Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

October 08, 2019

Why I - And Everybody Else - Loves My 3D Printed Brain

At first, I could not take my eyes off of this 3D brain model, for I know with certainly that it offers a map, perhaps an unreadable one, of my unique traits, weaknesses, and artistic and creative strengths.

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Categories: Research, Art


September 30, 2019

New Resources Equip Budding Dementia Self-Advocates

Across the globe, a growing number of people with dementia are making a difference through self-advocacy, an effort the Alzheimer’s Society defines as “having a voice; being able to represent yourself; being able to express your views and needs.”

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community


July 29, 2019

A Scientist’s Guide to the ‘Exploring Frontiers Symposium: Predicting Biology’ at the Allen Institute

The Allen Institute's 'Exploring Frontiers' July 25th afternoon session featured the latest insights of leading modeling researchers in neuroscience. The talks addressed the theme of "leveraging computation and mathematics to accelerate biological discovery.” Read our summaries of the talks.

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Categories: Research


July 11, 2019

“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia Without Borders Event

At Dementia Without Borders 2019, a diverse crowd gathered at the Canada-US border to celebrate the creativity, advocacy efforts, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders


July 01, 2019

ADRC Awards for Ambitious New Ideas

Learn about the newly funded 2019-2020 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center pilot projects. These one-year projects encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


June 12, 2019

Busting Myths about Alzheimer’s Treatments and Diets

Clinical researchers address pseudoscientific medical claims and dish out evidence-based common sense about lifestyle changes to improve brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Food & Diet


June 04, 2019

Building Bridges with the African American Alzheimer’s Community: Lessons from a National Institute on Aging workshop

Inspired by lessons from last fall's WU Knight ADRC workshop on research participation strategies, our team looked at the challenges that hinder African American participation in brain health research and the work being done to affect the health outcomes of underserved populations.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care


May 23, 2019

Highlights of the MODEL-AD Symposium: TDP-43, Resilience, Stem Cells, Protective Genes and More

ADRC talks spanned human cell models of sporadic Alzheimer's disease, protective genes against dementia, human resilience, machine learning, and the newly recognized role of TDP-43 protein in dementia in older adults.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


May 21, 2019

Featured Publications of Spring 2019

Read about current research findings from the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning subjects in neurology, precision medicine, genetic risk, and vascular brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


May 20, 2019

Bridging the Gaps in Asian American Dementia Care

Researchers explore the complex challenges facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in accessing and using dementia healthcare services.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care