Category Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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 […]

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 […]

Connecting the Alzheimer’s Community

By Alexander Sokoll When Myriam Marquez was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her search for resources led her to ALZConnected®. What started with the information and community on ALZConnected® has transformed into much more. Click here to learn about Myriam’s experience using ALZConnected® and see if it’s right for you!  

Washington Honors Caregivers in November

Editor’s Note: You can still honor a caregiver for National Family Caregiver Month. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook.  Create a post honoring a caregiver in your life, tag us and use the hashtags #ALZWA and #ENDALZ for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Every November, The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes caregivers […]

A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed People Can Change the World!

Keri Pollock, Aging Wisdom® “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that has.” ~ Margaret Mead At Aging Wisdom, we have a long history of supporting  the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  From our perspective at Aging Wisdom our work, in […]

Healing the Heart: Why I Walk to End ALZ

Posted on 08/15/2016 by KjMarez It was the afternoon of September 13, 2015, and I stood with others near the loading and unloading area of the train station. A man standing nearby started up a conversation by asking if I was also awaiting the next train arrival. I explained I was actually waiting for the […]

Finding New Purpose: Life After Alzheimer’s

By Tristan Fitzpatrick  Life changed for Joel and Nancy Johnson when Nancy was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. Since then, Nancy and Joel have made it their mission to share their story, advocate for a cure and support others facing the disease. You can join them in the fight against Alzheimer’s at one […]