CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1997 |
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.
June 7, 2006 |
Alzheimer's disease and dementia may afflict about half a million Americans ages 55 to 64, said a report that challenges the widely held view that the conditions only affect elderly patients. The report from the Alzheimer's Assn., a Chicago-based research and advocacy group, said that 480,000 people from age 55 to 64 had cognitive impairments severe enough to be considered disabling.
March 23, 1995 |
When former President Ronald Reagan announced that he had Alzheimer's disease in November, calls to the Alzheimer's Assn. increased by 150%. Today, when the organization releases several public service announcements with Nancy Reagan discussing the effects of the disease on families, officials expect the phones to ring off the hook.