Mark Huntsman

About Mark Huntsman

Find the story and tell it. In both his professional and creative work, Mark Huntsman's passion is finding the singular story that connects readers and ideas. A seasoned copywriter with a love for writing about the nonprofit world, Mark received his MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University, and recently completed his first novel. For more information, please visit: http://markhuntsman.com/

5 Myths About Natural Supplements for Alzheimer’s

5 Myths About Natural Supplements for Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: July 23, 2019 The health of the human brain is impacted by diet, but do products like herbs and other natural supplements affect its health? The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) explains to us the impact that natural supplements have on the brain, and if any have been shown to be effective in fighting the effects […]

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Using the Montessori Method for Dementia

Using the Montessori Method for Dementia

Last Updated: February 20, 2019 The Montessori Method is well-known for being used to successfully engage children, but it’s also an approach that’s gaining traction with caregivers of parents and senior loved ones with dementia. While it’s still a new idea, there is already evidence that the Montessori Method can reduce anxiety for people with dementia by […]

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Presence Care Project: A New Approach for Dementia Caregivers

Presence Care Project: A New Approach for Dementia Caregivers

Many forms of job training out there focus exclusively on the skills involved. Where caretaking is concerned, however, that’s not nearly enough — the job is so stressful, and skills alone don’t ease the burden. Enter the Presence Care approach. Learn more about this new approach for dementia caregivers. Facts about Dementia Caregivers All forms of […]

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8 Brain-Training Games for Memory

8 Brain-Training Games for Memory

We live in a world where it’s perfectly normal to have a laptop on your desk, a tablet in your bag and a smart phone in your pocket. When you’re in the mood to play a game, you can — all you have to do is open an app and start playing. Brain-training games capitalize […]

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6 Best Ways to Stimulate Memories through Photos

6 Best Ways to Stimulate Memories through Photos

A great part of our personal identities comes from knowing where we are on the timeline of our lives. When you start to lose your memory, you start to lose your sense of yourself. Though, there are ways to stimulate the mind when living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Learn more about the 6 best […]

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Breaking New Ground with Dementia-Friendly Farming

Breaking New Ground with Dementia-Friendly Farming

Momentia Seattle is a community focused on creating a “new” Alzheimer’s disease and dementia story — one apart from fear and isolation. The organization focuses on empowering people with dementia in the Northwest and helping them live in the moment through dementia-friendly activities. Learn more about their incredible work and opportunities for people living with dementia, […]

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A Caregiver’s Story: A Man’s Love for His Granddaughter

A Caregiver’s Story: A Man’s Love for His Granddaughter

From the time she was in college, Christine Zimmerman was the primary caregiver for her grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Now, she’s written a moving book about the decade in her life called “Beyond Forgetting.”  We had the pleasure of speaking with her about her experiences as caretaker, the remarkable man her grandfather was, and the […]

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Faces of Alzheimer’s: Driving Awareness Through Photos

Faces of Alzheimer’s: Driving Awareness Through Photos

Photographer Diane Beals started her “Faces of Alzheimer’s” project after her father was diagnosed with the disease. Working with the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon, she takes portraits of patients, with remarkable results — family members often tell her, “You captured something I haven’t seen in a while.” We talked to Diane about her photography, the […]

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