News in Dementia-Friendly Community

May 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


May 27, 2021

Highlights of the 2021 Discovery Conference: What Is MCI?

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, Associate Professor of UW Neurology and neuropsychologist at the MBWC, laid out the complex landscape of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), including options for evidence-based prevention and treatment, in a thorough overview for health care professionals.

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


May 07, 2021

Building a Culturally Engaging Brain Health Program for African American Communities, One Step at a Time

The SHARP study aims to forestall memory loss through walking and reminiscing in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, led by Raina Croff, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Now, we are working with an amazing team to pilot the program in Seattle!

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Social Determinants of Health, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


April 22, 2021

A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Profiles, Art, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


March 24, 2021

Dementia-Friendly Activities – Virtually!

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of opportunities for people with memory loss and their families to stay socially, physically and cognitively active has shifted dramatically. Read about how the MBWC shifted events to a virtual format and how everyone can now access local virtual dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


January 25, 2021

On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity: You’re Invited

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center joins the Frye Art Museum and Aging Wisdom in presenting "On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity," a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Memory Hub, ADRC News


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, 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, 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, Community Champions, 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, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, ADRC News, Memory Hub