March 15, 2017

A Bipartisan Moment for Medical Research

On invitation of Patty Murray (D-WA), Dr. Thomas Grabowski testified in support of extra NIH federal funding, needed to meet the goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. We bring you important snippets.

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Categories: Research, Brain Imaging, Precision Medicine

March 07, 2017

Dr. John Ravits Gives an Encouraging Update on Genetic FTD/ALS Treatment

C9ORF72-linked FTD and ALS join the ranks of Huntington's disease and spinal muscular atrophy as targets of groundbreaking antisense oligonucleotide clinical drug trials. Clinicians deal with a genetic testing conundrum.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors

March 02, 2017

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 - A Sneak Peek

On April 7th, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center will join other experts to shed light on research progress, dementia-inclusive community engagement, and non-Alzheimer's disease dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community

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, Wellbeing

February 02, 2017

Collaborating for Statewide Innovation in Dementia Care Policy

Behind the scenes of our shared effort to improve memory loss care and community opportunities in WA State.

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January 24, 2017

Agitation Antidote

An effective medication is finally getting its due in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Wellbeing

January 19, 2017

Presto-Change-o! Neurons in A Dish

Human-derived stem cell technology promises to accelerate the search for Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors

December 30, 2016

Encore of the Art of Alzheimer’s

Come see this pioneering exhibit of thought-provoking art by vibrant people with memory loss or dementia.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Wellbeing

November 10, 2016


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, Risk Factors

October 24, 2016

In a Worm, the Kraemer Lab Studies the Early Signs of Human Brain Disease

New clues to what kicks off neurodegeneration

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors