News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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


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


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


June 16, 2017

Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Food & Diet


April 17, 2017

Highlights of the 2017 Discovery Conference

The day featured new perspectives on memory loss, research updates, dementia-friendly community building, and advances in treating aging veterans with PTSD.

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


March 02, 2017

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 - A Sneak Peek

On April 7th, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center will join other experts to shed light on research progress, dementia-inclusive community engagement, and non-Alzheimer's disease dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community


February 02, 2017

Collaborating for Statewide Innovation in Dementia Care Policy

Behind the scenes of our shared effort to improve memory loss care and community opportunities in WA State.

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


December 30, 2016

Encore of the Art of Alzheimer’s

Come see this pioneering exhibit of thought-provoking art by vibrant people with memory loss or dementia.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art