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

What do I do?: Planning for a Life Post-Diagnosis

By Haley Benningfield “This is a marathon, it’s not a sprint.” Dr. Lisa Olsson has been a neuropsychologist at Pacific Medical Centers for 15 years. Previously she worked with patients with developmental disabilities for the state of Washington and prior to that she worked with patients in California with head trauma, developmental disabilities and dementia. Her connection to Alzheimer’s is personal as her grandmother has … Continue reading What do I do?: Planning for a Life Post-Diagnosis

The Importance of Alzheimer’s Research – The DIAN Study

Editor’s Note: The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 (AAIC®) is the largest international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Follow the conference at alz.org/aaic. By Bob Le Roy The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s disease research in the world. The United States and Chinese governments come first and second before us. The increased level of investment made by our own federal … Continue reading The Importance of Alzheimer’s Research – The DIAN Study

Join these communities for the Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Part 2

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

Join these communities for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Part 1

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 first eight walks of 2017. Register for any of them at alz.org! Tri-Cities – September 9, Columbia Park   Tacoma – September 10, University of Puget Sound   Moses Lake – September 16, Yonezawa Park   Bremerton – September 16, Louis … Continue reading Join these communities for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Part 1

The Momentia Movement: Dementia-Friendly Programs in Your Community

Editor’s Note: Learn about starting a dementia-friendly program at Discovery 2017. Register today. By Marigrace Becker Every second Monday of the month, a small group gathers at Seattle’s Taproot Theatre for an improv theater workshop. One minute, students have a lively discussion using facial expressions, gestures, and “gibberish” language. In the next, they pass imaginary gifts around a circle, each recipient deciding on the spot … Continue reading The Momentia Movement: Dementia-Friendly Programs in Your Community

Dementia, Palliative Care and Your Local Museum

By Lee Burnside M.D., M.B.A. and Mary Jane Knecht B.A. For centuries museums have held a sacred place in human culture.  They are the cornerstone for documenting and preserving human culture and artistic expression, and sharing those works with the world. In the US alone there are over 17 thousand museums with over 850 million museum visits a year.  “Just being in the museum, surrounded by … Continue reading Dementia, Palliative Care and Your Local Museum

Healing the Heart: Why I Walk to End ALZ

Posted on 08/15/2016 by KjMarez It was the afternoon of September 13, 2015, and I stood with others near the loading and unloading area of the train station. A man standing nearby started up a conversation by asking if I was also awaiting the next train arrival. I explained I was actually waiting for the current train’s departure and added how my dear friend had … Continue reading Healing the Heart: Why I Walk to End ALZ

Changing the Face of Alzheimer’s & Dementia

“What I realized is you cannot dwell too long on what you can’t do anymore. It is a new life – how do I begin to take my new life on?”  Early stage memory loss program participant If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you are not alone.The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services to … Continue reading Changing the Face of Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Meet Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator Katherine Painter

Living with Alzheimer’s, even in its earliest stages, can feel isolating. Partaking in early stage memory loss programs, like the ones Katherine Painter assembles, can bring you and your loved ones closer together. To learn about these programs visit our Early Stage Memory Loss Programs page or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 Katherine joined the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter in July 2014 as the Early Stage … Continue reading Meet Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator Katherine Painter