Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

October 16, 2017

FTD Spotlighted at National Dementia Care Summit

Our community partner, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, gave a voice to the many families dealing with younger-onset FTD dementia, the new FTD Economic Burden Study, and huge research momentum.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders


October 09, 2017

The Tiny Worm Driving UW Alzheimer’s Research

“Powerful.” “Fantastic.” “Cute.” “Rad.” “Far out.” This is how UW Alzheimer's researchers have been overheard talking about the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. Why do they love this 1-mm creature?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


September 21, 2017

Garden Walkers

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


September 18, 2017

Native Knowledge

Addressing Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


September 05, 2017

Dancing to Remember

One man's creative quest to support Alzheimer's disease research invites us to take a 'twirl' through the science of brain healthy activities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art


July 26, 2017

Dr. Dirk Keene Comments on Largest Study of CTE in Football Player Brains, KOMO NewsRadio [Full Transcript]

The implications, caveats, and take aways from findings that 99% percent of NFL player donated brains show neurodegenerative disease on autopsy.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, FTD Disorders


July 12, 2017

Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine


July 08, 2017

Ride4Alzheimer’s Live Blog: Stories From the Road

Follow the twists and turns of the father-daughter motorcycle tour to spread positive messages about living with Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community


July 03, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. George Martin

The UW Department of Pathology celebrated Dr. Martin, the founder of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. At age 90, he still studies the mechanisms of brain aging and champions young scientists.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Profiles


June 22, 2017

What’s the Best Diet for the Aging Brain?

Q&A with Dr. Angela Hanson, who studies how diet and genetics can affect cognition and Alzheimer disease progression

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Food & Diet