Meet Kenny Alhadeff, the 2018 Seattle Walk Chair

We’re excited to introduce Kenny Alhadeff as our 2018 Seattle Walk Chair! Kenny brings invaluable leadership experience to his new role as Chair of the Walk Planning Committee, which oversees execution of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Seattle. He joins in the fight against Alzheimer’s as a way to honor his mother, who died from the disease. “It is my honor and privilege to … Continue reading Meet Kenny Alhadeff, the 2018 Seattle Walk Chair

Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association relies on volunteers nationwide to support our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the talented, caring volunteers who contribute to our mission by delivering programs, funding research and supporting people affected by Alzheimer’s. We send our heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and invite you to learn more about how you can volunteer and … Continue reading Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter

Discovery 2018: Dementia Care in Rural Areas

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

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 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

Washington and Northern Idaho on The Longest Day

This year, over 50 teams from Washington and Northern Idaho participated in The Longest Day. We thank everyone who did something they love for those affected by Alzheimer’s! Generation End Alzheimer’s     Running for Wayne Alpha Kappa Alpha – Delta Upsilon Omega “Light the Park” – glassybaby     Longview Bridge Club     Kendra Scott      Did you participate in The Longest Day in … Continue reading Washington and Northern Idaho on The Longest Day

Join us and Joe Tafoya for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Match Challenge!

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!

Save the Dates for the 2017 Walks to End Alzheimer’s

We hope you join us for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You have 16 chances to help us create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Where will we find you this fall? Register to help us find the first survivor of Alzheimer’s! Bremerton, WA 09/16/2017 Coeur d’Alene, ID 09/30/2017 Everett, WA 09/30/2017 Kennewick, WA 09/09/2017 Longview, WA 09/23/2017 Moses Lake, WA 09/16/2017 Mt. Vernon, WA 09/23/2017 … Continue reading Save the Dates for the 2017 Walks to End Alzheimer’s

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