Category Advocacy

Alzheimer’s – Why Finding a Cure is Important to Me

By Noah Hummel My name is Noah Hummel. I’m a senior at Peninsula High School and a member of HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. I’m very interested in the medical field and […]

What do I do?: Planning for a Life Post-Diagnosis

By Haley Benningfield “This is a marathon, it’s not a sprint.” Dr. Lisa Olsson has been a neuropsychologist at Pacific Medical Centers for 15 years. Previously she worked with patients with developmental disabilities for the state of Washington and prior to that she worked with patients in California with head trauma, developmental disabilities and dementia. […]

Harnessing the Future of Medicine

Editor’s Note: State and National efforts to combat Alzheimer’s will be discussed at our Town Hall series starting in October. Raise your voice, attend a Town Hall near you! By Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Medicine is changing rapidly. Innovations in precision medicine, immunotherapy, population health and genomics are dramatically transforming the outlook for hundreds of heartbreaking […]

For my Best Friend – Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: The 2017 Walk season begins Saturday, Sept. 9! Register for a walk near you at alz.org/walk. By Julia Leonard Living in Butte, Montana, Taylor James puts her favorite memories at her family’s cabin by Wise River, 45 miles from the town she grew up in. “Our whole entire family on both sides would […]

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.

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 […]

For a Brilliant Woman: 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 Marcia-Mongrain Finkas made a career out of helping others. “I spent a lot of years in special education and working with youth with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities [and] behavioral issues,” said Marcia. […]