A Reason for Hope

A REASON FOR HOPE - Time takes on new meanings after diagnosis

Time is a noun meaning "duration, era, period, age; space of time at one's disposal; season, proper time."

A REASON TO HOPE - Gala marks spring's entrance for advocate

Spring made its official entrance March 20. I don't know about you, but I am just beginning to smell and feel the signs of spring.

A REASON TO HOPE - Gathering of Alzheimer's advocates a look back, ahead

It is hard to believe it has only been five months since I started writing this column, A Reason to Hope. You have been following my personal and professional journey with Alzheimer's disease; the reason continues to grow for hope in finding a cure and fo

A REASON TO HOPE - Your voice can make a difference in Alzheimer's efforts

Each day provides a new opportunity for me to learn something about Alzheimer's and the other types of dementia. I am fortunate to have a job that provides the opportunity to share my new discoveries.This is only one of the reasons that there is urgency t

Alzheimer's experience reaches watershed

This particular article will be taking me off the original path/plan. My personal journey with Alzheimer's dementia has gone full circle with the passing of my beloved husband, Ray Pierce, on Dec. 10. After a journey of some 20 years, the outside number o

Dementia education starts with safety

We have started our journey together. I was filled with a mixture of emotions as I heard from many of you; thankful for the opportunity to provide awareness of the Alzheimer's Association-Inland Northwest Chapter, yet overwhelmed and saddened by the need

To tell of coping with disease, let's start in middle

Where do I start? It's a question that most of us ask more than once in our lifetime. It may stem from a newly discovered goal, a desire to further our education, daunting task or a change in one of life's seasons. Most times we choose to ask where do I