Common Questions

What are the latest Alzheimer’s Advocacy Advancements in Oregon?

This has been quite a year for advances in Alzheimer's Advocacy in Oregon.  As a review, in 2012, the State Plan for Azlheimer's Disease in Oregon outlined 5 areas of focus: Goal 1: Enhance Public Awareness and Engagement A. Increase public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, and how to access resources that help those impacted by the disease. B. Create a website that provides a single...

What does a Geriatric Care Manager do?

A Geriatric Care Manager is educated, tested and certified to help people navigate the transitions involved in aging.  Each person's journey is different, so no two paths look exactly the same.  The GCM first learns who the person is and what is important to them.  In this process, he/she identifies where the stumbling blocks are to attaining the life that best fits them at this age and stage.  The...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: What is your Reason?

Everyone has a reason to end Alzheimer's.  Think about what your reason is, then sign up to join our walk.  You can register your own team or join mine, Spirit of Support.  Or you can do a fund raiser or make a donation.  You make a difference! From The Alzheimer's Association Website, alz.org ABOUT WALK The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to...

What is your personal experience with Alzheimer’s Disease? Part 1

Marya's Personal Experience with Alzheimer's Disease The following is how I addressed my fellow walkers at the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease: As owner of Power of the Heart, as a Star-C consultant, and as a support group facilitator, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and work with many you in my professional capacities. Today, like Dr. Villenueva said, I’ll be sharing...

My husband with Alzheimer’s Disease doesn’t recognize me…What should I do?

This is a sad but common situation. Most people quickly learn that trying to convince a loved one of your significance in their life only leads to frustration and an increased sense of loss and hopelessness.  Recalling events or decisions only the two of you would know about may be a nice way to reminisce, but expecting this process to result in your loved one realizing that you are the person...