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May 25, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Talks Debut

Michael Reagan shared humanizing portraits of his father President Reagan, the lessons he learned from his family's experience with dementia, and his hopes for research funding.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, ADRC News


May 15, 2017

Families Help in UW’s Search for Early Alzheimer’s Test and Treatment [VIDEO]

A local woman's family experience with Alzheimer's disease inspired her to fund and participate in a research study at UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


May 03, 2017

One Woman’s Way to Inspire Dementia-Friendly Spirit

At 'Rock the House,' local residents came together to allay stigma and empower people living with memory loss.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community


April 24, 2017

This Video Game is Building the Periodic Table of Human Neurons

Citizen scientists are helping UW researchers to create 3D reconstructions of neuron types, speeding up scientific knowledge critical to brain disease cures.

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Categories: Research, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


April 12, 2017

Big Data Scientists, Let’s Get Hacking!

UW's Dan Peterson explains Neurohackweek, an upcoming workshop in data science at the UW eScience Institute. It's an effort to create openly available data-sets for neuroimaging research and replicate more results.

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Categories: Research


April 05, 2017

Worming the Way Through the Maze of Alzheimer’s Biology

Researchers used computers, worms, and brain tissue to identify a multi-gene network at the center of late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


March 15, 2017

A Bipartisan Moment for Medical Research

On invitation of Patty Murray (D-WA), Dr. Thomas Grabowski testified in support of extra NIH federal funding, needed to meet the goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. We bring you important snippets.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


March 07, 2017

Dr. John Ravits Gives an Encouraging Update on Genetic FTD/ALS Treatment

C9ORF72-linked FTD and ALS join the ranks of Huntington's disease and spinal muscular atrophy as targets of groundbreaking antisense oligonucleotide clinical drug trials. Clinicians deal with a genetic testing conundrum.

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


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, ADRC News