To the Editor — April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015

Healthcare

Everyone should have basic medical care

“There’s something sick about healthcare,” by Tom Corrigan, in the April 15, 2015, edition of The Issaquah Press was both informative and inspirational to read.

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Alzheimer’s home planned for Issaquah-Fall City Road

April 28, 2015

The city is reviewing plans to build an Alzheimer’s and memory care community at the intersection of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road and Highlands Drive Northeast.

The home, to be built by Cascadia Development LLC, is proposed for two contiguous parcels covering a total of 6.8 acres.

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Providence Marianwood employee Relays for those who can’t

April 7, 2015

Gloria Pritchett was exposed to cancer very early in life.

Pritchett, an employee at Issaquah’s Providence Marianwood retirement facility, was just 9 when her father was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.

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Alzheimer’s Association support group starts meeting in March

February 16, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 16, 2015

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support?

The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss.

Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Swedish Medical Center – Issaquah Campus, Women’s Center Flex Space, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, starting in March.

Learn more by calling Helen Boyer at 301-0709.

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Still Avis

January 13, 2015

New movie shines new light on old ailment of Alzheimer’s disease

A new movie debuting this weekend is sure to get people talking about an all-too-common disease more and more families are experiencing.

Contributed Avis Lee (left), 82, shares a conspiratorial moment with her great-granddaughter, Lexi Brown, 6, during a lunch at Red Robin. Lee has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and has moved in to assisted care living at Aegis of Issaquah.

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Avis Lee (left), 82, shares a conspiratorial moment with her great-granddaughter, Lexi Brown, 6, during a lunch at Red Robin. Lee has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and has moved in to assisted care living at Aegis of Issaquah.

“Still Alice” stars Julianne Moore as a brilliant professor who experiences the downward spiral of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Search continues for elderly man with Alzheimer’s

December 24, 2013

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NEW — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2013

Police still search for an elderly man who went missing over the weekend.

84-year-old Joseph H Douret, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, left the residence he shares with his wife to buy dinner at a nearby store. Douret has not returned to the home  located near the intersection of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest and West Sunset Way.

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