News in FTD Disorders

November 05, 2018

“Let’s Bring Dementia Out of the Shadows.”

Inspired by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Barak Gaster of the UW MBWC argues that diagnosing early-stage memory loss can improve patients' quality of life in meaningful ways. Read his Op-Ed in the Seattle Times.

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


July 10, 2018

Questions swirl around CTE brain disease and research

Is there a link between CTE and head trauma? What is the effect of CTE on behavior and suicide risk? Can CTE be diagnosed in living people? ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene has the answers. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


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, Parkinson’s Disease/ 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 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 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


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


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