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.

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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