SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Kites will fly high in the sky Wednesday as people in the Inland Northwest recognize World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.
Millions of families across the country face the challenges that come with Alzheimer’s and although there is not yet a cure, places such as Brighton Court Assisted Living in Spokane Valley have programs that can help.
Their program, called “Expressions,” helps those living with Alzheimer’s focus on memory care through activities and art – with ideas like hand-crafting kites. Organizers said creating art is believed to help slow down the impacts of Alzheimer's.
Organizers also said there are not enough assisted living centers like Brighton to meet the need of those suffering from the disease in our community. Some patients could wait for months before they are seen by a neurologist, organizers said.
If you are interested in showing your support, you can bring out your own kite at 6:15 p.m. to Brighton located at 1308 North Vercler Road in Spokane Valley.
There will also be a walk to support Alzheimer’s research in October happening in Spokane.