News from November 2018

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: ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


Personal Experiences with Lewy Body Dementia

Jean Rough shares her personal experience with a difficult diagnosis and the struggles, sources of support, and daily life strategies found along the way.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


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, 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: ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community