Alzheimer’s disease

March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Trone Announces Two Bills Passed as Part of Dignity in Aging Act

U.S. Rep. David Trone (MD-06) announced Thursday that two of his bills to help aging citizens were signed into law.  The laws intend to reduce social isolation among seniors and increase access to care for people with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The Protecting Older Americans from Social Isolation Act will support services that detect and prevent […]

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February 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Care Consultations Available to Alzheimer’s Patients, Families, and Caregivers

One of the most devastating diagnosis a person and their family can receive is that of Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis is life changing and often leaves the person and their family unsure how to respond or what to do next. The disease is progressive beginning with mild memory loss leading to the loss of the […]

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April 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Sev Smith, Charlotte Davis, Stuart Rosenthal, and Henry Hailstock. Evans and the panel discuss the April 14th March for Science with Sev Smith of The Nature Conservancy, the importance of agriculture in Maryland with Charlotte Davis of the Rural Maryland Council, The […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Announces Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statewide proclamation announcing June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Maryland. Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder, leads to memory loss and progressive mental and physical impairments. Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association and advocates raise funds and awareness to honor those living with […]

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October 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Man with Alzheimer’s (PHOTO)

UPDATED Police have located Yenquan Fan and reunited him with his family. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 80-year-old man who has severe Alzheimer’s disease. Police said Yenquan Fan, of the 10900 block of Connecticut Avenue in north Kensington was last seen today at approximately […]

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September 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Need Your Help to Find a Missing Kensington Man (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing Kensington resident who has Alzheimer’s disease. According to  police, Eugene Brisco was last seen by family around 8 a.m. on Monday at his residence in the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue. He is described by police as an African American male, 60 years […]

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April 10, 2013 | Sheila Ogilvie

Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released the 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report which reveals the increasing burden of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system.  According to the report and the Alzheimer’s Association Federal Action Alert – “The numbers are staggering.  In 2013, Alzheimer’s will cost the […]

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November 29, 2012 | Sheila Ogilvie

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

 Transforming Lives – National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States — 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 15 million are acting as caregivers.  86,000 people in Maryland are diagnosed with this devastating disease and approximately 20% of them live in Montgomery […]

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