Project ECHO® Dementia

Welcome to the Memory and Brain Wellness Center's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Hosted at the Memory Hub, Project ECHO Dementia is a learning model in which front-line care providers from around WA State meet in a web-based virtual conference room with an interdisciplinary panel of experts in memory loss and dementia. A brief 15-minute didactic is followed by an hour of case-based learning where everyone at the table is both a teacher and a learner.

All Primary and Allied care providers are welcome. If you support patients living with memory loss or dementia, there is a place for you at the table. To find out more or to sign up, please contact Samantha Lafontaine, Program Coordinator:



How Do I Participate?

To sign up or subscribe to our ECHO mailing list, please contact Samantha Lafontaine, Program Coordinator:

Already a Participant?

 Sign up to Deliver a Case Presentation at an upcoming ECHO session

View Archive of Project ECHO® Dementia Presentations

 Didactics Schedule - June - December 2023

June 23Post-operative delirium: best practices for prevention & management. Presenter: Hilary Wang, MD, Neurohospitalist | Quality Lead, Swedish Health Services 

July 14Legal Planning for Families with a Dementia Diagnosis. Presenter: Meredith Grigg, Attorney at Northwest Justice Project

July 28: Alzheimer's Association Resources. Erica Farrell, Sr. Clinical Manager, Alzheimer's Association

August 25: Speech and Language challenges and treatments. Presenter: Michelle Scheff, SLP

September 8Addiction and Dementia. Presenter: Stephen Suppoyo, MD, Specialist in Addiction Medicine, Swedish

September 22: Decision Making Capacity in Dementia. Presenter: Kris Rhoads, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

October 13The Dementia Caregiver. Presenter: Karen Hayes RN, Family Care Partner

October 27Dementia and Sleep. Presenter: Lina Fine MD, MPhil, PLLC

November 17State Plan Update. Presenter: Lynne Korte

December 8: Women's Brain Health. Presenter: Nancy Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN, Neurologist, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, UW Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, UW ECHO Co-Lead


Didactics, case discussions & ongoing mentoring help participants master:

> Best practices around prevention and risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, communicating a diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, deprescribing, management of comorbidities and behavioral symptoms.

> Billing code accuracy to ensure efficient documentation and appropriate compensation.

> Advance care planning guidelines, managing care transitions, family resources & supports.



Our interdisciplinary team of specialists

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD. Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

Nancy Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN. Neurologist, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

Karen Clay, MSW. Clinical Social Worker, Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW

Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD. Neurologist, Associate Professor Neurology, UW

Barak Gaster, MD. General Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine, UW

Trang Le, PharmD. Pharmacist, Overlake Senior Health Clinics, Overlake Hospital

Carolyn Parsey, PhD. Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UW

Mimi Pattison, MD, FAAHPM. Regional Medical Director, CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care


Clinics, providers, patients and their families all benefit

CLINICS improve workflow, charge capture and efficiency.

PROVIDERS master complexity, benefit from peer engagement, earn up to 30 CMEs.

PATIENTS receive improved access to expert care locally, avoid costly trips to specialists.



When do sessions take place?

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 12:15pm-1:30pm.


How often do I have to attend, and do I need to present cases?

All participants are encouraged to present one case per month.


What if I have follow-up questions?

Case presenters are welcome to reach out to Drs. Rhoads and Isenberg via email or cell phone at any time to follow up on specifics of the presented case.