Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Representative Norm Johnson at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join the association in Olympia Feb. 9 for 2017 Advocacy Day. Alzheimer’s is the third leading age-adjusted cause of death in the state of Washington. While the death rates for cancer, stroke, and […]

ALZ Connected: Reaching beyond the community

By Alexander Sokoll https://soundcloud.com/user-236958175/support-across-the-states/s-0cXGC Bobbi and Chuck were preparing for retirement before Chuck was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. When they couldn’t find the support they needed in their community, they turned to ALZ Connected, interacting with those affected by Alzheimer’s across the country and inspiring thousands. Visit alzconnected.org to learn, connect and act.

Why I still care: An advocate’s story

Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her […]

The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.   A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her […]