Category Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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 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 […]