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Alzheimer's Association

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  • News briefs: Harvard research finds protective link between most cancers and Alzheimer's disease

    They are both dreadful conditions, but it appears cancer reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially among people treated with chemotherapy. That's the word from a Harvard-based study presented July 2013 at the Alzheimer's Association...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wedded: Ruby Estayan and Edward Reynon

    Wedded: Ruby Estayan and Edward Reynon
    Date: Aug. 31 Her story: Ruby Estayan, 26, grew up in Manila, Philippines. She moved to Maryland with her family in 2006. She is a geriatric nurse at Genesis HealthCare Heritage Center in Dundalk. Her parents, Tess and Raul Estayan, live in Abingdon....
  • Sue Jacobs receives Harford County Council proclamation

    Sue Jacobs, who has lived in Harford County, with her husband Gus for 42 years, and is the race director for the Women's 5K By The Bay (W5KBTB), has received a proclamation certificate from the Harford County Council, for fund-raising for Harford County...
  • Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, Dead at 80

    UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...
  • Newport News mother takes on Alzheimer's

    Newport News mother takes on Alzheimer's
    The strain and anxiety are etched in the fine lines around her eyes. Her exhaustion shows in a sometimes short fuse. She's the first one up in the household and the last one to bed. In the past year, Karen Garner, 43, mother of two school-age children...
  • Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground

     Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground
    His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought. Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • Alzheimer's disease isn't just for old people

    Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure, and the only available drug treatments, while masking the initial symptoms — memory loss, difficulties with problem solving and temporal and...
  • 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...