Category education

Meet Kenny Alhadeff, the 2018 Seattle Walk Chair

We’re excited to introduce Kenny Alhadeff as our 2018 Seattle Walk Chair! Kenny brings invaluable leadership experience to his new role as Chair of the Walk Planning Committee, which oversees execution of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Seattle. He joins in the fight against Alzheimer’s as a way to honor his mother, who died […]

Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association relies on volunteers nationwide to support our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the talented, caring volunteers who contribute to our mission by delivering programs, funding research and supporting people affected by Alzheimer’s. We send our heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and invite […]

Discovery 2018 Conference Preview – Workshop: Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?

By Genevieve Wanucha, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center It’s a fact that many families know well: Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. In Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?, Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, a neurologist and FTD expert at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will demystify a lesser known brain disease that can […]

Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas

By Dr. Kristen Childress and Dr. Jonathan Medina The prevalence of Americans living with dementia is expected to increase by 40 percent from 2016 to 2025. This dramatic increase in prevalence will greatly impact our rural communities, as we see an influx of elders living longer in rural communities across the United States. Currently, persons […]

The Longest Day: David Kirtman & The Lake Chelan Memory Cup

“When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am committed to understanding.” – David Kirtman, Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter David Kirtman’s father, Louis Kirtman, was one of five […]

Using my Talent to Make a Difference

By Philip Mack Growing up my grandpa was larger than life. He flew tomcat jets in desert storm and later developed the Awacs radar plane for Boeing. He seemed to have everything figured out. After he retired he managed a busy schedule of working with Meals on Wheels in his home town, supported his wife […]

Why I Made a Video for Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Alex Britton Growing up, I watched Alzheimer’s disease impact the lives of my grandparents. I’ve seen how each stage affected not only their lives, but the lives of their loved ones as well. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself, I was honored to have a platform where I could share knowledge of Alzheimer’s […]