Geriatric Medicine

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Dine Out to End Alzheimer's in St. Louis August 29

    The Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis has teamed up with restaurants all over St. Louis for tonight's fundraiser, Dine Out to End Alzheimer's. 15 restaurants are donating a portion of every patron's bill to the Alzheimer's Association, which provides programs for local families affected by the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Dio Loren Hutto Coglianese: Donate to help Dio's Parents, Nicole Coglianese and Jason Hutto, Deal with Financial Hardship After Dio's Passing

    This is heart-breaking. Dio Loren Hutto Coglianese, daughter of St. Louis music mainstays Jason Hutto and Nicole Coglianese, was born on May 31 with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as "brittle bone disease." Diagnosed with the most severe type of the disorder, the baby broke most of the bones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    KSDK Knows When You're Going to Die, Based on ZIP Code

    To hype last night's "I-Team Investigation," KSDK-TV (Channel 5) had been running a promo piece that featured two cartoon guys. Cartoon Guy No. 1 is Joe, who, the voiceover says, lives in St. Charles. He's got glasses and kind of looks like George Costanza. Cartoon Guy No. 2, Doug, favors a young Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Researchers Discover Marker That Predicts Speed of Mental Decline from Alzheimer's

    If you're at all prone to hypochondria, here's another thing to keep you up late worrying: Researchers at Washington University Medical School have discovered a new marker that shows how rapidly your mental faculties will decline, should you develop Alzheimer's. In a recent study, patients with a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    New Research Shows that Bad Sleeping is Linked to Alzheimer's

    Let it not be said that Paul Shaw didn't warn us. When Riverfront Times profiled the Washington University neuroscientist and self-described sleep evangelist this past fall, Shaw talked at length about the ill-effects of sleep deprivation, particularly interrupted sleep, which could lead to problems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    At Last, a Tracking Device That Will Find Your Loved One in 30 Minutes Or Less

    Aimee LevittPresenting the EmSeeQ, the device that can find your cognitively-impaired loved one in 30 minutes or less.​It costs between $5,000 and $50,000 for a sheriff's department to locate a missing person, depending on whether the search takes hours or days. That includes overtime pay for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Steven Gartenberg: St. Louis Attorney Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    The money was supposed to go to the Kirkwood United Methodist Church and Alzheimer's Association. Instead it went into the pocket of the lawyer who'd been hired to help manage an estate.The attorney in question, Steven Gartenberg, 46, pleaded guilty this week to two separate counts of mail fraud inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    New Wash. U. Study Detects Super-Early Signs of Alzheimer's

    image viaDr. Yvette I. Sheline​If you're genetically disposed to develop Alzheimer's, researchers at Washington University Medical School have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is, they've recently discovered that your brain starts functioning differently even before it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    New Supports For LGBT Caregivers

    ​It's hard enough caring for a loved one fading into dementia. When issues surrounding sexual identity are at play, things can get downright complicated.So, to that end, a new support group for caregivers is forming as a collaborative effort between the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE Metro St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Study Shows Family, Friends Better Than Doctors at Detecting Early Signs of Alzheimer's

    image via​It seems logical that when someone's brain is starting to deteriorate, her family and friends who see her every day would be more likely to pick up on it rather than a doctor who does a screening once a year. Now doctors at the Washington University School of Medicine's Charles F. a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Local Man With Alzheimer's Missing

    John Hussey​An elderly St. Louis man with Alzheimer's disease has been missing since about noon, and his family is seeking help locating him.John Hussey, 79, left the Dierberg's in Florissant in his family's four-door, aloe-colored Toyota Camry. Hussey is a white man, 5'9" and 175 pounds with gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Unreal Forgets Alzheimer's Awareness Month!​Unreal's inbox overfloweth on Mondays, so you can imagine our discombobulation when a missive pops in from Amanda Hassler, a flack at BrightonUSA who wants to know if RFT is covering Alzheimer's Awareness Month.OMG! We forgot!If you or a loved one has a similar problem, the ... More >>

  • Film

    May 16, 2007

    Memory Loss

    Love and marriage meet life and Alzheimer's in Away from Her.

  • Culture

    April 18, 2007

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2007
  • Music

    June 7, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Music

    January 25, 2006

    Tim Ries Presents the Rolling Stones Project

    Thursday, January 26; Finale Music & Dining, (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)

  • Film

    September 21, 2005

    Senior Moment

    Jan Decleir shines as a senile hit man in The Memory of a Killer

  • Film

    February 13, 2002

    A Closing Iris

    A writer's long descent into Alzheimer's makes for gripping storytelling

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Scrambled Tofu

    MoKaBe's Coffee House