News in Research

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

“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


October 16, 2017

FTD Spotlighted at National Dementia Care Summit

Our community partner, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, gave a voice to the many families dealing with younger-onset FTD dementia, the new FTD Economic Burden Study, and huge research momentum.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders


October 09, 2017

The Tiny Worm Driving UW Alzheimer’s Research

“Powerful.” “Fantastic.” “Cute.” “Rad.” “Far out.” This is how UW Alzheimer's researchers have been overheard talking about the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. Why do they love this 1-mm creature?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


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


September 18, 2017

Native Knowledge

Addressing Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


September 05, 2017

Dancing to Remember

One man's creative quest to support Alzheimer's disease research invites us to take a 'twirl' through the science of brain healthy activities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art