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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 […]


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) […]


Experience the Virtual Dementia Tour ® for yourself at our Central Washington Memory Loss Conference this year. The Virtual Dementia Tour® enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face and use the experience to provide better person-centered care. During a VDT® experience, trained facilitators guide participants through common everyday tasks and […]


By Sen. Karen Keiser Editors note: The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter will host 14 Town Halls to advance work on the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias and the Idaho Alzheimer’s State Plan. Attend a Town Hall in your community.  I give heartfelt thanks to my parents and grandparents for giving me a […]


  By Catherine Pearce My dad, Nick, was a remarkable man who was truly loved by everyone that knew him. As teenagers, my sisters and I used to complain that we couldn’t get through a single trip to the grocery store without dad bumping into someone he knew who would stop him to chat. Part […]


Caspar Babypants and friends have joined the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  Caspar Babypants, better known to rock & roll fans and grown ups as the lead singer of the Seattle rock & roll band The Presidents of the United States of America, Walks in honor of his mother, Barbara Ballew. We’ll kick off our Pacific Northwest Walk […]


Keri Pollock, Aging Wisdom® “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that has.” ~ Margaret Mead At Aging Wisdom, we have a long history of supporting  the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  From our perspective at Aging Wisdom our work, in […]