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THE PONCHATOULATIMES, APRIL25, 1985. PAGE Losing your memory with acje? Pshaw! So you say that you&apos;re getting old and something that can be visualized or with undimil.ished, Dale'pointed out that 15 Statistically. 20 percent of the ca,, memory loss but also decimation ot ot establishing a daily routine, your memory is failing you, right? words that have similar sounds, such as percent of America's old people, or of dementia are treatable, but.J3a!f o.f other abilitites. This year, at least daily projects, doing things at the Wrong! "one is abun, two is a shoe, and three is roughly five million people, show signs "  100.000 Americans will die from the moment they're thought of, and Getting old is no excuse for losing a tree." of severe memory loss induced by disease while another 200,000 will carrying a notebook or tape recorder. your memory, according to SLU "Old people expect to have a poor physical disease. Such persons suffer the dementia cases originate from contract it. "'A large number of older people psychologist Robert Dale. Dale memory because they believe the from dementia, a condition which gets untreatable Alzheimer's disease, which How do older people go about memories that are virtually as good .. maintains that 85percent of the nation's steroetype that says that older people progressively worse nad involves such afflicts three million Americans and is acquiring or maintaining an effective they were at a younger age," Dale the nations's fourth leading cause of memory? Along with mnemonic or "Keeping active is a major factor." 30 million old people, or those persons have worse memories than younger symptoms as memory loss. death Alzheimer's disease is. internal memory strategies, they can 65 years and older, should have persons," Dale said. "Therefore, they disorientation, impaired judgement. " Aging should serve up only more of a essentially as good a memory when don't make the effort to have a good poor attention, personality changes, characterized by three abnormalities in use a variety of external aids, according vintage memory. they're 90 as when they were 15. The memory There's an apparent lack of depression, delirium and confusion, brain tissue which cause not only to DaD Among them are the practices main reason thatthey don't is that they motivation to use memory strategies." don't think they're supposed to. Dale said that developing and "We should not expect an old person maintaining one's memory takes time Jll JLLJi! Lynn Hoover attends state library meet to have a poor memory because he or and effort much like learning the skill of -- she is old, because that's not necessarily hitting a golf ball. He pointed out that Attending a conference in Baton WILL consisted of workshop session true," said Dale. "For the vast majority children five years of age don't use such Rouge for library trustees recently were public awareness; policy of old people, their memory stays as memory strategies, but that by their two representatives of the Tangipahoa planning; and law, funding good as that of a younger adult, or only teenage years they do. Parish Library System. Frank advocacy for library trustees for slightly worse." He said that memory deficits are Kasprowicz. Parish Librarian. and Lynn libraries. These sessions Obviously, physical ailments such as revealed in old people most frequently Hoover. newly appointed Library conducted b. a stroke can disrupt the memory, but when either they're asked to remember Board member from Ponchatoula. library advocates from throughout healthy old people should expect their something in a hurry or they're required participated in the state's first American state with keynote addresses memories to remain intact as long as to pay attention to and remember Library Trustees Association Workshop representatives of the American they continue to use the memory several things happening at once. in Library Leadership.. 1985 ALTA Trustees Association strategies that they employed when Whenever older people are tested on The local library delegations they were younger,"Dale added, memory and reminded to use certain attended this year's Legislation Day Dale, a Rhodes Scholar who has memory formulas, their scores are April 16. The principal concern of studied memory for the past 11 years, considerably better. Miss Poppy 350 statewide parish attributed deteriorating memories in "With memory, it's either "use it or representatives present was older people to the fact that they stop lose it'," said Dale. "In our culture, we " Little Miss Poppy Kristi Perrin and abolition of state aid to public using memory skills that they acquired once thought that old people's abilities. .. .. Miss Poppy Nannette Charbonnet Keynote speaker for the and exercised earlier in life. Such just wore out, but now we think that . met this week with Mayor Charles attended by some 30 state memory tricks, or mnemonics, are they justrustout." L Gideon in an effort to get the city was Paul Duke, Moderator of practiced at the instant of learning new Although five out of six old persons ready for the annual poppy sales popular Public Broadcasting information. They include associating who apply memory techniques should sponsored bytheAmericanLegion, news program. Washington Week the data to be remembered either with expect their memory to remain (Times Photo by Duane Harris) Review. Lallie Kemp gets new lights Representative Weidon Russell (D- accessibility to this area included in Amite) announced today that the De- such emergency facilities will prove to partment of Transportation and Devel- be invaluable as industry induced plans opment has allocated $3,500.00 for are formulated. improvements to Lallie Kemp Hos- Representative Russell further stated pitars Heliport. These funds will be that he would continue to support used to provide a lighting system to aviation improvement projects through- enable emergency use at night, out the State of Louisiana. Representative Russell stated that air Beauty pageant at Hayride Bldg. A very affordable beauty pageant will be held at the Ponchatoula Hayride Building May 5, 1985. It is called Kings and Queens of the Florida Parishes, feature of interest is that the first ten contestants to enter will receive a unique butterfly crown at center stage! In addition, a special free doll contest Westpark Community Hospital Introducing Our and the entry fee is only $20. will be held for contestants only, __.t,,.t[,!i,/, t.y Competition times have been adjusted following the 4-5 age group. A crown .t[lpl,,;!;vl,.,/.::gye.l:,  [{: - "."4" , ",.:.. to allow for naptime for babies, and banner will be given to the Prettiest Our Free Family Fitness Fair includes r[r0-,.t'..',!..' ',,, Ages 6 up compete at 2 p.m. Boys Doll, Ugliest Doll, Best Dressed Doll, . :l,,tP, l.l.;','.:';hCr.','.at,'/,L*',c; ,,,-,,/, . compete at 3:30 pm. Girls ages 0-5 and Most Original Doll. The kids will the following screenings: j[ .w:.):';, .t/., ::v, ,,,,,; ',J:,,,, compete at 4 p.m. love it! "";": " Age groups for boys are 0-2 and 3-5. For further information, call Ruth at " Hearing Acuity Test ,,,' ',.,,',,-- "'" /:" ",'i... %':. "'.: ,' Age groups for girls are 0-11 months, 386-8079, Terri at 567-9588, Nancy at " :  ..... * ' " '' Pulmonary Function Pa.riY.A;, I,e, , ' .,'., ,,', " ,i!.. ' :',-, 6-8,1n each9"11'group,12"14'thereand will15 yearSbe a queenUP" 386-2851, or Rose Ann at " Visual Acuity Test ff.t,4ff.ff;.,' :, ][ "" :T '&2@ ,,'".',X 'i (: " : W' o :/'r":':i ''ti' or king and three runners-up. A special * Blood Pressure '/ DEATHS . " "; ,, Blood Typing .. ' . ,,1: ;",,.:-'i :' In our community . Kid Print and CPR Instruction _ }r It ;" " " : 4, i-S[IRGUERITEL. BAHAM TERRY IhTAYNIE C'RAWFORD ' ,'.,/.rl..,,..,"., " "" " --LrX/ __ :..',):.:-., Mrs. Marguerite LeBourgeois Died Sunday, April 21, 1985, in * Westpark Community Hospital is ,[i,'.ltb., :, -.---, / !-,, ,',q,,., Baham, 63, a native and resident of Hammond. He was 29, a native of ,:., ..,,.,  ;: :,.,.  ... . ..... ;. Ponchatoula, died Friday, April 19, Kennett, Mo. and resident of Ham- one of several AMI hospitals in r:'5:,"Ja: '; !' '" ' Lt*' '-';P : : 1985, at Seventh Ward General mond. "",.*"!/a'.",,'. .'/ , ,:;:,: '.! Hospital. Visiting was at Harry McKneely & Louisiana participating in this ,,,,'-,., ,:'";"' a.:-:.: .,, :, ,..," ,' ,, .,' ;,,, ,..'}'"":a:',:; ,.) . VisitatlonwasheldatHarryMcKneely Son Funeral Home, Hammond. Mon- network of the Women's Health :, .... :; ' ' '.. ," ' ',:'. .... ,',: , , ]anel d Horn Pon, mtoula; day and from 8 a.m. to religious , .... , :  P,' /, .,i(,; ,, ,. , , .L,.,;..h,,,,.1,,;.,.t .;, as erv: es heic Mond t at 10 services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was ' Foundation. Our newly formed , <, ,*" ,:,,, >,n;,,,,;,-'", :,., -.v, : * at the fu.eral home chapel, in Ponchatoula Cemetery. . "".!,..k',/*.,,,:',tj.v.,.]!.l'd l .... ,: ,,, ,- . ,.,.v,,.,tZ,;t,,5.;t).(,,.; , ,. He is survived by his mother,  s. ",.' : :. *.a ;'./':.'1.9., q" : & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula; religious services held Monday at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Maurepas Ceme- tery. Hazel H. Peco, Hammond; two broth- She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joey (Pamela) Hebert, Ponchatoula; a son, Robert L. Baham, Ponchatoula; four sisters, Mrs. Margie LeBourgeois Abels, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Le- Bourgeois Peco, Hammond and Mrs. Eunice LeBourgeois Broussard and Mrs. Gladys LeBourgeois Reinhardt, both of New Orleans; a brother, Earl LeBourgeois; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton R. Baham. MANUEL R. COUMES Manuel R. Coumes, 74, a native and a resident of Ponchatoula, died April 21, 1985, at Covington. Visitation was at Harry McKneely Funeral Home, Ponchatoula. Religious services were held in the funeral home chapel. Burial was at Ponchatoula Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irma F. Coumes, Ponchatoula; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Janice) Hyde, Robert, and Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Fuscia, Ponchatoula; one son, Gene Coumes, Ponchatoula; eight grandchildren. IONA AUGUSTUS SCHMIDT lona Augustus Coumes Schmidt, 71, a native and resident of Ponchatoula, died April 21, 1985, at Seventh Ward General Hospital, Hammond. Visitation was Monday at Thomas Funeral Home, Ponchatoula. Religious services were Tuesday in the funeral .home_chapel and was conducted by Rev. S. Bud Dumpier. Burial was at: SandhlU Cemetery, Ponchatoula. She is survived by two daughters, Dora Anna Schmidt, Ponchatoula and Catherine Schmidt, Gonzales; two sons, Elmer V. and Patrick R. Schmidt, both of Ponchatoula; three sisters, Violet Collier, Ponchatoula, Carnies Fox, Delcamber, and Delores Hammack, Leesville; five grandchildren '. and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother; Ruffin Coumes, and her Husband, Elmer W. Schmidt. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ponchatoula. ers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Brenda Crawford, Delta, Utah, and Jerry and Sylvia Crawford, Poncha- toula; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Legoria and Mrs. Mac (Lucy) Davis, both of Hammond, Mrs. Julia Wells, Ponchatoula, and Mrs. Felix (Mary) Riveria, Ruskin, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, William Mack Crawford; a brother, Ronnie Crawford; and a sister, Peggy Kelley. AVIN JOHNNIE MCKINNEY Alvin Johnnie McKinney, 63, a native of Killian and resident of Springfield, died Tuesday, April 16, 1985, at Westpark Community Hospital. Visitation was held Wednesday at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Hammond. Burial was Thursday at Foster Cemetery, west of Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Velma Pinion McKinney, Springfield four daughters. Mrs. William (Dolly) Smith, Mrs. Jerry (Aline) Lambert, and Mrs. Donald (Linda) Toluson, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Danny (Loretta) Miller, St. Bernard; fine sons, Alvin Ray McKinney, Leonard Tony McKinney, Robert Joseph McKinney, and Ronald James McKinney, all of Springfield, and David Ectgene McKinney, Prairieville; two sistms, Mrs. Ernestine Mayeaux, Ponchatoula, and Mrs. Peggy Stockman, Alexandria; 24 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one granddaughters. APRIL 21-21 non-profit organization promoting health care issues important to women, will offer the following classes: (Preregisration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, April 26) 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cervical Cancerl hour presentation on prevention, symptoms, and risk factors. Preregistration required. Breast Cancer/ Mammography---1Vz hour presentation and instruction on breast self-exam and mammography - should it be considered, how often should it be done, who should do it? Preregistration required. coordination, and economical ways to take care of yourself. Preregistration required. Hospital tours conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments provided The Total You--2 hour For registration and more presentation on make-up information call 542-7777 application, skin care tips, color extension 430. We tpar00 Community Hospital 1900 Highway 51 Bypass, Hanmmd, Louisiana 70401 A health care center of ,aq.