News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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, Dementia-Friendly Community, 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: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


October 10, 2018

Bringing a New Vision of Social Citizenship to Cascadia

A new collaboration between the UW and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver aims to develop dementia-friendly research practices and community programs.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


June 06, 2018

Your Reading List for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

We've put together your June reading list focused on the themes that Governor Jay Inslee lists in this Proclamation.

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


May 29, 2018

Bringing Positive Change to Our Communities

This Changemaker story on Q13 FOX signals growing recognition of Momentia Seattle and the efforts of people living with memory loss, and their loved ones, to stay engaged and active in their communities. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


May 23, 2018

In the Eye of the Beholder

Take a moment to look closely at 'Witnessing,' a piece of art exploring dementia and personhood, as contributed by Genevieve Wanucha of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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


May 08, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Discovery Conference

Topics included the transformative role of hope in dementia caregiving, technology for better and safer living with memory loss, community wellbeing, delirium, dementia with Lewy Bodies, and frontotemporal dementia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


May 07, 2018

Mother’s Day with memory loss or dementia [Video]

Mother's Day is still a reason to celebrate if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one. "She may not remember what you said, but she will remember how you made her feel."

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


May 01, 2018

Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative - Accomplishments to Date

Highlights of recent accomplishments of the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), a public-private partnership committed to implementing the WA State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community


April 20, 2018

Grand Prize in National Dementia-Friendly Photo Contest

For Seattle resident Jean Mills, living with memory loss has been a catalyst to help others – and has catapulted her to national fame!

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, ADRC News