Monthly Archives: April 2015

GiveBIG in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

May 5th is the Seattle Foundation’s Day to GiveBIG in support of local nonprofit organizations. With your donation, families facing Alzheimer’s disease, like Sam and Jean White, will have access to one-on-one care and support. Sam cares for his wife Jean who has early onset Alzheimer’s disease. After Jean’s diagnosis, Sam realized he needed more […]

Volunteer Spotlight Photo Essay: Melinda Franklin

by Rachel Turner Melinda Franklin volunteers at the Alzheimer’s Association Western & Central Washington Chapter and the Greenwood Senior Center in Early Stage Memory Loss programs. Most recently, Melinda’s work has been to bring the award winning drama Memory Care Plays to Seattle May 8 and 9. Click here to learn more and buy tickets. Melinda […]

Reason To Hope: Thank You

Thanks to all the supporters and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Association. Without you, we could not move forward with our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Art & Alzheimer’s – How art can help individuals with dementia

By Peggy Jurcisin Mary Jane Knecht, Manager, Creative Aging Programs has been with the Frye Art Museum for over eleven years. For the past five years Knecht has been involved with the here:now arts engagement program for individuals living with dementia. This program enables persons living with dementia and their care partners to view, discuss and […]


A person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. Learn how to help older adults active and healthy at Discovery 2015.


People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. Learn how to protect people with Alzheimer’s from elder abuse at Discovery 2015. 

Manuel & Lily Share Their Reason to Hope