Category Advocacy

Save the Dates for the 2017 Walks to End Alzheimer’s

We hope you join us for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You have 16 chances to help us create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Where will we find you this fall? Register to help us find the first survivor of Alzheimer’s! Bremerton, WA 09/16/2017 Coeur d’Alene, ID 09/30/2017 Everett, WA 09/30/2017 Kennewick, WA 09/09/2017 Longview, […]

The Reason: A Mother’s Day Tribute

By Anita Harvey The light in my mother’s eyes is the reason I became an advocate and a passionate supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each time I see a joyful expression on her face, I feel compelled to share our story. I am also painfully aware that Alzheimer’s will one day extinguish that beautiful loving […]

Congressman Denny Heck: Why I’m grateful for Alzheimer’s advocates

Editor’s Note: These remarks were made by Congressman Denny Heck at our Olympia Town hall in October. Thousands of advocates will be gathering at Advocacy Forum. Show your support by participating in the Thunderclap March 29! By Congressman Denny Heck Today, I’m going to be thinking about three people: Dennis, Lena and Vic. Dennis Mahar was an incredibly […]

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 – A Sneak Peek

Editor’s note: Discovery 2017 is a month away. Register today By UW Memory Brain and Wellness Center It’s time to get excited for the 32nd Alzheimer’s Association Discovery Conference in Seattle on April 7th! Here’s a preview to help you plan the day. The annual Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter Discovery Conference offers a day packed […]

How I spend The Longest Day: Electa Anderson

Editor’s Note: Registration is open for The Longest Day. Click here to learn more.   The Longest Day is a unique opportunity for individuals to come together and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s. For Electa Anderson, that means honoring her late husband, Norm. Do what you love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Visit thelongestday.alz.org […]

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.