Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a community driven event. This means that, behind the scenes, a group of incredible volunteers dedicate their time each year to bring us together for the world’s leading event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Both Christyna Hengstler and Amanda McCallum are celebrating their second year on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s SW Washington volunteer … Continue reading The best time to volunteer? Now: Amanda and Christyna’s story.
By Lori Stanton, Alzheimer’s Association Regional Manager Growing up, there were four of us. It never mattered that we didn’t all have the same Mom and Dad; as cousins, we were blood, and that was all we needed. In the earliest years, we didn’t even realize that one of us was a little different than the other three—aside from the obvious, one boy and three … Continue reading My Cousin, Stacy
By Janelle Bretz; edited by Stephanie Foster A hug that’s always with you Veronica Garcia’s love of quilting may be new—she taught herself via YouTube videos at the beginning of the pandemic after buying a sewing machine to make 100 masks—but her love of sewing and giving away her creations as gifts has always been part of her style. The first quilt she made was … Continue reading One Woman’s Journey to Sew a Connection to the Past
Each year, AAIC convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next generation investigators, and the dementia care research community. Continue reading The Latest in Research from this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
By Hudson S. Tyler, Alzheimer’s Association staff ΣΚ Sigma Kappa brings women together through lifelong opportunities for social, intellectual and spiritual development. Members regularly volunteer while they are in college. This mission also goes beyond graduation. Sorority alumnae bring their values for personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty to community service later in life. For 38 years, the Sigma Kappa Sorority puts forward their wild … Continue reading Sorority Involvement Strengthens Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Pacific Northwest
By Stephanie Foster, Alzheimer’s Association staff Family is everything Kelly Hovland, a financial advisor with Edward Jones® in Portland, loved growing up in a large family in the Midwest. When she married her wife, Teresa Schmidt, she joined an even larger family. In fact, it was Teresa’s proclivity toward family that first caught Kelly’s eye. Locally, Kelly and Teresa are raising three children in the … Continue reading Mom’s Legacy of Love: Kelly and Teresa’s Alzheimer’s Story
Alzheimer’s is the only disease I know of where, when it enters your life, you are completely on your own. And we felt very alone when we received the news that Mike had been diagnosed in April of 2014. Continue reading How Mike’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Stole the Love of My Life