Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. He currently serves as the primary neuropsychologist for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. The specialty of neuropsychology involves the initial evaluation and treatment of people living with memory loss and dementia, with attention to emotional health. In his own twist on care, Dr. Rhoads works with patients and their families long after diagnosis, helping them to live well during big life change by developing new social, physical, and creative or healthy habits, such as mindfulness meditation, with consideration the unique needs of each individual he sees.
Dr. Rhoads is co-leader of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinic'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.
Dr. Rhoads first came to the UW as a fellow in neuropsychology and returned after a decade of other clinical and leadership positions in dementia care. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and was appointed as Chair of the Health/Medical Care Subcommittee for the Washington State Working Group to develop and implement the WA State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease. In addition, he is the Chair of the Bree Collaborative Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Workgroup.
Screening and early detection of cognitive impairment; Non-medication interventions for memory loss; cross-cultural dementia care.