Sara

Mark Holtzen is a Seattle author whose mother-in-law, Sara, lives with Alzheimer’s disease. When the day came that Sara was moving into an assisted living facility, Mark’s wife, Carolyn, and her siblings were coordinating the move. While Carolyn and her siblings were packing up Sara’s belongings, Mark and Sara spent the day together in Seattle. Mark noticed how Sara was handling the weight of the … Continue reading Sara

Highlights from Presenting at AAIC

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

Our Alzheimer’s Study and AAIC

By Briana Lee One of the most unique cognitive abilities of humans is our ability to form memories and to learn. If a computer were to encounter something (i.e. sound), there must be a set of complex algorithms ready to analyze and categorize the sound, so it can be made into useful data. While there have been impressive strides in the fields of artificial intelligence … Continue reading Our Alzheimer’s Study and AAIC

The Dementia Action Collaborative

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

Photos from Discovery 2018

NOTE: Discovery 2019 is now March 8. Thank you to everyone who made Discovery 2018 a success, including photographer Kailee Powers. Check out some of her photos from the day. We hope to see you in 2019! Continue reading Photos from Discovery 2018

Alzheimer’s – Why Finding a Cure is Important to Me

By Noah Hummel My name is Noah Hummel. I’m a senior at Peninsula High School and a member of HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. I’m very interested in the medical field and wanted to do a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. My … Continue reading Alzheimer’s – Why Finding a Cure is Important to Me

Harnessing the Future of Medicine

Editor’s Note: State and National efforts to combat Alzheimer’s will be discussed at our Town Hall series starting in October. Raise your voice, attend a Town Hall near you! By Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Medicine is changing rapidly. Innovations in precision medicine, immunotherapy, population health and genomics are dramatically transforming the outlook for hundreds of heartbreaking conditions — including Alzheimer’s. But to harness the full potential … Continue reading Harnessing the Future of Medicine

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