Monthly Archives: September 2015
By Representative Suzan DelBene Earlier this spring, I heard from local Alzheimer’s advocates in Bothell about the heartbreaking toll the disease takes on millions of families each year. Their stories were powerful and demonstrated the ongoing need to increase federal investments in medical research — a critical step toward saving lives and improving care for […]
Everett AquaSox outfielder, and former University of Washington baseball player Braden Bishop dedicates every game to battling early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that afflicts his mom Suzy. Suzy was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at just 54 years old, and Braden has made it his mission to help bring attention to the disease, and to […]
By Senator Patty Murray For too long, families in Washington State and across the nation have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. I have heard heartbreaking stories of the emotional and financial toll Alzheimer’s has on families, and it is clear that in Congress, we should be doing everything we can to support those who have been […]
By Anita Harvey Read Pt. 1 here. I felt blessed that the sacrifices I made in order to care for Mother seemed to be paying off. She was safe, well, and surprisingly happy. She had finally transitioned from living alone in her condo to an assisted living facility. I slept better at night knowing that […]
1. He is an advocate for Alzheimer’s disease awareness and you can help.
By Anita Harvey The day I learned the awful truth that my widowed mother has Alzheimer’s, my life became a high-wire act. I tried to balance my personal and professional life while also attending to my mother’s growing needs. During the first years after her diagnosis, I made many mistakes, and for a brief moment, […]