April 20, 2018

Grand Prize in National Dementia-Friendly Photo Contest

For Seattle resident Jean Mills, living with memory loss has been a catalyst to help others – and has catapulted her to national fame!

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


ADRC Awards for Ambitious New Ideas

Learn about the newly funded 2018-2019 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center pilot projects. These one-year projects encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


April 11, 2018

Discovery 2018 Conference Preview - Workshop: Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?

A preview of the workshop to be led by Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, a neurologist and FTD expert at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders


April 09, 2018

Fish Oil and Seafood for Brain Health: What’s the Evidence?

Based on current scientific literature, Dr. Angela Hanson gives a dose of advice on taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements to protect the brain and prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Categories: Research, Food & Diet


April 04, 2018

6 Things We Know about Resilience in Alzheimer’s Disease

How to build a stronger brain, mind, and spirit at any stage of life

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, Food & Diet


April 03, 2018

At UW Medicine, a New Research Center of Excellence for Lewy Body Dementia

A network of 24 medical research centers, including the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, has been formed to enhance research and outreach efforts around Lewy Body dementia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Dementia with Lewy Bodies


March 29, 2018

Omnibus Spending Bill 2018 UPDATE: A Bipartisan Moment for Alzheimer’s Research

In March of last year, it seemed like NIH federal funding for Alzheimer's disease researchers was hanging in the balance, stalled, even while a bipartisan group of senators expressed their desire to support a robust funding increase. Here's what the 2018 spending bill means.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


March 07, 2018

An Extravaganza of Brains Greets Kids at UW Brain Awareness Week Event

The Memory and Brain exhibit at the 2018 UW Brain Awareness Week Open House offered students of all ages a show-and-tell of all the different ways scientists can visualize the human brain and diagnose brain disorders.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


March 06, 2018

Presto Change-O! Neurons in a Dish: A New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

A new stem-cell study suggests that targeting a specific protein trafficking pathway in human cells can fight against the production of Alzheimer's disease pathology.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


February 06, 2018

“One of the World’s First Experts in Neurogenetics”: A Profile of ADRC’s Dr. Tom Bird

A profile in Lancet Neurology marks Dr. Bird's role in the 1980s and 90s in unraveling the genetic secrets behind inherited Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, and opening the UW Medicine Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, where he continues his work to this day.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders