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May 21, 2019

Featured Publications of Spring 2019

Read about current research findings from the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning subjects in neurology, precision medicine, genetic risk, and vascular brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


May 20, 2019

Bridging the Gaps in Asian American Dementia Care

Researchers explore the complex challenges facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in accessing and using dementia healthcare services.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


April 24, 2019

Talk About a Revolution: The Future of Voice Biomarkers in the Neurology Clinic

Researchers can identify health problems using only samples of a patient's voice. Now, neurologists think that voice analysis has the potential to improve diagnosis and care for patients living with diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


March 31, 2019

Highlights of the 2019 Discovery Conference

Alzheimer's vs. Dementia? Getting the Distinction Straight / Dementia Awareness in Primary Care / Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities in British Columbia

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


February 19, 2019

Hope of a Precision Medicine Approach for GBA-linked Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers gain a new understanding of the GBA gene mutation in Parkinson's disease, and see a path to targeted therapeutics.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


February 18, 2019

Discovery Conference 2019 Preview: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will present More than Medications: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss. Learn more about this topic.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


February 01, 2019

A New Film about Alzheimer’s Disease for Local Indigenous Communities

The UW ADRC and Partnerships for Native Health have released an outreach film about Alzheimer’s disease and research for Native American communities. The film was created by Sky Bear Media, a Native American-owned company [Video].

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


January 10, 2019

It’s time to launch a hub for dementia-friendly communities. Will you help us name it?

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center is crowdsourcing inspiration. Our Center will launch a hub for dementia-friendly communities on First Hill, which will house dementia-specific support, education, engagement, and empowerment programs; and much more. First, it needs a name.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


January 04, 2019

Why Congresswoman Jayapal Supports Funding Research and Community Advocacy

Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) has toured the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ ADRC and met families and community members. She writes about how these experiences inform her advocacy of increased research funding in dementia-related studies and caregiver support.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


December 13, 2018

FTD Education Day: Learning, Resources, and an Art Showcase

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center's FTD Education Day offered resources and support for people affected by the leading cause of dementia under 60 years of age.

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