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September is World Alzheimer's Month

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.
-- Spokesman-Review

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.
-- Spokesman-Review

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.
-- Spokesman-Review

September 04, 2007

Supporting the caregiver

Those who provide help to ill, elderly must watch for stress, fatigue.
-- Spokesman-Review

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.
-- Spokesman-Review

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.
-- Spokesman-Review



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