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

Care, Cause and a Cure for Alzheimer’s

By Bob Le Roy  Dear Friends, Alzheimer’s disease is complicated.  It is often said that no two cases are alike.  We often do not know who has it or what causes it.  We cannot prevent it, and we cannot cure it. At the Washington State Chapter, however, our work is really quite simple. Its essence can be found in the three “c”s: care, cause, and … Continue reading Care, Cause and a Cure for Alzheimer’s

On a Mission For Memories

 Fourteen college students are traveling from the Pacific to the Atlantic, 12 of them on bicycles.  Their mission is to share experiences and memories with communities across the country creating a sense of urgency for the Alzheimer’s cause to raise money for a cure. “Alzheimer’s has been around since the 1900s and still no cure or treatment has been found,” said Alec Brown who is … Continue reading On a Mission For Memories

The Strength of Community

  By Carly Wolberg  I find strength in advocating for the cause and in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s—and all the different ways it impacts lives. I also think it benefits the community when we talk about our experiences, what we have learned through it all, and support each other—because without that, we let the disease win. We need to stand together to fight Alzheimer’s and … Continue reading The Strength of Community

Highlights of Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2016

By Genevieve Wanucha,  UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center For Discovery 2016, the 31st Annual Alzheimer’s Regional Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, 625 people joined in for a great day of dementia-related education. Among many experts, UW researchers contributed talks that ranged in topic and scope—dementia that hits the frontal lobes, the heart-brain connection, the need for clinical trial participation, and … Continue reading Highlights of Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2016

Photo Essay: Team #4MOM joins Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By Katie Lamar  Everett AquaSox outfielder Braden Bishop began the #4MOM movement in honor of his mother Suzy, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at 54. Braden has made it his mission to help bring attention to the disease, and with the help of friends, family and teammates led Team #4MOM at the Everett Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You can support Team #4MOM and other Walk to End … Continue reading Photo Essay: Team #4MOM joins Walk to End Alzheimer’s

‘It’s A Devastating Disease’: Myriam Marquez On Living With Alzheimer’s

Jeannie Yandel talks with Myriam Marquez, former Skagit County public defender and Alzheimer’s Association of Washington board member, about how being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease changed her life. Listen to the full interview at KUOW.org.  KUOW is the official Media Partner of the Seattle Town Hall. Learn more about Alzheimer’s policy in Washington state at a Town Hall in your community.  Continue reading ‘It’s A Devastating Disease’: Myriam Marquez On Living With Alzheimer’s

To Fight Alzheimer’s, We Must Invest in Research — Now

By Representative Suzan DelBene Earlier this spring, I heard from local Alzheimer’s advocates in Bothell about the heartbreaking toll the disease takes on millions of families each year. Their stories were powerful and demonstrated the ongoing need to increase federal investments in medical research — a critical step toward saving lives and improving care for those living with Alzheimer’s. I started my career in immunology … Continue reading To Fight Alzheimer’s, We Must Invest in Research — Now