Eat From the Rainbow To Build Brain Health

By: Nicole Vienneau, MSN, RN, NC-BC This blog was originally published July 28, 2020 on the Blue Monarch Health Blog. It has been edited and used with permission from the author.  When you eat from the rainbow of powerful plant foods, you make a bold choice to build your brain health. When you take care of your brain, you take care of your whole body! … Continue reading Eat From the Rainbow To Build Brain Health

Advocating for resources to help families impacted by dementia

Rep. Bateman has represented the 22nd Legislative District in the Olympia area since being elected in 2020, and is the vice-chair of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. She is also on the Capital Budget and the Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committees. Rep. Bateman spoke at the Public Policy Town Hall on Nov. 9, 2021. The following is a transcript. I am so … Continue reading Advocating for resources to help families impacted by dementia

Sharing recipes: From our families to yours

This year, the Washington State Chapter board and staff gathered recipes to share with each other for the holidays. These recipes are family favorites, holiday favorites or just something people found to be tasty. Below are a few of the recipes from the book for you to enjoy!  Cowboy CaviarSubmitted by: Hailey Adair Ingredients:3 roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced2 ripe avocados, diced⅓ cup red onion, … Continue reading Sharing recipes: From our families to yours

Finding Support: Facing My Dad’s Diagnosis

By: Amanda Johanson Hi, my name is Amanda Johanson. My father, Mark, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s two-and-a-half years ago at the age of 61. Alzheimer’s runs in my family on my dad’s side. Both my grandma and great aunt passed away from Alzheimer’s — although they didn’t receive their diagnosis until much later in life.  My dad graduated from Purdue University with an engineering … Continue reading Finding Support: Facing My Dad’s Diagnosis

Around the Table with Brian Canlis

This article was originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of ALZ, a magazine of the Alzheimer’s Association. ALZ magazine shares inspiration and information about the fight to end Alzheimer’s — and offers tips on how to make your brain the focus of a healthy lifestyle. Subscribe today to get the next issue delivered right to your mailbox! Food can create snapshots in time — … Continue reading Around the Table with Brian Canlis

Giving Thanks: We Count Our Blessings

By: Emily Bennett, Kenmore  Thanksgiving 2020Thanksgiving after a year of loss, loss for the world outside and loss for me. My husband’s dementia has increased and the man who was once chief of staff, wrote four books and was often an after-dinner speaker at events cannot use his cell phone, follow a program on TV or remember his grandchildren. He is also declining physically in … Continue reading Giving Thanks: We Count Our Blessings

Giving Thanks: Community Helps Bring Dad Home Safe

By: Gloria Youngblood How many times have you passed a flyer, not really noticing it? Or perhaps seeing a picture of a lost cat or dog, taking a quick glimpse? Or, there is a picture of a missing person and you think, “How sad I hope they find him or her?” Perhaps you don’t believe you could be the one to help find a missing … Continue reading Giving Thanks: Community Helps Bring Dad Home Safe

Looking Back: A Lesson Learned as a Caregiver for My Wife

By: Craig Cottingham Craig and his wife, Randie, lived together in Bothell, Wash. for over 40 years. Randie now resides in Kirkland, Wash. at an adult family home. When I look back at how my wife Randie and I struggled with her dementia, some of the solutions were counterintuitive. At one point, she surmised that all the pieces of bark and dirt she was picking … Continue reading Looking Back: A Lesson Learned as a Caregiver for My Wife