Granny Can’t Remember Me

Susan McCormick is a doctor in Seattle and the author of a new children’s picture book about Alzheimer’s disease called Granny Can’t Remember Me. She will be doing a live reading at Third Place Books in Seward Park on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:00 p.m. You can also learn more by visiting her online at susanmccormickbooks.com. In this guest blog post, Susan shares her personal connection to Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Granny Can’t Remember Me

Beth Lewis – Why I Walk

Agnes Lesofski always put her family first. After her husband of 21 years passed away, the now-single mother of seven enrolled in night classes while working as a homemaker to support the five children who were still living at home. One of those children was Beth Lewis, now living in Spokane Valley, who greatly values the sacrifices her mother made. “She was my mother and … Continue reading Beth Lewis – Why I Walk

Kathy Katz – Why I Walk

Kathy Katz and Tim Oshie have known each other for 29 years. Kathy met Tim through her late husband. “We actually met at my wedding,“ Kathy says. “Tim and my husband were really good friends in high school. Back in the day, Tim was a disc jockey and he deejayed our wedding for us. That was the first time that I met him.” Kathy and … Continue reading Kathy Katz – Why I Walk

The Holtzen Family – Why We Walk

From the time she was young, Carolyn Holtzen has known the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, starting with her grandmother. “Most of my childhood memories are of her with the disease,” Carolyn says. “And she lived for quite a long time with it, into her 90s.” Later in life, Carolyn started to notice her mother, Sara, showing signs of memory loss. Carolyn’s father, Paul, chose not … Continue reading The Holtzen Family – Why We Walk

Join the 2018 Walk Match Challenge

Walk to End Alzheimer’s season is almost here! Thanks to a generous donor family, you have a rare opportunity to double your impact! From August 11th to the 25th, Walk donations of $100 or more will be matched 1:1, up to a maximum of $50,000! By joining the match challenge, you ensure we’re able to provide programs and services to the thousands impacted by Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Join the 2018 Walk Match Challenge

Valerie Halvorson: Why I Walk

Alzheimer’s disease impacts others besides those who’ve been diagnosed. Valerie Halvorson can attest to that. Valerie’s father was living in Pampa, Texas when he was diagnosed. At the time, Valerie was a teacher in Olympia. “I was 2,000 miles away,” Valerie says. “And though they would visit often, it was hard for me to tell really what was going on, and my mom didn’t want … Continue reading Valerie Halvorson: Why I Walk

Cherished Memories

By Laureen Skirvan “The long goodbye” is a term used when a loved one has Alzheimer’s. The goodbye begins when they start to fade away and lose their memory and ends when their body succumbs to the disease and they pass away. I am currently in the middle of this long goodbye with my mother, Rosalie. She was diagnosed last year with Alzheimer’s, but I … Continue reading Cherished Memories

Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This fall, join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. Register today for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Continue reading Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s in the Asian Community

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

Our Alzheimer’s Study and AAIC

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