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Newsmakers Extra: MD Anderson researcher looks for Alzheimer’s cure

Jim Ray, Ph.D. is the director of research for the Neurodegeneration Consortium, which is taking on the task of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and the health care cost for Alzheimer’s alone was $236 billion last year.

Ray discusses on this week’s “Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall” why there is no cure, how long it might take to find one and the impact other diseases might have on Alzheimer’s.

He was asked if a stroke might be a contributing factor. “Absolutely,” Ray said. “Vascular disease in the brain is the second major cause of dementia. There’s a lot of interest in whether or not there is disease in the blood vessels in your brain contributing to Alzheimer’s. A lot of people suspect that may be one of the causes or one of the reasons why you develop it.” Continue reading “Newsmakers Extra: MD Anderson researcher looks for Alzheimer’s cure”


Deliberate developer: Belmont Village Senior Living taps Fort Lauderdale market

Patricia Will, founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living, says her development firm is careful, methodical and patient.

The Houston-based company took three to four years to scout South Florida for a site to build an upscale senior living facility. Belmont made sure to find the right property and to cultivate goodwill among the neighbors before moving forward, Will said.

“It’s hard to be at odds with the community, and then say, ‘Let us have your mother,’” she said.

After 20 years in business, Belmont expects to start construction this summer on its first Florida project — a 12-story, 204-unit complex at 1031 Seminole Drive in Fort Lauderdale, just north of the Galleria Mall. Continue reading “Deliberate developer: Belmont Village Senior Living taps Fort Lauderdale market”


Honoring the Greatest Generation: Veterans share stories of service

There are more than 18 million veterans living in the United States. Every single one has sacrificed so that we may succeed. All soldiers have stories from their service. Some are more willing to share them than others. We found many of them right here in Kentuckiana.

Louisville’s Belmont Village may be a far cry from boot camp. Its bright building is a stark contrast from the barracks and bases, but many here remember when those other places were home.

They’ve now been out of the military far longer than they were in it. The decades have come and gone, but those years are far from faded.

Continue reading “Honoring the Greatest Generation: Veterans share stories of service”


Some life advice from Carol Stream centenarians

The centenarians had their portraits taken, each with some of their dearest possessions. The occasion? Belmont Village Senior Living is putting together a calendar featuring pictures of its oldest residents across the country. Five live in a Belmont community in Carol Stream.

They posed, not with academic degrees or some other accolade, but with simple keepsakes. During the photo shoot, they also freely gave advice from well-lived lives.

“They’re full of wisdom,” said Tom Sanders, their photographer this week. Continue reading “Some life advice from Carol Stream centenarians”



20th JVS STRICTLY BUSINESS L.A. HONORS CORPORATE LEADERSHIP IN TRANSITIONING ANGELENOS FROM POVERTY TO EMPLOYMENT

Belmont Village Senior Living and AvalonBay Communities to be recognized for their exemplary support of JVS’s award-winning career training programs on June 7, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton

Celebrating 20 years, JVS Strictly Business L.A. will bring together more than 500 business and community leaders to honor Belmont Village Senior Living and AvalonBay Communities for their exemplary support of the JVS mission and the organization’s HealthWorks® and ApartmentWorks® career training programs. These companies are being recognized for their significant and impactful contributions in lifting people from poverty to employment by both sponsoring JVS training programs and hiring their graduates. In addition, the inaugural Founder’s Award will be presented to JVS Honorary Vice President Steven Hirsh. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with award-winning NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman returning to serve as master of ceremonies. Continue reading “20th JVS STRICTLY BUSINESS L.A. HONORS CORPORATE LEADERSHIP IN TRANSITIONING ANGELENOS FROM POVERTY TO EMPLOYMENT”


Belmont Village Hosts Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Event with NDC Director, Dr. Jim Ray

When it comes to finding a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, doctors say we are still a long ways to go, but are making progress.

Jim Ray, Ph.D., director of Neuroscience at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, addressed Dallas residents during an educational event at Belmont Village Turtle Creek on the short- and long-term goals of the Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC), established through a $25 million donation to MD Anderson to better understand the underlying biology of the disease and translate this knowledge into therapeutic interventions.

The goal is to effectively alleviate symptoms by delaying, reversing and/or eliminating the pathology of the disease. Continue reading “Belmont Village Hosts Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Event with NDC Director, Dr. Jim Ray”


Couple celebrates 70 years together, and life filled with historic memories

Dorothy Schleider is a witty and tolerant woman. Those are just two reasons she and Ben Schleider have been happily married for 70 years, said Ben Tuesday while the couple sat together on a small couch in an upstairs parlor at Belmont Village Senior Living in Hunter’s Creek. The two celebrated their seventh decade together April 3 with other community members at the Village.

Ben, a former lawyer and World War II veteran, said the first time he met “Dot” it was her wit and beauty that hooked him on the 20-year-old woman his sister introduced him to because she was worried that at 26, he may not ever get married.

“When I met her, it was electric shocks that eventually evolved into marriage,” said Ben. Continue reading “Couple celebrates 70 years together, and life filled with historic memories”


Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes celebrates 13th anniversary

Belmont Village, a senior living center in Rancho Palos Verdes, celebrated its 13th anniversary this month.

The center opened in 2004 on the Peninsula and provides a range of care options for seniors, from independent living in private apartments to increased assistance for seniors with greater needs. In addition to its independent and assisted living programs, the center offers their Circle of Friends program for seniors in the early stages of memory loss or those with mild cognitive impairment, according to the Belmont Village website. Continue reading “Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes celebrates 13th anniversary”