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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for March 6, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for March 6, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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What's killing the region? Dying two deaths

What's killing the region? Dying two deaths

It takes sharp, active minds and reduces them to voids in which fathers don't know daughters and wives don't know husbands.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

Can you imagine waking up and not remembering your own son or daughter? Well, that was the case with both of my grandmothers. They had Alzheimer's, a neurological disease that affects the brain and causes those afflicted with it to slowly and increasingly forget.

August 05, 2013 11:20 am

Charley's angels hold 2nd Alzheimer's funddraiser

HEBRON | The volunteers who call themselves Charley's Glorious Angels will hold their second fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hebron Dairy Queen.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Charley's Glorious Angels fight Alzheimer's in Hebron

HEBRON | Pav's restaurant will hold a fundraiser Sunday to benefit the Alzheimer's Association fight to end the deadly disease that is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

June 19, 2013 6:45 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Still Alice' a brilliant, mindful journey at Lookingglass

OFFBEAT: 'Still Alice' a brilliant, mindful journey at Lookingglass

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
Joanne Dubach and Eva Barr star in "Still Alice" at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago

Joanne Dubach and Eva Barr star in "Still Alice" at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago

Joanne Dubach and Eva Barr star in "Still Alice" at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago, playing until May 19, 2013.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Currently, some researchers are hypothesizing that our lifestyles of saturated fats, too many sweets and overlarge portions of food may be one of the reasons why we’re seeing an explosion of Alzheimer's.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am

ON YOUR MIND: Sundowner's Syndrome—Dementia amplifies end-of-day experience as memories fade

End-of-day anxiety and the search for comfort is a lifelong experience that can increase with aging, particularly for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

October 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Healthy lifestyles help in the fight against Alzheimer's

Healthy lifestyles help in the fight against Alzheimer's

The statistics are frightening.

October 13, 2012 8:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Goodbye, Mom, and thanks for all the love and memories

MARK KIESLING: Goodbye, Mom, and thanks for all the love and memories

It's never easy to lose your mom, regardless of whether she is 45 or 105.

July 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Audiences and critics applaud Glen Campbell's concerts in Joliet

OFFBEAT: Audiences and critics applaud Glen Campbell's concerts in Joliet

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am

Alzheimer's services starts a support group for families

HOBART| Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana is starting a new support group for family caregivers.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help show, find support for Alzheimer's disease

September is the inaugural World Alzheimer's Month, which is designed to draw attention to one of the most devastating diseases experienced, particularly by the elderly.

September 07, 2011 12:00 am
Spring Mill provides home-like setting for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia

Spring Mill provides home-like setting for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia

MERRILLVILLE - Brilliant colors of the Hawaiian Islands, faux palm trees, a techno-volcano and an occasional pink flamingo of the vinyl species set the stage for the 6th Annual American Girl Doll Tea held recently at Spring Mill Health Campus.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Alzheimer's group meeting at St. Mary Medical Center

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center offers a free support group for family and friends of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. Registration is required.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am

Glenwood lauds actions of three cops

GLENWOOD | Police Chief Demitrous Cook's first action after being sworn in at last week's Village Board meeting was to award letters of commendation for exemplary public service to three village police officers.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am
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