Local & Online Resources

Links to Local and Online Resources

Let us hear from you! This quarter, the MBWC is conducting a survey to help guide development of programs and resources for people with younger onset dementia. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed before age 65, we welcome your input! This online survey is anonymous and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. To fill out the survey, click here. Thank you for your feedback!  

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 the ‘Fridays at the Farm’ Gardening Group, Out & About walking group, the Frye Art Museum’s arts engagement events, a song circle, book group, 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! 

  • 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 —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 of UW Center For Urban Horticulture (Fri 3/3), Magnuson Park (Sat 4/8), Seattle Children's Playgarden (5/5), Bradner Garden Park (6/2), Good Shephard P-Patch (7/7), Seattle Chinese Garden, West Seattle (8/5), Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (9/1), and others. View Flyer for details. Free. Pre-registration required

 

Alzheimer's Disease

 

Lewy Body Dementia

 

Parkinson's Disease

 

Frontotemporal Disorders (behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia)

 

Other Causes of Dementia

 

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

 

Support for persons living with memory loss

 

Support for care partners

  • 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.

Getting Here

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

Transportation Assistance

  • King County Metro

  • Community Transit in Snohomish County

  • Kitsap Transit

  • Hyde Shuttle

  • Taxi, Uber, Lyft

  • Cabulance service providers

  • Ride share programs through churches and senior centers

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