| Jul 10, 2013
A new memory care facility for seniors with mild to severe cases of memory loss is being considered for a vacant lot in the southeast corner of Vernon Hills.
"We have long-term relations with many of the assisted living and independent living caregivers...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:49 AM
During his lifetime, Henry Molaison was a human anomaly: a world-famous man whose name nobody knew.
Until he died in 2008, Molaison was known worldwide simply as "H.M." "H.M." lost his ability to form, store and access new memories after a disastrous...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A veteran Chicago police sergeant mired in personal debt was arrested Monday on a charge that he attempted to extort a West Side liquor store employee by offering to look up police reports, license plates and other information in exchange for cash.
| Dec 19, 2012
New research has uncovered how manipulating levels of a brain neurotransmitter might help common memory and learning difficulties in multiple sclerosis.
Johns Hopkins University researchers said the results from their experiments, while very...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2013
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity.
Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:47 AM
These days, when everyone is pretending to be busy all the time, and 5 Hour Energy makes billions in profit by selling liquid cocaine, you might think that sleep is no longer of the utmost importance. But as it turns out, sleep is more than just a thing...
| Feb 1, 2013
Every day at 3 p.m., Jim Copenhaver visits his 80-year-old wife, Ann, who lives at an assisted-living facility in Vernon Hills for those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
"It's the highlight of my day," said Jim Copenhaver, 87, who...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Norma Sauer has no short-term memory, doesn’t know her address or phone number and constantly asks the whereabouts of her mother, father and siblings, who are all deceased.
She paces throughout the house, often is easily distracted and can...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Dear Pharmacist: On Facebook, you said people catch Lyme disease from their pets, which tote ticks. That's how I got Lyme, and I have Bartonella, too. I found out because of you, and it explained my symptoms of joint pain, confusion, memory loss and...
| Jan 11, 2013
Living with diabetes
The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will discuss simple nutrition and exercise changes to achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. Classes will be held from 2 p....