Everett Clinic neurologist Dr. Michael Chun has joined the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter.
The Alzheimer's Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Washington State in 1978. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. This Chapter was one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. Today this Chapter serves individuals living with Alzheimer's disease (and related dementias), their families, health care professionals and administrators, and the general public throughout a 23 county service area that runs from the Canadian to the Oregon borders.
Since he’s been in private practice, Dr. Chun has been emphasizing dementia care. His fellowship was in behavioral neurology — mostly the study of dementia — at Columbia University. He researched dementia there and has been interested in the care of patients with dementia ever since.
Dr. Chun earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Washington. He’s board certified in neurology and sleep medicine.
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, The Everett Clinic offers free Family Caregiver Support Groups for people caring for loved ones with dementia in Everett. For more information, see everettclinic.com/classes.