News in Clinical Care

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, Risk Factors


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


February 10, 2017

‘With Us Every Step of the Way:’ A Tribute

Andrew McCormick, a social worker at Harborview Medical Center for the last 23 years, acts as a guide for families after a dementia diagnosis. Upon his retirement, we reflect on the real difference he's made in people's lives and his contributions to his clinic team.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Profiles, Wellbeing


January 24, 2017

Agitation Antidote

An effective medication is finally getting its due in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Wellbeing


September 20, 2016

Highlights of the 2016 UW Elder Friendly Futures Conference

The event featured transformative views on clinical care in geriatrics and neurology, research, and creative community improvements.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Brain Imaging


August 30, 2016

Gene Wilder Draws Attention to Alzheimer’s and Stigma

After news of Gene Wilder's death, UW clinical researchers talked with media outlets about the future of Alzheimer disease treatment and the costs of stigma

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Wellbeing


July 15, 2016

UW Elder Friendly Futures - A Teaser

Learn about our work at this unique conference on healthy aging, dementia, and community transformation. September 15 - 16

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Wellbeing


July 05, 2016

When Theatre and Neuroscience Collide

Behind the scenes of 'A Few Things Remain,' our play about memory, family, and dementia for Infinity Box Theatre's Centrifuge.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Wellbeing


April 19, 2016

Highlights of Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2016

Talks by UW experts addressed frontotemporal dementia, the unique needs of LGBTQ baby boomers, and the need for clinical trial participation.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Risk Factors, Wellbeing


April 07, 2016

Momentum for an Alzheimer’s Economic Plan

The Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures 2016 gives an eye-opening look at the financial impact on families who care for a loved one with dementia.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Wellbeing