Category Volunteering

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]