Jenni and her family at the Walk to End Alzheimers

Missing my Granddaddy: Why I Walk

My grandaddy, James Roger Knight, along with my Granny, were incredibly involved in my life from a very young age. We always lived very close to them and they helped take care of my brother and me. Both he and my Granny are two of my favorite people. Continue reading Missing my Granddaddy: Why I Walk

Rowing in honor of my dad: The Longest Day

By Lynxie Voorhees My name is Lynxie Voorhees and I am from Mukilteo, Washington. I am a senior at Kamiak High School and plan on attending Barnard College this coming fall. One of my passions in life is rowing.  I discovered rowing through a friend who began rowing in college, and I decided to join the summer after my sophomore year of high school. I … Continue reading Rowing in honor of my dad: The Longest Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day During COVID-19

Mother’s Day celebrations for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be bittersweet and challenging, even under the best of circumstances. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic adds new complexities to the mix. Social distancing guidelines, travel restrictions and safety protocols in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities may prevent you from celebrating together in person.  This may seem daunting and difficult to accept, … Continue reading Celebrating Mother’s Day During COVID-19

Amy and her mom touch noses

Caregivers: What are you thankful for?

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we asked local caregivers to tell us what they are thankful for. Caregiving comes with many challenges, but there are also many bright spots along with way. We are inspired by the resilience and positivity of the caregivers we serve. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Continue reading Caregivers: What are you thankful for?

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

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

Using my Talent to Make a Difference

By Philip Mack Growing up my grandpa was larger than life. He flew tomcat jets in desert storm and later developed the Awacs radar plane for Boeing. He seemed to have everything figured out. After he retired he managed a busy schedule of working with Meals on Wheels in his home town, supported his wife who headed the local women’s club and made time to … Continue reading Using my Talent to Make a Difference

Why I Made a Video for Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Alex Britton Growing up, I watched Alzheimer’s disease impact the lives of my grandparents. I’ve seen how each stage affected not only their lives, but the lives of their loved ones as well. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself, I was honored to have a platform where I could share knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease with my peers. I am a current junior at … Continue reading Why I Made a Video for Alzheimer’s Awareness