Taking care of each other: Mac & Kathryn

Mac and Kathryn are a couple based out of Spokane. Kathryn is living with dementia and Mac is her full-time caregiver. The following is the story of their journey together with dementia. Mac met his wife Kathryn in Seattle on Dec. 8, 2006. Kathryn answered a Craigslist ad Mac had placed, looking for friendship. The pair quickly became friends. “I found a great friend, and … Continue reading Taking care of each other: Mac & Kathryn

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

Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This fall, join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. Register today for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Continue reading Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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

Marketing, Princeton & Amazon: How Mom Brought Us Together

By Carly Wolberg My mom abandoned her highly successful marketing career to dedicate her life to my dad. It is one of the most selfless and caring acts I’ll ever know. I know I’m not privy to all the things that my mom did for my dad and I know that I’ll never full understand what my mom went through in the three years she … Continue reading Marketing, Princeton & Amazon: How Mom Brought Us Together

Remember to Dance

Joe Bahr works tirelessly to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s since the 2008 passing of his brother Marty from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  “People should know the mental benefits of square dancing,” said Joe. “I also want to raise money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.” Joe created RememberToDance.org and the Annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Dance to reach both those goals. This year, the Benefit Dance will be … Continue reading Remember to Dance

Gratitude

  by Cary Ulrich On this journey of caring for my beautiful wife with Alzheimer’s I have learned many things about life; what is most important, how to love in a deeper way than I ever knew, to see her on a deeper level at the core of her very being and to connect at the very deepest of the emotional part of her. I … Continue reading Gratitude

Touched By Alzheimer’s: Accepting the inevitable

By Devin Heilman, originally published in the Coeur d’Alene Press. This is the third in a three-part series that explores the lives of families touched by Alzheimer’s. This incurable and frightening “silent epidemic” affects many people in our community, from the patients losing themselves to the loved ones who watch them slowly disappear. As Barbara Powers walked through her Coeur d’Alene home, she pointed out … Continue reading Touched By Alzheimer’s: Accepting the inevitable

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