Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

June 30, 2021

A Day of Community Outreach with POCAAN

We took part in the Immunity in Community Wellness Fair, held by POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network) and Seattle & King County Public Health on Friday, June 25 on Rainier Ave.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, Caregiving

June 14, 2021

The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Dementia

By raising awareness about the unique issues this community faces and increasing cultural competency in health care, providers can increase the quality of life of queer folks experiencing memory loss.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ

June 09, 2021

Q & A on field of Alzheimer’s research with Dr. Thomas Grabowski

A discussion about the latest advances and research in progress.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, aducanumab, Q&A, Precision Medicine

June 07, 2021

Update on FDA Approval of Aducanumab

Our team at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center was excited to learn about the FDA’s approval of aducanumab for use in certain individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and would like to share some information about this newest therapy with our patients.

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Categories: Clinical Care, aducanumab

June 01, 2021

UW Alzheimer’s Researchers Receive 2021 Garvey Institute Awards for Technology-Driven Solutions

Winning ideas include improving patient-focused, population-informed care in clinical neurosciences; using neurocomputational modeling to track memory decline; and using deep learning to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and predict its progression.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine

May 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions

May 27, 2021

Highlights of the 2021 Discovery Conference: What Is MCI?

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, Associate Professor of UW Neurology and neuropsychologist at the MBWC, laid out the complex landscape of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), including options for evidence-based prevention and treatment, in a thorough overview for health care professionals.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community

May 20, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You - Spring 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021

May 11, 2021

Adapting Online Support Interventions for Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers

In a new project funded by the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, a multi-disciplinary UW Medicine team will create an online platform for caregivers of loved ones with Lewy body dementia. VOCALE-LBD will enable participants to share their experiences in a supportive space and build problem solving skills to help them in their caregiving and their efforts to stay healthy. 

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Categories: Research, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021

The Power of Caregiver Advocacy: A Grassroots Effort to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Access For Vulnerable Older Adults

Read about the community collective who pushed for more equitable vaccine access for Seattle's refugee and immigrant communities, especially older adults and caregivers who live at home.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions