air Equestrian Center at 608 N....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper.
The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Bernice Troy, a geriatric nursing assistant in Baltimore for the past 20 years, has been spat on and cursed, scratched and punched on the job. A patient once slammed Jo Samrow, a nurse in Southern Maryland, into a wall so violently that she developed a...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:25 AM
Jerel and Tonya Registre never considered themselves ballroom dancers — they didn't even take lessons before their July 2012 wedding.
But on April 13, the Fulton couple will be dancing in front of about 700 people for a cause that is close to...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Pacemakers regulate the beat of a weak heart and ease the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers hope the devices also will slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors at Hopkins and four other medical...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Planning for aging
I write with concern for the aging population. The Alzheimer's Association estimates the number of diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is expected to increase greatly by 2026. Despite the great effort and expense being...