News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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


April 04, 2018

6 Things We Know about Resilience in Alzheimer’s Disease

How to build a stronger brain, mind, and spirit at any stage of life

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, Food & Diet, ADRC News


January 17, 2018

‘Matter of Fact’: A Poem by Dr. Ron Louie

In the current issue of Neurology, read a poem about witnessing a life-changing diagnosis of brain disease and the "beauty of humane consciousness".

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


November 09, 2017

Beyond Seattle, Residents Bring Dementia-Friendly Initiatives to Their Neighborhoods

“That’s great Seattle has all these dementia-friendly programs, but what about in our area?” It's a common question, so the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center spent the last year developing and testing a model that new communities can use to start their own dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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


September 21, 2017

Garden Walkers

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit, through the lens of the Garden Discovery Walk program in Seattle.

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


July 08, 2017

Ride4Alzheimer’s Live Blog: Stories From the Road

Follow the twists and turns of the father-daughter motorcycle tour to spread positive messages about living with Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


June 16, 2017

Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Food & Diet, ADRC News