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August 3, 1997
Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain in which nerve cells stop communicating with one another, damaging the centers affecting memory, speech and personality. Parts of the brain that control other functions, such as heartbeat and breathing, often remain intact. Although scientists believe the disease can start decades before symptoms do, patients may live with the disease five to 20 years after its diagnosis. In fact, says the Alzheimer's Assn.
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March 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
Bald, zany actor Richard Moll told Congress today of his 85-year-old father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease, offering dramatic support for legislation that would expand research into the disorder. "It's a very frustrating disease," said Moll, the towering bailiff on NBC's "Night Court," in testimony before the House Select Committee on Aging on behalf of the Los Angeles chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn.
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December 18, 2000 | Dana Bushee, (714) 966-5636
Kaiser Permanente will award the Alzheimer's Assn. of Orange County with a $10,000 grant today in support of its Family Connections Caregiver Support Program. Caregivers who provide round-the-clock care for a loved one are known to suffer feelings of isolation, along with emotional, physical and financial hardships. The support program provides emotional help for caregivers, respite care, care consultation and referrals to valuable services in the community. The Alzheimer's Assn.
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March 11, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Newport Harbor Art Museum will host a reception for "Memories in the Making," an exhibition of works by Alzheimer's patients. The artworks will be unveiled March 22 in a 6 p.m. reception that will include a silent auction of the works. Tickets are $20. Information: the Alzheimer's Assn., (714) 283-1111.
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September 29, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Members of 25 Rotary Clubs in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys will make up a sizable portion of the thousands expected to prowl around the L.A. Zoo and Griffith Park in Saturday's Alzheimer's Memory Walk. The 200 commitments and donations received so far from Rotarians is exceptional in the event's five-year history, said Christina Martinez of the Alzheimer's Assn. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., will include a three-mile walk and five-kilometer run.
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November 23, 1992 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Moving, personal stories of despair, frustration, love and hope were the essence of the Alzheimer's Assn. of Los Angeles's benefit dinner Thursday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. The event, billed as "A Night at Sardi's," featured selections from the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls," plus celebrity presenters and honorees. Original caricatures from the famous New York restaurant decorated the ballroom.
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July 10, 1991 | CINDY MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Art is an expressive medium, and it's by the power of the brush that local Alzheimer's victims communicate. The Alzheimer's Assn. of Orange County is showcasing victims' artwork this fall in its Third Annual Memories in the Making art show. Original artwork will be auctioned and the proceeds will benefit the association. Volunteers at the Alzheimer's Assn. are creating a calendar that will feature 14 color paintings from the exhibit plus information about each artist.
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September 12, 1997 | NICK GREEN
An elderly man who suffered from memory loss set off from his Ventura County home in his car to visit relatives in Los Angeles, got lost and resurfaced some time later--in Las Vegas. A disoriented Oxnard woman in her late 60s wandered away from her home at night and was picked up by police. Officers took her paranoid delusions seriously and interrogated worried family members when they arrived to retrieve her.
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