Category Alzheimer’s Association

Dementia-Friendly Activities to get in the Holiday Spirit

By Kenna Little The holiday season is often a blur of time spent with family, traditions and social engagements. For those caring for a loved one with dementia, the hustle and bustle of the holidays may feel overwhelming. With the change in routine, new family dynamics and nostalgia for holidays before dementia, the stress can […]

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 […]

A Guiding Light: LuPita Gutierrez-Parker

By Haley Benningfield “I am having memory problems and I don’t know why. Nothing’s making sense to me.” LuPita Gutierrez-Parker was a Regional Admissions Advisor for Eastern Washington University for 10 years, following a 32-year career in social services. In 2015, she became more forgetful with names, dates and recalling basic information. Her job required […]

Join the Post-Walk Match Challenge

Editor’s Note: Donate to any of 16 Walks through the end of the year. A generous donor has pledged to match at a ratio of 2:1 all gifts of $30 or more raised by any Washington State/Northern Idaho Walk team by December 31, 2017, up to a total of $50,000! This anonymous donor wants to inspire Walk […]

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. […]

Game Night to Remember: In Honor of Nick Pearce

By CJ Pearce My dad, Nick, was a remarkable man who was truly loved by everyone that knew him. As teenagers, my sisters and I used to complain that we couldn’t get through a single trip to the grocery store without dad bumping into someone he knew who would stop him to chat. Part of […]

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 […]