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Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska


Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – November 2015

Anchorage, AK – Governor William Walker has proclaimed November 2017 as Alzheimerā€™s Disease Awareness Month for the state of Alaska.

It is estimated that more than 8,000 Alaskans today are living with Alzheimerā€™s disease or related dementias. In 2014 an estimated 33,000 family caregivers provided over $458 million worth of unpaid care in Alaska. ItĀ […]

Alaska’s Adult Protective Services Recognizes Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska with Community Commitment Award

DHSS recognizes Alzheimerā€™s Resource of Alaska for advocacy:Ā  Nonprofit supports Alaskans, their families and caregivers

ANCHORAGEā€” Alaskaā€™s Adult Protective Services unit today presented its Community Commitment Award to Alzheimerā€™s Resource of Alaska for supporting Alaskans with Alzheimerā€™s or related dementia, and their caregivers, family and friends. The nonprofitā€™s services have been increasingly important as the stateā€™s senior population grows at theĀ […]

February 2014’s Winter Workshop

Mark your calendars for February 2014 for winter workshop, the featured speaker will be Teepa Snow ā€“ from Accepting the Challenge.Ā  Presented in Anchorage on February 3, Fairbanks, February 4 and Sitka on February 6.Ā […]

Raising Awareness and Funds for Alaskans with Dementia

Anchorage, AK, May 19, 2013 – Alzheimerā€™s Resource of Alaska and Ā Amblin for Alzheimerā€™s 2013, a walk to support individuals with Alzheimerā€™s disease and related dementia in Alaska. raised approximately $64,000 on May 18. The walk began with food, music, prizes and art activities available for everyone who participated.

This is the largest awareness and fundraising event in the state dedicatedĀ […]

Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s 2013

It’s coming around again! Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013! Mark your calendars and start fundraising, win great prizes and help support the programs and services of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska!

The GRAND PRIZE will be two Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

We want to thank ourĀ  generous sponsors for making Amblin’ possible and for showingĀ […]

November 2012 Writing Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sarah Smith of Fairbanks for taking top prize in our Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Writing Contest.Ā  Read an excerpt from The Weight of Memory below.

“My grandmother sits at the dining table in her small, dimly lit living room. She has just gotten off the phone with my aunt, the widow of her son five years gone. She has beenĀ […]

Research Forum

Alzheimerā€™s Resource of Alaska will be hosting an Alzheimerā€™s Research Forum with Brian W. Edmonds,Ā  Ph.D.,Ā in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks.Ā  Edmonds will discuss the current trends nationally in the research of Alzheimerā€™s as well as relay his own research, carried out at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Juneau November 2012 Research Forum

Fairbanks 2012 Research Forum

Anchorage 2012 Research Forum



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Governor Parnell Proclaims November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Though there is no cure for Alzheimerā€™s, quality care and programs are available and promising developments in research are being made. As November is Alzheimerā€™s Awareness Month Governor Sean Parnell and the Alzheimerā€™s Resource of Alaska encourage all citizens to become educated about the disease, reach out to those living with the repercussions of the disease, encourage and support theĀ […]

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Liz Smith

Care Coordination Supervisor

For more than 8 years, Liz has been working in Care Coordination and focusing her efforts on helping people get onto the Home and Community Based Waiver and working with the in-home folks who do not qualify for the waiver. She has spent a lot of time serving our rural communities.

Liz works with seniors, and with people who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is often inspired by the people she works with for their wisdom, their humor and their ability to overcome obstacles.