Monthly Archives: September 2016

We Owe a Debt of Gratitude to Washington’s Caregivers

By Sen. Karen Keiser Editors note: The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter will host 14 Town Halls to advance work on the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias and the Idaho Alzheimer’s State Plan. Attend a Town Hall in your community.  I give heartfelt thanks to my parents and grandparents for giving me a […]

Game Night to Remember: in honor of Nick Pearce

  By Catherine Pearce My dad, Nick, was a remarkable man who was truly loved by everyone that knew him. As teenagers, my sisters and I used to complain that we couldn’t get through a single trip to the grocery store without dad bumping into someone he knew who would stop him to chat. Part […]

Caspar Babypants Performs at the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Caspar Babypants and friends have joined the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  Caspar Babypants, better known to rock & roll fans and grown ups as the lead singer of the Seattle rock & roll band The Presidents of the United States of America, Walks in honor of his mother, Barbara Ballew. We’ll kick off our Pacific Northwest Walk […]

A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed People Can Change the World!

Keri Pollock, Aging Wisdom® “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that has.” ~ Margaret Mead At Aging Wisdom, we have a long history of supporting  the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  From our perspective at Aging Wisdom our work, in […]

Dementia, Palliative Care and Your Local Museum

By Lee Burnside M.D., M.B.A. and Mary Jane Knecht B.A. For centuries museums have held a sacred place in human culture.  They are the cornerstone for documenting and preserving human culture and artistic expression, and sharing those works with the world. In the US alone there are over 17 thousand museums with over 850 million museum […]

Healing the Heart: Why I Walk to End ALZ

Posted on 08/15/2016 by KjMarez It was the afternoon of September 13, 2015, and I stood with others near the loading and unloading area of the train station. A man standing nearby started up a conversation by asking if I was also awaiting the next train arrival. I explained I was actually waiting for the […]