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Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington dies at Wenatchee hospital

Don Reddington, whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016, died on Tuesday morning (Oct. 2), his wife, Ginger said. “Don passed away peacefully at 10:08 a.m. today at Central Washington Hospital. His family was at his side,” Ginger said in an...
Don Reddington’s next stage

Don Reddington’s next stage

Alzheimer’s disease awareness advocate waits for placement in VA contract facility By Don Nelson The difficult days that Don Reddington and his family knew were coming are here. Reddington — whose courageous public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016 — is waiting for an opening in a...
Reddingtons spread vital message about dementia on statewide ‘Ride4Alzheimers’

Reddingtons spread vital message about dementia on statewide ‘Ride4Alzheimers’

Dad-and-daughter road trip covers 1,300 miles by motorcycle By Don Nelson When the big doors opened at the Pybus Market in Wenatchee and the orange motorcycle and sidecar rolled in, Don Reddington was ready for his long ride to be over. “I’m home,” a grinning Reddington exulted as he climbed from the sidecar with the...
Methow At Home will host dementia workshops at Twisp Valley Grange

Methow At Home will host dementia workshops at Twisp Valley Grange

Methow At Home will host two free workshops on dealing with dementia on July 22 at the Twisp Valley Grange. The workshops will be conducted by Lynn Kister, a certified PAC Trainer (Positive Approach to Care) who lives in Seattle. The workshops, appropriate for anyone who knows someone personally or professionally who is experiencing dementia,...
Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Reddingtons plan motorcycle trip for Alzheimer’s awareness

Donni Reddington, the daughter of Don and Ginger Reddington, is planning a 10-day motorcycle trip around Washington state with her dad this summer to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and she’s looking for help with expenses. Donni Reddington has created a gofundme.com account — www.gofundme.com/ride4alzheimers — to help support the trip. Don Reddington was the subject of “Living With...
Still time to support Reddington Project

Still time to support Reddington Project

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of many people, the fundraising drive to support publication of Living With Alzheimer’s: the Don Reddington Project has generated impressive support. The Methow Valley News plans to publish a magazine-style compilation of the eight articles that Don wrote for the newspaper last year about facing Alzheimer’s and its implications, plus an...
Chapter 8: Reflections on  the project

Chapter 8: Reflections on the project

About one year ago Dr. Raleigh Bowden and I began discussing writing a book about what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). I have been educating myself about Alzheimer’s and talking openly with people about the disease since I received my diagnosis in early 2014. I have found that a lot of people...
Chapter 7: Caring for the person with Alzheimer’s

Chapter 7: Caring for the person with Alzheimer’s

I have Alzheimer’s disease. And while I don’t require a lot of help from my wife, Ginger, now, I know that in time I am going to need help doing lots of things I am used to doing for myself. I will need the help of many caregivers, and I hope they understand the special...
Chapter 6: Facing the stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Chapter 6: Facing the stages of Alzheimer’s disease

After Jerry Bristol and, several years later, I received the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), we both met with Dr. Raleigh Bowden, a volunteer physician who helps people with health and end-of-life issues. We asked what we should expect in each stage of AD, so that we and our families could plan for the future. Learning...
Chapter 5: Is it more than ‘just getting old’? Diagnosis and acceptance of Alzheimer’s

Chapter 5: Is it more than ‘just getting old’? Diagnosis and acceptance of Alzheimer’s

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, you may notice that it takes longer to learn new things; you don’t remember information as well as you once did; or you can’t remember where you put things,...