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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


December 04, 2018

Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients into 6 subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease based on genetic differences, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


November 28, 2018

‘The Wonderful Awareness of Living’: Poems by David Leek

David Leek, a community member, invites us to read his poems written after a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease: It's All Good / The Feast of Life

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


November 02, 2018

Dementia Friends Comes to Washington State

Learn how you can become a 'Dementia Friend'! The UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center is working to implement a public awareness anti-stigma campaign focusing on dementia and working to remove the stigma that people and their care partners face as symptoms progress.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News