News in Clinical Care

July 26, 2017

Dr. Dirk Keene Comments on Largest Study of CTE in Football Player Brains, KOMO NewsRadio [Full Transcript]

The implications, caveats, and take aways from findings that 99% percent of NFL player donated brains show neurodegenerative disease on autopsy.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, ADRC News


July 12, 2017

Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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


June 22, 2017

What’s the Best Diet for the Aging Brain?

Q&A with Dr. Angela Hanson, who studies how diet and genetics can affect cognition and Alzheimer disease progression

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, 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


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


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


February 02, 2017

Collaborating for Statewide Innovation in Dementia Care Policy

Behind the scenes of our shared effort to improve memory loss care and community opportunities in WA State.

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


January 24, 2017

Agitation Antidote

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

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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, ADRC News