Category Volunteering

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I still care: An advocate’s story

Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her […]

The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.   A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her […]