Photos from Discovery 2018

NOTE: Discovery 2019 is now March 8. Thank you to everyone who made Discovery 2018 a success, including photographer Kailee Powers. Check out some of her photos from the day. We hope to see you in 2019! Continue reading Photos from Discovery 2018

Discovery 2018 Conference Preview – Workshop: Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?

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?

Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas

By Dr. Kristen Childress and Dr. Jonathan Medina The prevalence of Americans living with dementia is expected to increase by 40 percent from 2016 to 2025. This dramatic increase in prevalence will greatly impact our rural communities, as we see an influx of elders living longer in rural communities across the United States. Currently, persons who live in rural communities account for half of un-diagnosed … Continue reading Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas

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 thereafter, they were married. When Jim was finished with his … Continue reading My Precious Gem: Jim and Shirley Mallonee

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 see what was going on. Turns out, there is a … Continue reading Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s: Rep. Rick Larsen

Meet the Care Consultants

It’s important for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia to have a local resource for them to turn to when necessary. Our Care Consultants provide consultations to those in the Puget Sound area facing this disease. They’ve helped many in this journey, and now you can get to know them a little better! Mandi Gundersen Q: How long have you been with the Washington State … Continue reading Meet the Care Consultants

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. Her connection to Alzheimer’s is personal as her grandmother has … Continue reading What do I do?: Planning for a Life Post-Diagnosis