Physical activity is a valuable part of any overall wellness plan and is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline. The new year is a great time to start integrating exercise into your daily life to help improve the health of your brain and body. Continue reading Exercise for your brain and body
By: David H. Brown The neurologist said three simple words and asked me to repeat them. They were “apple,” “tree” and “desk” — or something like that. Single-syllable nouns. Then he asked me to repeat them. And then he asked me to repeat them again. After five, six or maybe more times, I thought it was getting a little silly, but he continued. He … Continue reading Finding hope after my diagnosis
By Jerry Campbell This year, I wanted to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association by going on a little walk of my own for the cause — well, all of the Walks in the Pacific Northwest to be exact. Since I couldn’t be in every city when the Walk was happening, I journeyed around Washington, Oregon and Idaho on my own, walking each route … Continue reading Awareness for Arline – Why I Walk
The Longest Day is a “day of action” for the Alzheimer’s Association during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month®. The Longest Day is held on the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On The Longest Day, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice – biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting … Continue reading What is The Longest Day?
Editor’s Note: The 2017 Walk season begins Saturday, Sept. 9! Register for a walk near you at alz.org/walk. By Julia Leonard Living in Butte, Montana, Taylor James puts her favorite memories at her family’s cabin by Wise River, 45 miles from the town she grew up in. “Our whole entire family on both sides would all go up to the cabin and we would just … Continue reading For my Best Friend – Why I Walk
We are happy to announce our Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Team Challenge Week! Every day the week of August 14-21, your Walk to End Alzheimer’s team will be challenged to eclipse the competition and knock the lights out of Alzheimer’s! Prizes will be awarded daily, and details of the challenge will be announced via email and social media. Be sure to watch for details starting August 14! But for … Continue reading Join the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Challenge!
Editor’s Note: Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Join one of our 16 Walks at alz.org/walk. In order to create a world without Alzheimer’s, we need to talk about the disease. Openness about Alzheimer’s eliminates the stigma surrounding it and helps people understand what Alzheimer’s is. Myriam Marquez is one of our most dedicated advocates and lives with Alzheimer’s disease. She recently sat down with … Continue reading Kids Meet a Woman With Alzheimer’s
Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Marcia-Mongrain Finkas made a career out of helping others. “I spent a lot of years in special education and working with youth with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities [and] behavioral issues,” said Marcia. Marcia was one of seven children to Mary Ellen “Meg” … Continue reading For a Brilliant Woman: Why I Walk
From Pullman to Port Angeles, our 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across Washington and Northern Idaho cover a lot of ground. Below are the other eight walks of 2017. Register for any of them at alz.org! Longview – September 23, Sacajawea Park Walla Walla – September 24, Fort Walla Walla Park Seattle – September 24, Seattle Center Coeur d’Alene – September 30, … Continue reading Join these communities for the Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Part 2
This year, over 50 teams from Washington and Northern Idaho participated in The Longest Day. We thank everyone who did something they love for those affected by Alzheimer’s! Generation End Alzheimer’s Running for Wayne Alpha Kappa Alpha – Delta Upsilon Omega “Light the Park” – glassybaby Longview Bridge Club Kendra Scott Did you participate in The Longest Day in … Continue reading Washington and Northern Idaho on The Longest Day