Category Advocacy

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.

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 […]

Connecting the Alzheimer’s Community

By Alexander Sokoll When Myriam Marquez was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her search for resources led her to ALZConnected®. What started with the information and community on ALZConnected® has transformed into much more. Click here to learn about Myriam’s experience using ALZConnected® and see if it’s right for you!