By Peter Trinh My goal was to create a documentary that highlights the stigmas, lack of awareness, imbalance of the medical system, and the heavy burden that comes with medical issues that are seen with Asians that are not as apparent in other ethnicities. Ultimately, this film aims to raise awareness on these cultural issues. The title of this film “GAPS” refers to the gaps … Continue reading Alzheimer’s in the Asian Community
By Briana Lee One of the most unique cognitive abilities of humans is our ability to form memories and to learn. If a computer were to encounter something (i.e. sound), there must be a set of complex algorithms ready to analyze and categorize the sound, so it can be made into useful data. While there have been impressive strides in the fields of artificial intelligence … Continue reading Our Alzheimer’s Study and AAIC
By Evan Curry Living with Alzheimer’s can be a daunting path for many people after receiving a diagnosis. Some people feel embarrassed, some become fearful, others will try to ignore their disease and attempt to mask their symptoms entirely. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed emotionally after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. While everyone deals with this news differently, it is … Continue reading Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease
The Longest Day is fast-approaching, but you still have the opportunity to participate! Need a last minute suggestion? Here are some ways to get involved: Buffalo Wild Wings in Lynnwood is doing an all day give-back on June 21. Print off this ticket and bring it to the restaurant. Does not work at other locations. All three Washington state glassybaby stores will donate 10% … Continue reading How Can You Join The Longest Day?
By Michael Kirtman He is my superhero Olympic level speed But his true super power Is his beautiful mind That mind ignited his rise from Gray, Louisiana To segregated Texas To the corner office That beautiful mind made him the first in his family to go to college A mind that tested out of every high-school except one A mind that led global marketing for … Continue reading Beautiful Mind
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. MEMORY LOSS … Continue reading Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Sigma Kappa Sorority was founded in 1874 at Colby College in Maine by Mary Caffrey Low who was the first female student to be accepted at the school. Since this time, the sorority has initiated more than 156,000 members in 112 collegiate chapters across 36 states. Sigma Kappa has become one of the nation’s leading private contributors to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research and treatment efforts. … Continue reading Join Sigma Kappa for the Ultra Violet Gala
Sheri Roberts Greimes is an award-winning singer songwriter, known for bringing her powerhouse voice to venues across the Pacific Northwest. As part of The Longest Day, she’s taking the stage for a very special occasion — her mother’s 80th birthday. Her mother, Joni Latham, raised four children as a single mom. She also owned and operated a popular salon, Adam and Eve, in Marysville. “She’s … Continue reading The Longest Day: Music for Mom
The Alzheimer’s Association relies on volunteers nationwide to support our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the talented, caring volunteers who contribute to our mission by delivering programs, funding research and supporting people affected by Alzheimer’s. We send our heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and invite you to learn more about how you can volunteer and … Continue reading Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter
By Genevieve Wanucha, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center It’s a fact that many families know well: Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. In Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?, Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, a neurologist and FTD expert at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will demystify a lesser known brain disease that can affect the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. Like … Continue reading Discovery 2018 Conference Preview – Workshop: Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?