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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Italian dinner raises money for medical research

     Italian dinner raises money for medical research
    Once known mainly for helping newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, the Order of Sons of Italy in America now raises money for research into various diseases. Members of the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin also appreciate good Italian food and...
  • First-ever blood test identifies impending Alzheimer's disease

    First-ever blood test identifies impending Alzheimer's disease
    For the first time, a test that detects 10 types of lipids, or fats, circulating in a person's blood has been shown to predict accurately whether he or she will develop the memory loss and mental decline of Alzheimer's disease over the next two to three...
  • Why 'retarded' deserves to be retired

    Michael McGough's March 4 blog post, "Is 'retarded' really worse than 'mentally disabled'?" gives the impression that Americans ought to turn back the clock on decades of progress in how they think about -- and treat -- people with disabilities. ...
  • Lauretta Lauchner Gordon, artist and designer

    Lauretta Lauchner Gordon, artist and designer
    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....
  • Around Town

    Alzheimer's center honors distinguished friends Alzheimer's Family Services Center will celebrate William R. Shankle and Junko Hara as the center's 2014 Distinguished Friend honorees during its 14th Gathering of Friends gala in May. The married couple...
  • Battling dementia on 86th birthday, Gordie Howe still not one to sit around

    DETROIT The fishing trips always bring out that smile his sons love and cherish. Gordie Howe never was one to sit around, and that hasn't changed even as dementia roils his health. He turned 86 on Monday, an event that will appropriately be celebrated in...
  • Ronald L. Bray, printing executive

    Ronald L. Bray, printing executive
    Ronald L. Bray, a retired printing company executive and former longtime Riderwood resident, died Feb. 21 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole, Fla. He was 81. Ronald Lee Bray was born in...
  • Cognitive Interruptus: Mind Without Matter

    I better write this down before I forget it. Lately (actually, I'm not certain when it began), my short-term memory has the carrying capacity of a sieve; my attention barely spans the tick of a clock. I was tempted to blame old age or Alzheimer's, but...
  • Enfield Town Council Meets Monday, Water Pollution Control Meeting To Follow

    The Town Council will hold a series of meetings Monday night. At 5:30, the council will meet to discuss sewer billing contracts before going into executive session. This special meeting will be held in the Enfield room of Town Hall. For a link to...
  • Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax

    Med Flory dies at 87; alto saxophonist and actor founded Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax
    Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax in addition to being an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died. He was 87. His son, Rex, who cared for his father during several years of heart maladies,...
  • Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder

    Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling — he weighed in at 120 — but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing...