News in Clinical Care

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.

Read More

Categories: Research, Clinical Care, 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

Read More

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


May 08, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Discovery Conference

Topics included the transformative role of hope in dementia caregiving, technology for better and safer living with memory loss, community wellbeing, delirium, dementia with Lewy Bodies, and frontotemporal dementia.

Read More

Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, Dementia with Lewy Bodies


May 07, 2018

Mother’s Day with memory loss or dementia [Video]

Mother's Day is still a reason to celebrate if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one. "She may not remember what you said, but she will remember how you made her feel."

Read More

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


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

Read More

Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders


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

Read More

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.

Read More

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


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.

Read More

Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders


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".

Read More

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.

Read More

Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A