Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Memorable developments in Alzheimer's treatments
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- is surely the most common and feared problem consulted about in geriatric medicine today. Although it was only recognized as a specific illness in the last 100 years, Alzheimer's obviously is not really new, since throughout history people have become old, feeble and confused; however, they were just...
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Residents of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham and students from Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim sang, danced and looked a little silly when "Hat Man" Larry Oxenberg came to visit. Modeling just some of the many hats in his collection are (in back, from left) Abramson Center resident Miriam Blitzstein, Oxenberg and students (in...
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Seniors makes strides when it comes down to companionship
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
When Hadassah Levin moved to Martins Run in Media four years ago, she said the last thing on her mind was the intention of finding a special someone. Levin, whose husband Manny passed away in 1988 after more than 45 years together, instead looked at the senior residential community as a way to make a friend or two. "Then I...
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Shirley Roffman (left), a resident of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, and Cynthia Best, the center's horticulture and pet therapist, plant seeds under the watchful eye of Josh Jacobs-Velde, a rabbinic intern with the center's Martha Stern Memorial Rabbinic Internship Program. Residents also celebrated the holiday by participating in a Tu B'Shevat seder, eating fruits that...
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More and more boomers retiring where it all began -- in (bigger) schoolyards
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Al Green remembers his years at Penn State as truly happy; there were "no pressures of any sort." After he graduated in 1947 with a degree in journalism, he moved to New York City as a women's clothing manufacturer. Then, in the late 1980s, he retired to Longboat Key, Fla. "If someone had said to me at the time, you...
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