Monthly Archives: May 2016

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

By Tristan Fitzpatrick June marks Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is an important time in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  During the month of June, you can help by raising awareness and taking action. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s and take action. Visit alz.org/abam […]

On the Road for Alzheimer’s

By Tristan Fitzpatrick     12 cyclists from Western Kentucky University began a journey of 3,600 miles in Seattle, Washington on Friday to raise fund and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The cyclists are riding from Seattle to Virginia Beach, Virginia and will be crossing 10 states and 54 cities where they have organized events and gatherings along […]

Diana’s Longest Summer

By Diana Taylor-Williams Part of the reason I chose to ride coast-to-coast with Cycle America was the fact that they offered the option to do the ride for charity.  I wanted to ride across the country again, but I also knew I wanted my ride to mean something.  I decided right away that I wanted […]

Giving Big & Giving Back

By Matthew Spenny Just a few years ago the words “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” had not crossed Matthew Spenny’s mind.  Now, they encompass his entire life.  As a caregiver for his mother, Matthew often thinks about others living through similar challenges.  That’s why this year he decided to find a way to give back. “I thought Mom […]

From Iwo Jima to fighting Alzheimer’s

By Mark Newbold  I’d like to take you on a journey back in time. My Dad was born on Dec. 24, 1925, in a little town called Lebam, WA. Lebam is nestled in beautiful Willapa Valley in Pacific County, not far from Willapa Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It got it’s name after one of […]

Dance your Zumba® Off

by Hailey Thomassen In 2007, Victoria’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Victoria knew to contact the Alzheimer’s Association through the 24/7 Helpline and was connected to the Connections Care Consultant program which offers resources and suggestions on how to ease the burden and stress of being a caregiver. After four years of caring for her mother, Victoria found Zumba […]

A Lifeline for Caregivers

By Claudia Bjorklund The first week of June 2009 was a week to celebrate our youngest child’s high school graduation and Randy’s 55th birthday.  It was a memorable week with a horrible twist when we received Randy’s diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease.  He had been undergoing testing during the prior month and the PET […]