By Dr. Kristen Childress and Dr. Jonathan Medina The prevalence of Americans living with dementia is expected to increase by 40 percent from 2016 to 2025. This dramatic increase in prevalence will greatly impact our rural communities, as we see an influx of elders living longer in rural communities across the United States. Currently, persons who live in rural communities account for half of un-diagnosed … Continue reading Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas
The Longest Day is a “day of action” for the Alzheimer’s Association during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month®. The Longest Day is held on the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On The Longest Day, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice – biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting … Continue reading What is The Longest Day?
This article was originally published in 2018. The Lake Chelan Memory Cup will be hosted again on June 22, 2019 in Chelan, Washington. More information and registration can be found here: https://www.golfcorpsolutions.com/tournament/lakechelanmemorycup/ “When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am … Continue reading The Longest Day: David Kirtman & The Lake Chelan Memory Cup
By Toby Gallier As many of us know all too well, it’s extremely difficult and heartbreaking to slowly lose someone to Alzheimer’s. You are continuously bounced between trying to make the most of the time you have left and grieving the loss of a loved one. For those of us who want to provide support, you often find yourself feeling helpless and not knowing what … Continue reading Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for Alzheimer’s Awareness
By Philip Mack Growing up my grandpa was larger than life. He flew tomcat jets in desert storm and later developed the Awacs radar plane for Boeing. He seemed to have everything figured out. After he retired he managed a busy schedule of working with Meals on Wheels in his home town, supported his wife who headed the local women’s club and made time to … Continue reading Using my Talent to Make a Difference