News in Profiles

June 03, 2020

Aging with Pride: IDEA - An Interview with UW Professor Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen

This interview explores the creation of the first ever dementia intervention tailored to address the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults living with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Profiles, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


May 21, 2020

Sweeping Aside the Clouds: The Wisdom behind Indigenizing Evidence-Based Health Programs for Elders

Becky Bendixen is a Tribal Program Specialist at the Northwest Regional Council and the co-creator of the health intervention program Wisdom Warriors. She generously shares the story driving her passion to improve the health and wellbeing of Elders and of Native communities more broadly. It is one of heartbreak, healing, and the power of connecting to Unangam traditional culture and dance.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Art, Profiles, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


November 25, 2019

Food for Thought: Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge about Healthy Eating

An ADRC Interview with Valerie Segrest, a member of the Muckleshoot Nation and leading voice in tribal food sovereignty, about her approach to traditional foods and how to harness the power of food to improve health, longevity, and spirit.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, Food & Diet, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


February 06, 2018

“One of the World’s First Experts in Neurogenetics”: A Profile of ADRC’s Dr. Tom Bird

A profile in Lancet Neurology marks Dr. Bird's role in the 1980s and 90s in unraveling the genetic secrets behind inherited Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, and opening the UW Medicine Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, where he continues his work to this day.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


December 08, 2017

Keeping Him in the Game of Life

Monte Strohl, a MBWC patient who participates in speech language therapy at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, wants to help medical students understand the value of this approach for people living with primary progressive aphasia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


July 03, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. George Martin

The UW Department of Pathology celebrated Dr. Martin, the founder of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. At age 90, he still studies the mechanisms of brain aging and champions young scientists.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Profiles, 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


November 10, 2016

Neurotransmissions

This UW Medicine newsletter features our clinical approach to dementia and new work in the Alzheimer's disease research.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Profiles, ADRC News


February 19, 2016

Mindfulness as Medicine

Neuropsychologist Dr. Kris Rhoads' work in the memory loss clinic harnesses the power of mindfulness meditation to re-wire the brain and decrease stress

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Categories: Clinical Care, Profiles