June 15, 2011
Hagerstown police Wednesday night were looking for a vulnerable 75-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia who went missing from his home. John Douglas Harris of 644 N. Prospect St. was last seen Wednesday at about 11:45 a.m. walking westbound in the area of Terrace Liquors on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. Harris was described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants described as short and above the ankle. Anyone with information about Harris should notify police immediately at 301-790-3700.
January 21, 2011
Broadmore Senior Living at Hagerstown, is hosting a free educational seminar titled "Alzheimer's Disease: What you need to know. " This seminar will offer the general public an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, and the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia. Cathy Hanson LGSW, Alzheimer's Association Program Coordinator, will cover the stages, warning signs, biology and treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The seminar is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Broadmore Senior Living at Hagerstown, 1175 Professional Court.
April 15, 2010
Hubert Trenton Taylor, 96, of Elkview, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Huntington Health Rehab from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens in LaPlata, Md.
November 27, 2009
The old woman, who lived alone, was sitting at her kitchen table looking out the window. She didn't know what day it was, even though the calendar was hanging on the wall next to the window. She couldn't remember whether she had eaten her cereal five minutes earlier, even though the bowl was in the sink. The woman would sit at the table for a very long time until she became restless and begin to wander around the house. The telephone would not ring ... few would care about the problems she was experiencing.
November 5, 2009
Maryland Clear Spring 12323 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring 240-520-0142 Uno -- Monday, 10:45 a.m. Bingo -- Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. Closed Veterans Day --Â Wednesday Can you remember?, dealing with Alzheimer's disease, with Helen House -- Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Movie and popcorn --Â Friday, 9:45 a.m. Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo -- Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Home Health Care --Â Tuesday, 10 a.m. Closed Veterans Day -- Wednesday All about your ears, with Ita Kavanagh --Â Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Hancock 126-128 High St., Hancock 301-678-7163 Quilting --Â Monday, 9:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening -- Monday, 10:30 a.m. Needlework -- Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Bingo --Â Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Closed Veterans Day --Â Wednesday Can you remember?
October 30, 2009
Helen House will speak on the topic "Can You Remember? Dealing with Alzheimer's disease" and conduct exercises Tuesday at the senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville. For information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.
May 7, 2009
A Hagerstown woman with Alzheimer's disease who was missing for several hours Wednesday was found safe and was returned to her home and family, Hagerstown Police said. The woman, in her early 60s, was reported missing at 10:30 a.m. from her home on West Washington Street. Police announced at about 3:25 p.m. that she had been found unharmed and uninjured.
November 23, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - On Nov. 6, members of Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club met with representatives of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, to present the proceeds from Heart of Maryland's 16th annual Car and Truck Show held Sept. 21 at the Frederick MVA. Due to the continued support and generosity of attendees and local business sponsors, a check in the amount of $20,000 was presented, bringing the 16-year total to more than $172,500.
February 25, 2008
Chris Vores' grandmother has Alzheimer's disease. While Vores wanted to do something to help his grandmother and others like her with the disease, he did not imagine his considerable dancing abilities would be of much use. He was wrong. Vores, of Waynesboro, Pa., paired up Saturday night with Karen Ziska of Sharpsburg to dance at the Forget-Me-Not Gala - Dancing Stars of Washington County to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Maryland Chapter. Ziska and Vores were among six couples competing in the event at Fountain Head Country Club.
September 14, 2007
Abuse, domestic violence · Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA), 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. Offers shelter, support groups and services for battered, sexually assaulted or homeless women and their children. Call 301-739-4990; 24-hour hot line, 301-739-8975. · CASA Abuser Intervention Program provides support and professional counseling for people who abuse their partners. Men's groups meet Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Women meet Thursday from 3:15 to 5 p.m. No drop-ins.