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 education and tools to care for her. A friend told … Continue reading GiveBIG in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

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 Franklin greets participants of the Seattle Zoo Walk at the … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight Photo Essay: Melinda Franklin

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 create art. The program was developed in partnership with Elderwise and … Continue reading Art & Alzheimer’s – How art can help individuals with dementia