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Alzheimer's Association

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  • Davis Patterson McNameeDecember 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014

    Davis Patterson McNamee<br/>December 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014
    Davis "Pat" Patterson McNamee, a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and 52-year resident of Corona del Mar, California, died in his home with family by his side on April 28th, 2014. He was 87 years old. Pat was born in Seattle, WA on December 4th,...
  • Detecting Alzheimer's early [Letter]

    I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17). The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
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  • With careful planning, you can keep long-term care costs under control

    The cost to receive long-term care continues to increase each year, according to the 2013 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. In the 10 years that Genworth has conducted its annual study, the median annual cost of a room in a private nursing home has jumped...
  • 'The Big Bang Theory' Cast, Glen Campbell Honored at 'A Night at Sardi's'

    The Beverly Hilton transformed into New York City's Broadway institution Sardi's for the 22nd Annual "A Night at Sardi's" in support of the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday. Country Hall of Famer Glen Campbell was honored with the first Glen Campbell...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, April 13 Theater The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents its final performance of "Pippi Longstocking" at 2 p.m. at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Discounted rates available for...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Alzheimer's Association Volunteers are needed for office and clerical assistance, including data entry and mailings and a help line specialist. The organization also needs speakers, family support group facilitators and community outreach...
  • Peninsula residents advised to take safety precautions during cold weather

     Peninsula residents advised to take safety precautions during cold weather
    Patient First, a chain of primary care health centers with locations in Hampton and Newport News, has some timely advice for those dealing with current weather conditions on the Peninsula: A necessary evil after a snow storm, shoveling snow can pose a...
  • Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness

    Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness
    NEWPORT NEWS — Rona Altschuler, volunteer chairwoman of the local Walk to End Alzheimer's, will embark on a cross-country bike ride March 7 to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. She will turn 60 during the trip. Altschuler has been...
  • Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other

    Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other
    When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk. "I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...