Category Research

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 […]

Understanding your elderly parents finances

By Shane Larson If you are a working professional who is tasked with the responsibilities of assisting an elderly parent who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may have to make some financial decisions for them.  If this is the case, having a plan is going to be your saving grace to make sure they […]

The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Representative Norm Johnson at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join the association in Olympia Feb. 9 for 2017 Advocacy Day. Alzheimer’s is the third leading age-adjusted cause of death in the state of Washington. While the death rates for cancer, stroke, and […]