News in Dementia-Friendly Community

June 29, 2020

Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


June 28, 2020

A Voice For Seattle’s Seniors

Today, we celebrate Brenda Charles-Edwards, a local businesswoman, senior advocate, and Dementia Champion.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Social Determinants of Health, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


May 12, 2020

Wicked Diseases, Advocacy, and Gifts, Oh My! 

My Journey from Disease into Advocacy powered by P.R.I.S.M and P.U.S.H. By community member Kevin Kvarda 

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


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


December 03, 2019

Villages, Town Square Day Care, and Smart Homes:  New Models of Dementia Residences Around the World

Families caring for persons with dementia need all the support they can get, but their options are often limited to conventional care homes or facilities. For the person with dementia, this arrangement restricts their ability to engage with the community. The idea of being truly independent and living with dignity after diagnosis is quickly gaining attention, with innovations emerging around the world.

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


September 30, 2019

New Resources Equip Budding Dementia Self-Advocates

Across the globe, a growing number of people with dementia are making a difference through self-advocacy, an effort the Alzheimer’s Society defines as “having a voice; being able to represent yourself; being able to express your views and needs.”

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


July 11, 2019

“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia Without Borders Event

At Dementia Without Borders 2019, a diverse crowd gathered at the Canada-US border to celebrate the creativity, advocacy efforts, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


March 31, 2019

Highlights of the 2019 Discovery Conference

Alzheimer's vs. Dementia? Getting the Distinction Straight / Dementia Awareness in Primary Care / Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities in British Columbia

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine, 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


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