Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 – A Sneak Peek

Editor’s note: Discovery 2017 is a month away. Register today By UW Memory Brain and Wellness Center It’s time to get excited for the 32nd Alzheimer’s Association Discovery Conference in Seattle on April 7th! Here’s a preview to help you plan the day. The annual Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter Discovery Conference offers a day packed with evidence-based information and education about dementia. As always, the … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 – A Sneak Peek

How I spend The Longest Day: Electa Anderson

Editor’s Note: Registration is open for The Longest Day. Click here to learn more.   The Longest Day is a unique opportunity for individuals to come together and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s. For Electa Anderson, that means honoring her late husband, Norm. Do what you love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Visit thelongestday.alz.org today to start a team. Continue reading How I spend The Longest Day: Electa Anderson

The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Representative Norm Johnson at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join the association in Olympia Feb. 9 for 2017 Advocacy Day. Alzheimer’s is the third leading age-adjusted cause of death in the state of Washington. While the death rates for cancer, stroke, and heart attack are on the decline, that’s not true of … Continue reading The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

ALZ Connected: Reaching beyond the community

By Alexander Sokoll Bobbi and Chuck were preparing for retirement before Chuck was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. When they couldn’t find the support they needed in their community, they turned to ALZ Connected, interacting with those affected by Alzheimer’s across the country and inspiring thousands. Visit alzconnected.org to learn, connect and act. Continue reading ALZ Connected: Reaching beyond the community

Why I still care: An advocate’s story

Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her to be with me in a way others could see. … Continue reading Why I still care: An advocate’s story

The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.   A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her hobbies fit well with The Longest Day, a spring team … Continue reading The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

Connecting the Alzheimer’s Community

By Alexander Sokoll When Myriam Marquez was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her search for resources led her to ALZConnected®. What started with the information and community on ALZConnected® has transformed into much more. Click here to learn about Myriam’s experience using ALZConnected® and see if it’s right for you!   Continue reading Connecting the Alzheimer’s Community

You can be a Strong Voice for the Cause

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Congressman Dan Newhouse at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association  Listening to experts and family members share their experiences with Alzheimer’s today has been the deepest dive that I’ve been able to participate in as far as Alzheimer’s and dementia are concerned.  In the past, Alzheimer’s advocates have visited my office in Washington, … Continue reading You can be a Strong Voice for the Cause

The Needs and Challenges of Dementia

By Rep. Steven Tharinger  Editors Note: Registration is open for the Washington State Chapter Advocacy Day Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. As a member of the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) I am learning about the needs and challenges around dementia. I am also learning about the great work the Alzheimer’s Association along with the Collaborative with the assistance from the … Continue reading The Needs and Challenges of Dementia

Washington Honors Caregivers in November

Editor’s Note: You can still honor a caregiver for National Family Caregiver Month. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook.  Create a post honoring a caregiver in your life, tag us and use the hashtags #ALZWA and #ENDALZ for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Every November, The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes caregivers in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National … Continue reading Washington Honors Caregivers in November