February 02, 2018

The Good News about Alzheimer’s Disease

Thomas Grabowski, director of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ADRC, talks about ongoing trials and interventions. Video and Article

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Food & Diet

January 17, 2018

‘Matter of Fact’: A Poem by Dr. Ron Louie

In the current issue of Neurology, read a poem about witnessing a life-changing diagnosis of brain disease and the "beauty of humane consciousness".

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art

January 05, 2018

Transforming Dementia Care and Planning

Barak Gaster, MD, has spent 20 years developing meaningful solutions for prevalent and difficult issues in primary care. Now he is preparing family physicians to better identify signs of cognitive decline, fully engage in dementia care, and help everyone plan for future medical decisions.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A

January 03, 2018

New imaging method to help untangle role of tau in brain diseases

With a newly available brain imaging technique, UW researchers of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and FTD, will be able to embark on several new projects.

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Categories: Therapeutic Pipeline Project, Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders

December 08, 2017

Keeping Him in the Game of Life

Monte Strohl, a MBWC patient who participates in speech language therapy at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, wants to help medical students understand the value of this approach for people living with primary progressive aphasia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders

November 30, 2017

Scientists, Could you Explain Your Research to Kids?

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) held an outreach event geared towards helping scientists and graduate students to communicate their science at different levels of complexity.

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Categories: Research

November 13, 2017

Bill Gates is “Digging Deep” Into Alzheimer’s Disease

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has had enormous success in reducing childhood morality, partly in collaboration with UW health metrics researchers. Now, Gates is hoping to make a difference in Alzheimer's disease worldwide by investing in innovative research.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine

November 09, 2017

Beyond Seattle, Residents Bring Dementia-Friendly Initiatives to Their Neighborhoods

“That’s great Seattle has all these dementia-friendly programs, but what about in our area?” It's a common question, so the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center spent the last year developing and testing a model that new communities can use to start their own dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community

“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A

October 24, 2017

Opening a Dialogue about Dementia

The UW ADRC outreach team aims to bring culturally responsive clinical care and avenues to research participation to urban Native American communities.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine