Tag Archives: health care

A Guiding Light: LuPita Gutierrez-Parker

By Haley Benningfield “I am having memory problems and I don’t know why. Nothing’s making sense to me.” LuPita Gutierrez-Parker was a Regional Admissions Advisor for Eastern Washington University for 10 years, following a 32-year career in social services. In 2015, she became more forgetful with names, dates and recalling basic information. Her job required […]

Join the Post-Walk Match Challenge

Editor’s Note: Donate to any of 16 Walks through the end of the year. A generous donor has pledged to match at a ratio of 2:1 all gifts of $30 or more raised by any Washington State/Northern Idaho Walk team by December 31, 2017, up to a total of $50,000! This anonymous donor wants to inspire Walk […]

What do I do?: Planning for a Life Post-Diagnosis

By Haley Benningfield “This is a marathon, it’s not a sprint.” Dr. Lisa Olsson has been a neuropsychologist at Pacific Medical Centers for 15 years. Previously she worked with patients with developmental disabilities for the state of Washington and prior to that she worked with patients in California with head trauma, developmental disabilities and dementia. […]

Harnessing the Future of Medicine

Editor’s Note: State and National efforts to combat Alzheimer’s will be discussed at our Town Hall series starting in October. Raise your voice, attend a Town Hall near you! By Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Medicine is changing rapidly. Innovations in precision medicine, immunotherapy, population health and genomics are dramatically transforming the outlook for hundreds of heartbreaking […]

For my Best Friend – Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: The 2017 Walk season begins Saturday, Sept. 9! Register for a walk near you at alz.org/walk. By Julia Leonard Living in Butte, Montana, Taylor James puts her favorite memories at her family’s cabin by Wise River, 45 miles from the town she grew up in. “Our whole entire family on both sides would […]

To Help Others Share their Story: Why I Walk

By Alex Sokoll Allie Schumacher was living in France when her mother began showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Allie’s mom decided to stay silent on the matter, something Allie wants other families to avoid. Join Allie and the thousands walking on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzhiemer’s.

To Support a Community: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s season. Register at alz.org/walk!  By Julia Leonard Mardell Xavier remembers her mother’s lifelong passion for photography – especially taking photos of family and friends. “She loved to take photographs of everyone and everything she did. I have […]