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Alzheimer's Association

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Top Alzheimer's Association Articles

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  • Taming the specter of dementia

     Taming the specter of dementia
    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...
  • 'Avoid stress and frustration' in dealing with dementia patients, doctor tells Harford residents

    'Avoid stress and frustration' in dealing with dementia patients, doctor tells Harford residents
    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,...
  • Taking quick steps to fight Alzheimer's disease

    Taking quick steps to fight Alzheimer's disease
    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...
  • Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

    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,...
  • Volunteer opportunities in Howard County

    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...
  • It's Active Aging Week — how active are you?

    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...
  • Harford County Walk to fight Alzheimer's set

    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....
  • Senior centers turn to brain aerobics classes

    Senior centers turn to brain aerobics classes
    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...
  • Health employees seek legislation to address workplace violence

    Health employees seek legislation to address workplace violence
    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...
  • Fulton couple dances to help fund an Alzheimer's cure

    Fulton couple dances to help fund an Alzheimer's cure
    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...
  • Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's

    Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's
    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...
  • Health and Family Voices

    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...