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April 18, 1988 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
Mary Fortmann's days and nights of watchfulness and worry are over. They ended in February when Daniel, her husband of 50 years, became one of the first patients to enter the new Los Alamitos-based John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease.
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June 28, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To help feed the growing need for information about Alzheimer's disease, the Discovery Health Channel on Friday will show a documentary about a Leisure World resident and family coping with the early stages of the illness. Anna Nelson, 79, will be featured on the half-hour program, "Anna's Story: Fading Memories." The show chronicles a typical day for Nelson and looks in on a visit with her daughter, Jamie Krakowski in Cypress.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To help feed the growing need for information about Alzheimer's disease, the Discovery Health Channel on Friday will show a documentary about a Leisure World resident and family coping with the early stages of the illness. Anna Nelson, 79, will be featured on the half-hour program, "Anna's Story: Fading Memories." The show chronicles a typical day for Nelson and looks in on a visit with her daughter, Jamie Krakowski in Cypress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Department of Health Services has forced a Los Alamitos facility for dementia patients to change its procedures because of complaints against UC Irvine medical professors performing research there. The researchers were taking samples from the noses and rectums of patients without their permission or that of their guardians as part of a project to check for the spread of germs resistant to antibiotics.
NEWS
November 21, 1987
The first medical center in the nation designed to care exclusively for victims of Alzheimer's disease officially opened Friday in Los Alamitos, although patients will not arrive until next month. So far, 180 people have applied to become patients at the 148-bed John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease. About 3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, a deterioration of the brain that leads to senility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Department of Health Services has forced a Los Alamitos facility for dementia patients to change its procedures because of complaints against UC Irvine medical professors performing research there. The researchers were taking samples from the noses and rectums of patients without their permission or that of their guardians as part of a project to check for the spread of germs resistant to antibiotics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sunny, brightly painted room with a colorful parakeet in a cage, a group of elderly people gathers to share memories of the month of August. "I was living in Arkansas," one woman says. "We used to go swimming, and the water was so cold. There was a creek running by our house and, when it rained, the water would run in rivulets down the hill." Another woman offers: "I remember turning on the sprinkler. We'd put it on full blast, run down the sidewalk and slide on our stomachs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until a month ago Mabel, a 90-year-old Alzheimer's patient, lived isolated in her Leisure World Seal Beach apartment with nothing to look forward to but the continuing loss of her memory and coordination. As she grew more feeble, a conservator had Mabel admitted to the John Douglas French Center, a 148-bed facility specializing in the care of Alzheimer's patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1999 | Regina Hong, (714) 966-5912
First Congregational Church of Buena Park is hosting a lecture Feb. 27 about the myths and facts regarding Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's expert Marion Schepel will speak at the 10 a.m. event. Schepel, the wife of the church's interim pastor, is also director of staff development at the John Douglas French Center in Los Alamitos, known for its research on Alzheimer's. The free lecture, which is open to the public, will be followed by a question and answer period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
A counselor for an Alzheimer's disease support group estimates that as much as 25% of the residents of Leisure World have some stage of the illness, which causes memory loss. Mark Fieldson of the John Douglas French Center in Los Alamitos says that accurate numbers on those afflicted are difficult to ascertain because the early symptoms often go undetected. On Friday, Leisure World resident Anna Nelson will be featured on a Discovery Health Channel documentary, "Anna's Story: Fading Memories."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sunny, brightly painted room with a colorful parakeet in a cage, a group of elderly people gathers to share memories of the month of August. "I was living in Arkansas," one woman says. "We used to go swimming, and the water was so cold. There was a creek running by our house and, when it rained, the water would run in rivulets down the hill." Another woman offers: "I remember turning on the sprinkler. We'd put it on full blast, run down the sidewalk and slide on our stomachs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until a month ago Mabel, a 90-year-old Alzheimer's patient, lived isolated in her Leisure World Seal Beach apartment with nothing to look forward to but the continuing loss of her memory and coordination. As she grew more feeble, a conservator had Mabel admitted to the John Douglas French Center, a 148-bed facility specializing in the care of Alzheimer's patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1988 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
Mary Fortmann's days and nights of watchfulness and worry are over. They ended in February when Daniel, her husband of 50 years, became one of the first patients to enter the new Los Alamitos-based John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease.
NEWS
November 21, 1987
The first medical center in the nation designed to care exclusively for victims of Alzheimer's disease officially opened Friday in Los Alamitos, although patients will not arrive until next month. So far, 180 people have applied to become patients at the 148-bed John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease. About 3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, a deterioration of the brain that leads to senility.
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December 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Actor Burt Lancaster has been released from Los Alamitos Hospital and transferred to an undisclosed location, where he is undergoing extensive physical and speech therapy, hospital officials said. Officials declined to say when the 77-year-old Academy Award winner left the hospital, where he went or what his condition was when he was released. Lancaster's last reported condition was stable.
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