Meet Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator Katherine Painter

Living with Alzheimer’s, even in its earliest stages, can feel isolating. Partaking in early stage memory loss programs, like the ones Katherine Painter assembles, can bring you and your loved ones closer together. To learn about these programs visit our Early Stage Memory Loss Programs page or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 Katherine joined the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter in July 2014 as the Early Stage … Continue reading Meet Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator Katherine Painter

The True Purpose of Science: AAIC 2016

By Bob Le Roy  Dear Friends, I’ve just returned from Toronto and “AAIC”—the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual international research conference—where I’ve been in the good company of Association national leadership, fellow chapter executives and staff, and over 5,100 researchers, clinicians, and thought leaders from 70 countries. As I looked through the conference program at the extensive offerings and chose the sessions of particular interest to me, … Continue reading The True Purpose of Science: AAIC 2016

Finding New Purpose: Life After Alzheimer’s

By Tristan Fitzpatrick  Life changed for Joel and Nancy Johnson when Nancy was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. Since then, Nancy and Joel have made it their mission to share their story, advocate for a cure and support others facing the disease. You can join them in the fight against Alzheimer’s at one of the 16 Walk to End Alzheimer’s events across Washington and Northern … Continue reading Finding New Purpose: Life After Alzheimer’s

Volunteers Working Toward a World Without Alzheimer’s

By Ester Allen Volunteering has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. While I was growing up, my civic minded parents did a great job shuttling me to different volunteer gigs at park clean ups, fundraising walks and after school tutoring. Their work paid off. The experience of volunteering left a lasting impact and I’ve continued to develop … Continue reading Volunteers Working Toward a World Without Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s – A Future Worth Fighting For

By Senator Maria Cantwell  Nearly every American knows someone who is impacted by a loved one grappling with Alzheimer’s disease, though many may not realize it. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and more than 15 million serve as caregivers for friends or family members afflicted with this disease. This condition is unique in that it hurts not only the person living with … Continue reading Alzheimer’s – A Future Worth Fighting For

From Hope to a Cure

By Becca Verda  Whenever I ask people what gives them hope in the face of Alzheimer’s, their first answer is almost always the same: A cure, of course. I hear it all the time. For caregivers, people living with memory loss and those who have lost loved ones to dementia, research is the beacon of hope they can all reach to even when current advancements won’t … Continue reading From Hope to a Cure

In The Face of Alzheimer’s

By Tristan Fitzpatrick Since their diagnosis, Laurie and Tamara have both enrolled in research trials to help find a cure. More people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and healthy volunteers are needed today to participate in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. When you join a clinical trial, you have an opportunity to participate in vital research that could change the course of Alzheimer’s disease and improve the lives … Continue reading In The Face of Alzheimer’s