Category Memory Loss

Save the Dates for the 2017 Walks to End Alzheimer’s

We hope you join us for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You have 16 chances to help us create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Where will we find you this fall? Register to help us find the first survivor of Alzheimer’s! Bremerton, WA 09/16/2017 Coeur d’Alene, ID 09/30/2017 Everett, WA 09/30/2017 Kennewick, WA 09/09/2017 Longview, […]

How Our Community Spends The Longest Day

Editor’s Note: Do what you love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Register today for The Longest Day. The Longest Day is an opportunity to do what YOU love to support a world without Alzheimer’s disease.  Are you undecided on your Longest Day activity? Find inspiration from these teams in Washington state!   ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA – DELTA […]

The Reason: A Mother’s Day Tribute

By Anita Harvey The light in my mother’s eyes is the reason I became an advocate and a passionate supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each time I see a joyful expression on her face, I feel compelled to share our story. I am also painfully aware that Alzheimer’s will one day extinguish that beautiful loving […]

Love and The Longest Day: Electa and Norm Anderson

By Thomas Bowler  Many people who have experienced Alzheimer’s can relate to the story of Electa Anderson. And, like many others, that experience has sparked in her a passion to do more for the cause through The Longest Day. Electa Anderson, a long time resident of California, faced what felt like an insurmountable wall of […]

GiveBIG this year in the fight against Alzheimer’s

GiveBIG is a one-day online giving event May 10 to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. By donating to the Alzheimer’s Association during GiveBIG, you help us reach people in need through programs like our 24/7 Helpline. One donation of $150 during GiveBIG will ensure 4 people in crisis will receive 1-on-1 support from a Helpline Specialist.  Available 24 hours […]

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 […]