Category caregiving

Dementia-Friendly Communities: An Introduction for Washington State

Editor’s Note: Are you getting started or already involved with developing dementia-friendly programs (i.e. Alzheimer’s Cafes, memory loss walking groups, art programs, etc) or dementia-friendly initiatives in your community? Want to network or share resources related to dementia-friendly communities, with others around Washington State? If so, please: Respond to this brief 5-question survey, sharing what you’re […]

Discovery 2017: Respecting Selfhood in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

A key theme in this year’s Discovery 2017, the 32nd Annual Alzheimer’s Regional Conference is selfhood in Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Learn more and register today. By Keri Pollock So often the discussion about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is narrowly focused on diagnosis and the losses attributed to disease.  But there are a growing number […]

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 […]

The Momentia Movement: Dementia-Friendly Programs in Your Community

Editor’s Note: Learn about starting a dementia-friendly program at Discovery 2017. Register today. By Marigrace Becker Every second Monday of the month, a small group gathers at Seattle’s Taproot Theatre for an improv theater workshop. One minute, students have a lively discussion using facial expressions, gestures, and “gibberish” language. In the next, they pass imaginary […]

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 […]

Thanks and Understanding

Editor’s Note: Family and professional caregivers can connect at Discovery 2017. Register today. From a family caregiver to a professional caregiver By Cary Ulrich Understand…that I was totally exhausted when I came to you. Understand…that I know I waited past the time my loved one should have been moved. Understand…that I didn’t want to make […]