“When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am committed to understanding.” – David Kirtman, Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter David Kirtman’s father, Louis Kirtman, was one of five […]

By Toby Gallier As many of us know all too well, it’s extremely difficult and heartbreaking to slowly lose someone to Alzheimer’s. You are continuously bounced between trying to make the most of the time you have left and grieving the loss of a loved one. For those of us who want to provide support, […]

By Philip Mack Growing up my grandpa was larger than life. He flew tomcat jets in desert storm and later developed the Awacs radar plane for Boeing. He seemed to have everything figured out. After he retired he managed a busy schedule of working with Meals on Wheels in his home town, supported his wife […]

By Alex Britton Growing up, I watched Alzheimer’s disease impact the lives of my grandparents. I’ve seen how each stage affected not only their lives, but the lives of their loved ones as well. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself, I was honored to have a platform where I could share knowledge of Alzheimer’s […]

By Heidi Smith of ThurstonTalk.com Looking back, the signs were there. As early as 2001, Christophe Allen’s mother Jeannine was forgetting things – little things to be sure, but enough to make her family notice. “She would go to Costco and buy a bunch of stuff and then the next week, go to Costco and […]

“Telling you my story as it relates to the Alzheimer’s experience gave me an opportunity to recall some of the wonderful, memorable experiences we’ve shared over the years. We’re very blessed.” Jim and Shirley Mallonee met at a sock hop while they were sophomores at Seattle University. After graduation, Jim joined the Army and shortly […]

By Ron Louie, MD Her face was matter of fact when she heard the pronouncement. The neuropsychologist was her colleague; he remained professional, but slipped in some sympathy with the data, which I could not appreciate. She didn’t display a mask of depression, or Parkinson disease. Her face remained pliable, not pleased, but neither terribly pained, […]