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Community briefs

September 06, 2007

Alzheimer's disease is subject of talk



An informational meeting about Alzheimer's disease and dementia will be Monday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., at Halfway Volunteer Fire Co., 11114 Lincoln Ave.

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, the event is a family presentation for anyone affected by the diseases.

Alzheimer's disease causes gradual, irreversible changes in brain cells. The changes usually cause difficulties with memory, decision making, personal care and communicating. Family members will learn about treatments that might relieve some of the symptoms, although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease.

For information, contact Debbie Bauer at 301-696-0315 or go to www.alzgmd.org.




Free safety class for teen drivers offered



A free safety class for teen drivers and their parents will be Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff's Office Patrol Building, 500 Western Maryland Parkway.

Teens and their parents will hear presentations on insurance, the graduated licensing system, laws that effect new drivers and how to be safe in a vehicle, among other topics.

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To register, contact Deputy Carly Hose at 240-313-2195 or go to www.washcosheriff.com/tdscreg.html and fill out an application.

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