By Briana Lee Last month, the largest international meeting on Alzheimer’s disease took place in Chicago, Illinois. As my first conference, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) was an intense and inspiring experience for me. I had the opportunity to learn of cutting-edge research by leading scientists in the biomedical and Alzheimer’s disease research field. I presented my own project investigating how brain imaging may be … Continue reading Highlights from Presenting at AAIC
By Evan Curry Living with Alzheimer’s can be a daunting path for many people after receiving a diagnosis. Some people feel embarrassed, some become fearful, others will try to ignore their disease and attempt to mask their symptoms entirely. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed emotionally after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. While everyone deals with this news differently, it is … Continue reading Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease
Established in 2016, the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) is a coalition of public-private partners committed to preparing Washington State for the growth of the dementia population. The DAC has been a driving force behind many initiatives in Washington State, including but not limited to: Dementia Roadmap Designed to let people impacted by Alzheimer’s know what to expect, the Dementia Roadmap has become a go-to … Continue reading The Dementia Action Collaborative
The Longest Day is fast-approaching, but you still have the opportunity to participate! Need a last minute suggestion? Here are some ways to get involved: Buffalo Wild Wings in Lynnwood is doing an all day give-back on June 21. Print off this ticket and bring it to the restaurant. Does not work at other locations. All three Washington state glassybaby stores will donate 10% … Continue reading How Can You Join The Longest Day?
By Dr. Kristen Childress and Dr. Jonathan Medina The prevalence of Americans living with dementia is expected to increase by 40 percent from 2016 to 2025. This dramatic increase in prevalence will greatly impact our rural communities, as we see an influx of elders living longer in rural communities across the United States. Currently, persons who live in rural communities account for half of un-diagnosed … Continue reading Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas
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
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
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
Editor’s Note: GREAT NEWS! As of June 16, we hit our Match Challenge goal! Thank you to everyone who donated to support a world without Alzheimer’s. To register for the Walk, visit alzwa.org. Joe Tafoya, former Defensive End with the Seattle Seahawks, invites you to join the Walk Challenge this June. Join with teams like Lady 12’s Fighting Alzheimer’s this month to double your impact … Continue reading Join us and Joe Tafoya for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Match Challenge!
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