Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

August 15, 2018

Highlights and Photos: Adult Changes in Thought Symposium 2018

August 13-14th, researchers from around the country shared updates on research that leverages data from the UW/Kaiser Permanente ACT study on brain health and dementia.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


August 07, 2018

Clinical MRI Brain Scans Will Enrich the Adult Changes in Thought Study Data Resource

The ACT Imaging Records Project, made possible by a new NIA grant, extends the research potential of Seattle's long-running study of aging.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research


August 06, 2018

Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Researchers in the UW Department of Pathology are developing accurate, low cost, non-invasive biomarker tools to enable routine early detection and precise diagnosis.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


July 12, 2018

Our Alzheimer’s Study and the AAIC

Briana Lee of the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center writes about the use of brain imaging to discover a non-invasive biomarker for early Alzheimer’s disease, to make prevention possible.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


July 10, 2018

Questions swirl around CTE brain disease and research

Is there a link between CTE and head trauma? What is the effect of CTE on behavior and suicide risk? Can CTE be diagnosed in living people? ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene has the answers. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine


June 26, 2018

The Herpes Virus - Alzheimer’s Link: A Q&A with Dr. Christine Johnston

A virologist's perspective on the possible link between common herpes viruses and Alzheimer's disease - and what it means for our health.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine


June 07, 2018

‘We Lobe You’

Researchers have created a way to express gratitude to research participants using personal brain scan data

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Categories: Research, Art


June 06, 2018

Your Reading List for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

We've put together your June reading list focused on the themes that Governor Jay Inslee lists in this Proclamation.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 29, 2018

Bringing Positive Change to Our Communities

This Changemaker story on Q13 FOX signals growing recognition of Momentia Seattle and the efforts of people living with memory loss, and their loved ones, to stay engaged and active in their communities. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community


May 23, 2018

In the Eye of the Beholder

Take a moment to look closely at 'Witnessing,' a piece of art exploring dementia and personhood, as contributed by Genevieve Wanucha of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders