Local & Online Resources

This curated list links you to useful information for patients and care partners, practical tips, support groups, and dementia-friendly community events. The information covers Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) diseases, Lewy Body Dementia, and other dementia-causing conditions.

 

Support for persons living with memory loss

  • Living with Memory Loss Handbook, by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Our handbook, Living With Memory Loss: A Basic Guide, has been developed over the past year with guidance from people living with memory loss and their care partners and including personal contributions from our clinic team and other community partners. Download the full version, separate chapters, and content in multiple languages.

  • Early Stage Memory Loss programs, including support groups and educational seminars, provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. 206.529.3868

  • Alzheimer’s Association online forum for persons with memory loss

  • Dementia Alliance International, a network by and for persons living with memory loss

  • 24-hour helpline, 1.800.272.3900, provided by the Alzheimer’s Association

Support for care partners

  • Support for Caregivers - Tips from other families traveling the caregiver path and information on being supportive, and how caregivers can take care of themselves while caring for a loved one (Chapter 8 of the UW MBWC Patient Education handbook)

  • Caregiver support groups for Alzheimer’s  disease, lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia, provided by the Alzheimer’s Association at 'We Can Help'. Call: 206.363.5500

  • King County Family Caregiver Support Network

  • Snohomish County Family Caregiver Resources

  • Online caregiver forum through the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour helpline, 1.800.272.3900

  • Online tools for caregivers – legal/financial planning, care options, safety, communication – provided by the Alzheimer’s Association

  • Dementia Road Map for family and friends, produced by our partners in the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative

Getting Here

Directions to the UW Memory and Brain Center's Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.
 

Transportation Assistance

Dementia-Friendly Community Events

  • The Momentia calendar lists community-based arts, fitness, social and volunteer opportunities designed for persons living with memory loss and their families. Programs include walking groups at the zoo, volunteer programs at the food bank, gallery tours at the Frye Art Museum, painting in the Japanese Garden, drum circles at Southeast Seattle Senior Center, and more.

  • Alzheimer’s Cafes take place monthly in local coffee shops and cafes throughout the Puget Sound region. These informal gatherings are a chance for persons living with memory loss and their families to connect with others having a similar experience, while enjoying a cup of coffee in a relaxed community space. If there’s not an Alzheimer’s Café in your neighborhood or city, come for a visit, then start your own! This introduction and “how-to” guide can help you launch one in your community.

  • Yoga for People with Parkinson's
    UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA
    Mondays & Fridays, 9:30am -11:00am | Wednesdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Cost: $5 / Contact: Peter Lynch, 206.719.8007 or thagrdnr@yahoo.com or Pete Beidler at 206.420.4268 (Yoga for PD in greater Pacific Northwest regions)

  • Garden Discovery Walks — Summer/Fall 2018 We partner with Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle P-Patch to provide monthly nature experiences for people living with memory loss, and their family and friends. Explore nature and savor the season with monthly walks through Seattle public gardens, followed by a creative, nature-inspired activity. Light refreshments provided. Rotating Locations. Free. Space-limited; To register, contact Cayce Cheairs at cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov.

Alzheimer's Disease Information

 

Lewy Body Dementia Information

 

Parkinson's Disease Information

 

Frontotemporal Disorders (behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia) Information

 

Other Causes of Dementia

 

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

 

A letter from our friends at The Gathering Place, Early Stage Memory Loss Enrichment Program, Greenwood Senior Center, Seattle, WA