October 11, 2012
Alzheimer's group here sees increase in requests
Staff members at the Alzheimer's Association Inland Northwest Chapter in Spokane say they are seeing a rise in demand for support services and information in recent years, in part because of better awareness and diagnosis of the disease.
-- Journal of Business
April 26, 2012
Diagnosis devastates families
Keeping track of hundreds of details was all in a day’s work for Amy Shives. For 27 years she served at Spokane Community College as a nursing/allied health counselor. She juggled student appointments, class schedules and financial information with ease – until suddenly it was no longer easy.
November 17, 2011
Company's coming! Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer's disease
The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging. Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging. If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor.
December 05, 2010
Longtime Christmas Bureau volunteers look to help others
When the Christmas Bureau opens Thursday, longtime volunteers Carol and Karl Speltz won’t be there. Recipients won’t visit with Karl at the ID table. They won’t see Carol checking that all is running well, as she did in 2007 and 2008, when she co-chaired the whole thing.
October 20, 2010
Alzheimer's Association awards grant to WSU to test new intervention
Researchers at Washington State University have received a $320,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to test a novel intervention for the treatment of individuals with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
-- Washington State University News Service
July 29, 2010
Love amid challenges of Alzheimer's disease
For Elaine Thrush, Alzheimer’s disease has become a cruel coda to a love story that took almost 50 years to begin.
September 04, 2007
Supporting the caregiver
Those who provide help to ill, elderly must watch for stress, fatigue.
July 12, 2007
Hitting the brain gym
Use it or lose it. That's the message experts are giving to seniors and baby boomers regarding the importance of "exercising" the brain to fend off memory loss.
-- Journal of Business
June 26, 2007
The Elder Maze: Take first steps in treating dementia
A children's song from the CD "Kid Pan Alley" could become an anthem to an increasing number of Americans who have dementia.
November 10, 2006
Dementia patient IDs give peace of mind
There's a reason so few people are signed up for the Safe Return program sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association in the Inland Northwest. And it has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the project that helps locate dementia sufferers when they wander.