Social walks provide new friends and plenty of smiles.

“What I realized is you cannot dwell too long on what you can’t do anymore. It is a new life – how do I begin to take my new life on?”  Early stage memory loss program participant If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you are not alone.The Alzheimer’s Association is here for […]

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By Alexander Sokoll “It’s really a good feeling if you think you might make a difference. Even if it’s in the life of one person.” Sandy Bacus We as individuals are capable of much more than we think. We’re sometimes fooled by our own abilities and power. Individuals like Sandy Bacus lead the way and […]

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For nearly 30 years, Seattle and King County residents have gathered to celebrate and support the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. This year, we are excited to return to Seattle Center and host the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 25 at the Mural Amphitheater. Special guests include Caspar Babypants, also known as […]

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By Alexander Sokoll In this two-part podcast Robin and Molly share their experience with dementia after the diagnosis of their husband and father, Bob, an inspiration to his family. From concern and diagnosis to everlasting memories, Robin and Molly share their story to advance the fight against Alzheimer’s. Join them, start a Walk to End Alzheimer’s team […]

Staying Connected

By Danielle Rogers This year, I joined 17 other AmeriCorps members sponsored by Full Life Care and the Washington Service Corps who were committed to providing services that help older adults live independently. Though I am the first AmeriCorps member to serve at the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, Full Life Care has had members […]

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By Alexander Sokoll In Part 1 of this special two-part podcast, we’ll be documenting Robin and Molly Rigdon’s experience with dementia after the diagnosis of their husband and father, Bob. From concern and diagnosis to everlasting memories, you’ll hear the experiences of a family and the man who never forgot his love for them. Visit […]

Melinda Franklin speaks with Seattle Zoo Walk participants at the Woodland Park Zoo.

by Melinda Franklin A guitarist begins to play.  The sing-along starts. I’m at the Tutta Bella in Bellevue enjoying the Bellevue Alzheimer’s Café event sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.  It’s my favorite event on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  I love their pizza, beet salad and gelato, but even more, I love the community […]

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