News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 29, 2018

Bringing Positive Change to Our Communities

This Changemaker story on Q13 FOX signals growing recognition of Momentia Seattle and the efforts of people living with memory loss, and their loved ones, to stay engaged and active in their communities. [VIDEO]

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Categories: 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

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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.

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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."

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


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


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


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


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