Game Night to Remember: In Honor of Nick Pearce

By CJ Pearce My dad, Nick, was a remarkable man who was truly loved by everyone that knew him. As teenagers, my sisters and I used to complain that we couldn’t get through a single trip to the grocery store without dad bumping into someone he knew who would stop him to chat. Part of this was because he was so involved in our community. … Continue reading Game Night to Remember: In Honor of Nick Pearce

Dementia-Friendly Communities: An Introduction for Washington State

Editor’s Note: Are you getting started or already involved with developing dementia-friendly programs (i.e. Alzheimer’s Cafes, memory loss walking groups, art programs, etc) or dementia-friendly initiatives in your community? Want to network or share resources related to dementia-friendly communities, with others around Washington State? If so, please: Respond to this brief 5-question survey, sharing what you’re interested in, and the best way for you to connect … Continue reading Dementia-Friendly Communities: An Introduction for Washington State

Congressman Denny Heck: Why I’m grateful for Alzheimer’s advocates

Editor’s Note: These remarks were made by Congressman Denny Heck at our Olympia Town hall in October. Thousands of advocates will be gathering at Advocacy Forum. Show your support by participating in the Thunderclap March 29! By Congressman Denny Heck Today, I’m going to be thinking about three people: Dennis, Lena and Vic. Dennis Mahar was an incredibly important voice in moving the conversation about Alzheimer’s disease forward … Continue reading Congressman Denny Heck: Why I’m grateful for Alzheimer’s advocates

The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Representative Norm Johnson at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join the association in Olympia Feb. 9 for 2017 Advocacy Day. Alzheimer’s is the third leading age-adjusted cause of death in the state of Washington. While the death rates for cancer, stroke, and heart attack are on the decline, that’s not true of … Continue reading The Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Why I still care: An advocate’s story

Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her to be with me in a way others could see. … Continue reading Why I still care: An advocate’s story

You can be a Strong Voice for the Cause

Editors Note: This piece was adapted from live remarks made by Congressman Dan Newhouse at the 2016 Yakima Town Hall hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association  Listening to experts and family members share their experiences with Alzheimer’s today has been the deepest dive that I’ve been able to participate in as far as Alzheimer’s and dementia are concerned.  In the past, Alzheimer’s advocates have visited my office in Washington, … Continue reading You can be a Strong Voice for the Cause

Bipartisan push for research and funding brings hope for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

Editor’s Note: Registration is open for Washington’s 2017 Advocacy Day. Join us to update state legislators on the state’s efforts to address Alzheimer’s and dementia.   By: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference It’s been said that our memories are the diaries we carry with us each day. Weddings, birthdays, our children’s first steps; each mind is a collection of treasured images … Continue reading Bipartisan push for research and funding brings hope for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers