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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,...
Local artists coax beauty from fire

Local artists coax beauty from fire

Sixteen artists who can harness the power of fire and heat to transform ordinary elements such as sand, metal and clay into unalloyed beauty are featured in Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “Fireworks: Clay, Glass, Metal.” The show, curated by ceramic artist Suzi Jennings, celebrates three-dimensional art and a degree of …
Chapter 4: Sharing physical and social activities

Chapter 4: Sharing physical and social activities

If you have a parent, a family member, or a close friend who has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it affects you as much as it affects the patient. It also has an impact on children. Explaining AD in a way that children can understand is difficult. Kids notice a lot more than adults give them credit...
Chapter 3: Explaining Alzheimer’s to Children

Chapter 3: Explaining Alzheimer’s to Children

If you have a parent, a family member, or a close friend who has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it affects you as much as it affects the patient. It also has an impact on children. Explaining AD in a way that children can understand is difficult. Kids notice a lot more than adults give them credit...
Chapter 2: Possible preventative strategies

Chapter 2: Possible preventative strategies

Lifestyle choices related to diet, vitamin supplements and exercise have reduced the risk of many diseases. Could they also slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease? Research studies to identify factors that affect the risk of AD are …
Chapter 1: Issues with communication

Chapter 1: Issues with communication

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting older people. Much has been written about Alzheimer’s, and much of it is available on the Internet. This series is not intended to provide clinical expertise on the disease, rather a personal perspective from the patient’s point of view.
Living with Alzheimer’s, from the patient’s viewpoint

Living with Alzheimer’s, from the patient’s viewpoint

By Laurelle Walsh
Don Reddington is a man with a mission: to help people learn about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the patient, their family and the community. In collaboration with co-author Raleigh Bowden, Reddington is embarking on a series of columns …
Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Copies of The Methow Out My Window, a limited-edition book featuring contributions by many local artists, photographers and writers, will be available in May through the Methow Conservancy. Proceeds from the book will support the Conservancy’s annual operating fund. Only 250 copies of the hand-made, 40-page book will be offered, at a cost of $250...
Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2014

Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2014

Help Beebe Springs Dear Editor: The Beebe Springs Natural Area (BSNA) is a new roadside attraction. The 200-acre site has been purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and its riparian portions have been reworked for salmon habitat, the upland portions sculpted into rolling hills for shrub steppe native plants. I want...
Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Letters to the editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Spread the word Dear Editor: Thanks for the comments on prostate cancer (Sept. 18). It was emailed to me by a friend in the Methow Valley who was recently diagnosed. I went through it in 2005. I have never been able to understand how any medical professional or patient could think that ignorance is preferable...