Louis R. Harper Jr., the Baltimore City Fire Department’s first African-American captain, whose landmark 1971 lawsuit forced the city to end discriminatory practices in the hiring and promotion of firefighters and police, died of symptoms related to dementia in hospice on Dec. 8 at age 89.
Les Kinsolving, a retired WCBM-AM conservative talk radio personality and political gadfly who hosted the show “Uninhibited Radio” for 28 years, died of heart disease and dementia Dec. 4 at his home in Vienna, Va.
Bonita J. Dancy, a retired Baltimore City Circuit Court judge whom earlier had been a domestic equity master for the Equity Master for 13 years, died Nov. 23 from Alzheimer's disease at Woodholme Gardens in Pikesville. She was 72.
Raymond V. "Skip" Merkle, former president of a cemetery memorials company who was an active member of the Shrine, died Saturday from complications of dementia at Gilchrist Center in Columbia. The Granite resident was 85.
Christopher Guy, a former longtime Baltimore Sun reporter, editor and Eastern Shore bureau chief, died Friday from complications of dementia at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onacock, Va. The Easton resident was 65.
Jerome J. Levy Sr., former co-owner of the Diamond Cab Co. and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 21 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Lorien Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside, Harford County. He was 96.
Betty B. Borgerding, a retired military and legal secretary who organized family reunions, died of complications of dementia Sunday at Ardens Courts of Towson. The former Parkville and Glen Arm resident was 91.
Teens who scored well on a survey in 1960 with questions about academics, health and future aspirations are less likely to have developed Alzheimer's and other memory problems now that they are in their 70s.
Regular physical activity can improve balance, boost strength, and help maintain physical fitness, with many claiming that it can improve one’s mood and help with managing some health conditions like depression, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
You may not realize that Carroll County is home to one of the nation’s leading research institutions dedicated to supporting those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of neurocognitive change.
A crowd of about 50 residents from the surrounding Sykesville area, Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties came out to Integrace Copper Ridge this week to hear Food Network star Madison Cowan talk about the “Mind Diet.”
Studying health impacts of disasters for a living, I often think about worst-cases and who bears the brunt. This outlook became unexpectedly relevant several days ago when I sat in the exam chair of a dentist who specializes in root canals and was reminded how fortunate I am to have dental care.
Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, a psychiatrist and former associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died July 14 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Fort Myers, Fla.
I'm fine with my therapist’s August vacation. I see him on a need-be basis. Years ago, during weekly sessions, I told him his note-taking bothered me. He made a note of that. “I feel like a case, not a person,” I said. “You ARE a case,” he said. He was not a Mildred kind of therapist.
Larry LeDoyen Sr., the owner of an air conditioning and heating business who became an advocate for independent utility contractors, died of dementia July 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Towson . He was 79 and lived in Lutherville.
Litter box avoidance is a major concern for cat owners often resulting with cats being surrendered to animal shelters or being euthanized. Before taking such drastic measures, owners are advised to investigate why their cat(s) won’t use the litter box.
Isadore John Vaccarino, a retired brigadier general in the Maryland National Guard and former director of the Fifth Regiment Armory, died July 9 of vascular dementia at Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County.
Rushern Baker, the Prince George's County executive, and Ben Jealous, a former NAACP president, appealed to Baltimore voters on Monday, speaking with city residents about education, crime and jobs ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary election.
In the hospital, I was started on a high dosage of prednisone. This powerful steroidal anti-inflammatory drug can cause delirium, and in my case it did. My world seemed eerie and frightening. At times, I felt I was watching a scary movie. And then I was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Today, both name-calling and put-downs have become acceptable. If this is something that professionals do — and our U.S. president does, often on a daily basis — what hope do we have to become better people, a better nation?
Graduating Francis Scott Key High School Senior Jessica Tanzey has always been a people person, so it’s no wonder it’s the people of FSK, students and staff, she says she will miss the most after graduation.
Jean S. Williams, a retired educator who taught at the Bais Yaakov School for Girls who enjoyed travel and bird watching, died May 26 from complications of dementia at the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. She was 92.