Category Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

My Precious Gem: Jim and Shirley Mallonee

“Telling you my story as it relates to the Alzheimer’s experience gave me an opportunity to recall some of the wonderful, memorable experiences we’ve shared over the years. We’re very blessed.” Jim and Shirley Mallonee met at a sock hop while they were sophomores at Seattle University. After graduation, Jim joined the Army and shortly […]

Matter of Fact

By Ron Louie, MD Her face was matter of fact when she heard the pronouncement. The neuropsychologist was her colleague; he remained professional, but slipped in some sympathy with the data, which I could not appreciate. She didn’t display a mask of depression, or Parkinson disease. Her face remained pliable, not pleased, but neither terribly pained, […]

Why I Fight for Families Fighting Alzheimer’s

By Senator Patty Murray Traveling around Washington state, I’ve heard from many families about the devastating effect Alzheimer’s has on their lives. Each individual story is heartbreaking, and unfortunately each story is one of many such heartbreaks being caused by this terrible disease. A few years ago this disease was the 3rd leading cause of death […]

Returning the Favor: Maria Prescott

Hello, my name is Maria Prescott and I’m 26 years old. I’m originally from Sumner, grew up in Rainier and now live Gig Harbor. This is my story of caregiving for my grandparents, both of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I hope that by sharing my story, people who become caregivers for their grandparents […]

Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s: Rep. Rick Larsen

Editor’s Note: Registration is open for 2018 Advocacy Day. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s in Olympia! By Rep. Rick Larsen It’s a great pleasure for me to be here. I just live up on the hill, not too far from here, and I heard all this noise going on so I came down here to […]

7 in ’17: Dave’s Divas

“We try to make as many people aware of the fight to end Alzheimer’s as we can. Even if they’re not impacted by it today, it doesn’t mean they won’t be impacted by it tomorrow.” Dave and Roxzan Sukola have been together since they were 19 and married for 40 years. They have four children and […]

Celebrate Loved Ones with the Ornament Challenge

As you gather together this holiday season, it’s a wonderful time to pay tribute to family or friends you’ve lost or who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. In recognition of your gift of $30 or more, we will add a personalized ornament to our holiday tree in honor of your loved […]