To Help Others Share their Story: Why I Walk

By Alex Sokoll Allie Schumacher was living in France when her mother began showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Allie’s mom decided to stay silent on the matter, something Allie wants other families to avoid. Join Allie and the thousands walking on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzhiemer’s. Continue reading To Help Others Share their Story: Why I Walk

To Support a Community: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s season. Register at alz.org/walk!  By Julia Leonard Mardell Xavier remembers her mother’s lifelong passion for photography – especially taking photos of family and friends. “She loved to take photographs of everyone and everything she did. I have boxes and boxes of her old photographs, and I was … Continue reading To Support a Community: Why I Walk

Join the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Challenge!

We are happy to announce our Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Team Challenge Week! Every day the week of August 14-21, your Walk to End Alzheimer’s team will be challenged to eclipse the competition and knock the lights out of Alzheimer’s! Prizes will be awarded daily, and details of the challenge will be announced via email and social media. Be sure to watch for details starting August 14! But for … Continue reading Join the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Challenge!

For a Human Calculator: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Bob Kaftan always admired his mother for her analytical abilities. “She was a human calculator,” Bob recalls. “She could add, subtract and divide faster than anybody else in the family. She was very good with mathematics and very good at keeping things orderly.” Bob … Continue reading For a Human Calculator: Why I Walk

Kids Meet a Woman With Alzheimer’s

Editor’s Note: Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Join one of our 16 Walks at alz.org/walk. In order to create a world without Alzheimer’s, we need to talk about the disease. Openness about Alzheimer’s eliminates the stigma surrounding it and helps people understand what Alzheimer’s is. Myriam Marquez is one of our most dedicated advocates and lives with Alzheimer’s disease. She recently sat down with … Continue reading Kids Meet a Woman With Alzheimer’s