Music combats Alzheimer’s and dementia

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Barclay Friends Resident demonstrates new gear for Music and Memory

What’s your favorite song? Every decade in history has fostered its own collection of Billboard hits. Movie soundtracks, religious music, Broadway shows – our memories and emotions are deeply tied to music. Music is so powerful that it’s now being used to combat Alzheimer’s and dementia in older adults with a program called Music & MemorySM. Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters: they’re voices…

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Concord transition team in place

Concord Township’s transition from township of the second class to a home rule township took the next step with the appointment of a transition team during the June 7 Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Voters approved the change during the April 26 primary election. As part of that change, the Government Study Commission, which wrote the charter, included the need for a Transition Committee, which would…

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Police Log June 9: Thefts, accidents, DUIs

• Two motorists were injured in a June 2 accident in Chadds Ford Township. A passenger in one car and the driver of a third were unhurt. Police said Acey M. Barnes, 45, of Newark, and Mandylee K. Miley, 36, of Coatesville, were transported to hospitals for treatment. Barnes was cited for driving too fast for conditions. According to the report, Barnes was driving south in…

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Anne O’Connell of West Grove

Anne O'Connell (nee McGrath), 92, of West Grove, formerly of West Philadelphia, died Friday, June 3. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Anne was the daughter of the late James F. and Lena (nee Neiss) McGrath. Anne was a graduate of Hallahan High School and worked as the administrative assistant for the treasurer of St. Charles Seminary from 1969 until her retirement in 1986. Anne was an…

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