March 8, 2013
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 no charge for both the individual with the memory impairment and family members. Participants will learn what the diagnosis means, differences between memory impairments, and ways to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Types of community resources and considerations for the future will be explored.
January 11, 2013
The Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with the Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center and the Frederick (Md.) Department of Aging, is launching a Collage Expressions Program Friday, Jan. 25. This beginner art program is designed for people with early-stage memory loss and their family members. Both will have the chance to develop their artistic abilities while introducing basic collage techniques with emphasis on creative expression using objects including family photographs, fabrics and personal pieces from the past.
July 28, 2008
Al-Anon/Alateen family groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626. Memory loss support A young onset/early memory loss discussion group is forming in Hagerstown for persons with early-onset dementia and memory loss and is targeted to families. Prescreening is required. Call Cathy Hanson, 301-696-0315. Support for loved ones of addicts Wednesday, July 30, 6 to 7 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown.
October 29, 2007
Women's center open house CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center will hold an open house from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Summit Health Center, Suite 103, 757 Norland Ave. The open house will offer free bone density and blood pressure screenings, information on new technology, 3D and 4D ultrasound, digital mammography, mammo pads, tours of the center and a chance to meet the radiologist. Call 717-267-7136. 'Memory Loss and the Caregiver' series CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "Memory Loss and the Caregiver," a four-part series for caregivers, begins today at Menno Haven Penn Hall Chapel.
October 9, 2000
Alzheimer's stages and symptoms Despite the fact they sometimes overlap and are not uniform in every patient, the stages to which Alzheimer's symptoms progress provide a framework for understanding the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The first stage of Alzheimer's usually lasts from 2 to 4 years, leading up to and including diagnosis. Symptoms are: Recent memory loss, which begins to affect job performance. Confusion about places, such as getting lost on the way to work.