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.

The Challenges in Securing Funding for Alzheimer’s Drug Research

The Challenges in Securing Funding for Alzheimer’s Drug Research

Alzheimer’s disease presents researchers with a number of challenges, from the difficulties in early detection and treatment to the trouble in securing adequate funding for research. The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), whose “mission is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s,” provides seed funding for early-stage research at […]

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How a Virtual Reality Forest Helps Alzheimer’s Patients

How a Virtual Reality Forest Helps Alzheimer’s Patients

Interactive video game technology is being developed to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia, and a new crowdfunding project aims to raise $90,000 to help bring this tranquil virtual environment to aged care facilities around the world. As any caretaker of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can attest, the disease robs […]

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A Journey In Caregiving for a Mother with Alzheimer’s

A Journey In Caregiving for a Mother with Alzheimer’s

Stephen Hoag, PhD, has worn many hats- from teacher, to innovator, to coach- for more than 35 years. Now, he is also an author of a new book entitled: A Son’s Handbook: Bringing up Mom with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Dr. Hoag’s mother was already suffering from dementia when his dad passed away suddenly. He was immediately confronted with the […]

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Leading the Fight: Nantz National Alzheimer Center

Leading the Fight: Nantz National Alzheimer Center

Since its inception in 2011, the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC) has become a world-renowned referral center, treating thousands of patients each year. Its goal: slow memory loss progression and improve the quality of life for every patient. We had the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Axline, LCSW, a supervisory clinical social worker at NNAC […]

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