By Senator Patty Murray For too long, families in Washington State and across the nation have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. I have heard heartbreaking stories of the emotional and financial toll Alzheimer’s has on families, and it is clear that in Congress, we should be doing everything we can to support those who have been affected and continue working toward a cure. As the Ranking … Continue reading Working Toward a Cure: Fighting for Investments in Alzheimer’s Research
We are deeply saddened for all the communities across Washington devastated by fire, our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected. Thank you to the Methow Valley News for continuing to sharing critical information and resources with the community. We’re honored to partner with Methow News and resident Don Reddington to share his story and the “Living with Alzheimer’s” series. Continue reading Don Reddington hopes his series, ‘Living with Alzheimer’s,’ helps to educate the community
On April 16, 2015, the Western & Central Washington Chapter hosted our 30th Annual Discovery Alzheimer’s Regional Conference. Nationally and internationally acclaimed dementia-experts shared the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s care, research and resources. Here are our Top 5 Moments of Discovery from 2015. 1. There are 5 Alzheimer’s prevention trials currently underway. Research has found that changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s occur 15-20 … Continue reading 5 Moments of Discovery from 2015
By Peggy Jurcisin Mary Jane Knecht, Manager, Creative Aging Programs has been with the Frye Art Museum for over eleven years. For the past five years Knecht has been involved with the here:now arts engagement program for individuals living with dementia. This program enables persons living with dementia and their care partners to view, discuss and create art. The program was developed in partnership with Elderwise and … Continue reading Art & Alzheimer’s – How art can help individuals with dementia
By Peggy A. Jurcisin Lena Ernst, Ph.D., Clinical Director and COO of Retreat Healthcare, located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, has developed a unique practice with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients focusing on both neuropsychiatric behavior and environmental design. By incorporating various facets through design, caregivers are able to effectively and creatively provide a better understanding of dementia behaviors while stimulating more engagement with the patient. Some … Continue reading Viewing the Environment as a Tool in Dementia Care
This March brings us Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day, and the start of Spring. So it seems like there’s no better time to start fresh (or continue on) with three habits proven to keep your heart (and brain) healthy. These practices not only can help people with memory loss or dementia, but have been shown to help reduce the risk of dementia. It’s not just luck!
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