| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Lester Junior Smith I, 82, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Fahrney Keedy Home & Village Boonsboro, Md., surrounded by his wife and children.
Born July 3, 1930, in Hagerstown to the late Lester Leroy and Mary...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Betty Rosella Foust, 84, of Somerset, took the Lords hand and went to her eternal rest, March 28, 2013. Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Bard Hollow, she is the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (Emerick) Maust. Also preceded in death by her children's'...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Phyllis L. Dowler, 88, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Emeritus Senior Living Center.
Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Sulphur Springs, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (Campbell) Bittikofer....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented detail.
| Mar 22, 2013
American Cancer Society
Organization needs volunteers in the Gambrills office to help with general administrative tasks, including but not limited to phone calls, mailings, etc. Information: 410-721-4304 or email email@example.com.
| Mar 20, 2013
Much of the care for Alzheimer's patients, particularly in its early stages, is undertaken by family members. The rising numbers of those with the disease — one in three seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia — is putting a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
One in eight individuals 65 and older suffers from Alzheimer's disease -- a sobering statistic for the growing number of baby boomers crossing that age threshold. And the costs can be an "overwhelming financial burden," says Carol Steinberg, executive...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Here are a couple of upcoming events for families/caregivers of those with Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Orientation to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias for Family Caregivers April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sentara Careplex, Hampton. Orientations are...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Anyone living with early-stage memory loss may attend a special program titled, "Living with Early-Stage Memory Problems" Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Somerford House, 10116 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.
This program is offered at...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Richard H. Hynicka, 87, formerly of 1003 Orchid Way, Mountville, died May 2, 2013. He was born on May 13, 1925. He was a resident of the Mennonite Retirement Community, a caring, loving home away from home: Thank You. He was the husband of Anne M....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Ralph A. Graham, age 82, died April 24, 2013.
Beloved husband of Jeanne for 50 years; dear father of William A. and Thomas R.; grandfather of West, Cassie and Andrea; brother of Phil and Dale Graham.
The family will receive friends 3-8 p.m. Friday,...