Jewish Journal

The Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure

by Charlotte Hildebrand

August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

One in ten people over age 65 have Alzheimer's. (Billy Ray Stalvey, 70, and his wife, Maxine, at their Myrtle Beach, S.C. home. Maxine was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1992.)

"How do you spell fare?" my father asked.

For a man who had spent a lifetime in business, I was taken aback, but I spelled it for... read full article

  • Not Your Grandchild’s Gym

    by Mike Levy

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Medicare coverage ran out for Sally Galante's physical therapy, she had two choices. She could pay more than $100 per session to continue her weekly...

  • A Sit-up a Day…

    by Charles Downey

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Back when Bernie G. was only 78, he suffered a minor stroke. Then his loving wife of many decades died. The double blows caused Bernie's family to put him...

  • Wonder Women

    by Michael Aushenker

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last year Hollywood unleashed woman of action Erin Brockovich, and won the Academy Award for its star, Julia Roberts.

    Next month, the Israel Cancer...

  • Survival of the Fittest

    by Debra Askuvich

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Drop and give me 50!"

    It's 8 a.m. Monday; red lights are blaring, and R&B is booming. I'm sweating on the treadmill in a small studio in West Hollywood,...

  • Overweight and Counting ... Down

    by Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Reena Dulfon, 14, trudges home every day after school, and no matter how much she begs, her mother won't pick her up in the car. Robin Dulfon is not being...

  • Visiting the Sick

    by Marlene Adler Marks

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    You'd have no trouble finding me in the treatment area of Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center. Even from a distance, mine is the little roomlet that rings with...

  • When Jews Had Game

    by Jon Entine

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The red-hot Philly basketball team has a pint-sized but flashy star shooter and an old-school coach who's more teacher than tough disciplinarian. The...

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