Sara

Mark Holtzen is a Seattle author whose mother-in-law, Sara, lives with Alzheimer’s disease. When the day came that Sara was moving into an assisted living facility, Mark’s wife, Carolyn, and her siblings were coordinating the move. While Carolyn and her siblings were packing up Sara’s belongings, Mark and Sara spent the day together in Seattle. Mark noticed how Sara was handling the weight of the … Continue reading Sara

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

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

Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Beautiful Mind

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

The Longest Day: Music for Mom

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 Longest Day: David Kirtman & The Lake Chelan Memory Cup

This article was originally published in 2018. The Lake Chelan Memory Cup will be hosted again on June 22, 2019 in Chelan, Washington. More information and registration can be found here: https://www.golfcorpsolutions.com/tournament/lakechelanmemorycup/  “When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am … Continue reading The Longest Day: David Kirtman & The Lake Chelan Memory Cup