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By Juanita Wellington I am a caregiver for my husband, Bob, who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease.  I am not a peripheral actor in this disease, eventually it will take over my life nearly as much as it will Bob’s. And, along with many other caregivers, I will be working at this extremely demanding and […]

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Editor’s Note: You can still honor a caregiver for National Family Caregiver Month. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook.  Create a post honoring a caregiver in your life, tag us and use the hashtags #ALZWA and #ENDALZ for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Every November, The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes caregivers […]

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Editor’s Note: November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. Honor a caregiver this November. By: Kelly Zwicker Shantel Thilman is one of many to be inspired by her personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease and engage her community through her life passions. She is a reminder that individuals can inspire a community […]

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Editor’s Note: Registration is open for Washington’s 2017 Advocacy Day. Join us to update state legislators on the state’s efforts to address Alzheimer’s and dementia.   By: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference It’s been said that our memories are the diaries we carry with us each day. Weddings, birthdays, our children’s […]

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Every November we recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregiver Month by honoring caregivers and sharing ways you can find support. Josh Antles, a former care consultant at the Alzheimer’s Association, works to help caregivers overcome the stigmas associated with Alzheimer’s and provide the best care possible for their loved ones AND themselves. Stay […]

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By Katy Farrell Many of the women in my family before me were nurses. I am privileged to live in this generation because I was able to become a doctor. There were five women in the University of Washington medical school when I first went to college and they were an experiment to see if […]

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Editor’s note: Medical Providers can register and attend the Central Washington Medical Providers Event for education on diagnosing and supporting patients living with Frontal Temporal Dementia.   Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or frontotemporal degenerations refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain’s frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) […]