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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 […]

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Toby Gallier As many of us know all too well, it’s extremely difficult and heartbreaking to slowly lose someone to Alzheimer’s. You are continuously bounced between trying to make the most of the time you have left and grieving the loss of a loved one. For those of us who want to provide support, […]

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 […]

Returning the Favor: Maria Prescott

Hello, my name is Maria Prescott and I’m 26 years old. I’m originally from Sumner, grew up in Rainier and now live Gig Harbor. This is my story of caregiving for my grandparents, both of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I hope that by sharing my story, people who become caregivers for their grandparents […]

7 in ’17: Dave’s Divas

“We try to make as many people aware of the fight to end Alzheimer’s as we can. Even if they’re not impacted by it today, it doesn’t mean they won’t be impacted by it tomorrow.” Dave and Roxzan Sukola have been together since they were 19 and married for 40 years. They have four children and […]

Meet the Care Consultants

It’s important for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia to have a local resource for them to turn to when necessary. Our Care Consultants provide consultations to those in the Puget Sound area facing this disease. They’ve helped many in this journey, and now you can get to know them a little better! Mandi Gundersen […]

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 […]