Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

December 04, 2023

UW Medicine’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center treated its first patient with the new Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab

The drug has been shown to reduce cognitive decline in patients with early Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals

November 30, 2023

Remembering Dr. Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (1962-2022)

Our team had the privilege of working with the late Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (Western Cherokee) to create educational resources about Alzheimer’s disease and research, along with others at Washington State University's IREACH.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series

November 29, 2023

Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience

SOAR is the only outdoor adventure program in the nation designed for people with younger onset Alzheimer’s (diagnosed before age 65). Approximately 10% of people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at a younger age, but dementia services are typically designed for older people. 

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Categories: Resources, Nature, Programs

Highlights from the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Dr. Angela Hanson's lab team reports back on interesting talks about what’s coming soon in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that lead to cognitive impairment and dementia.

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment

Memory and Brain Crossword

Pull out a pencil for the very first Memory & Brain crossword puzzle, created to be fun, interesting—and just challenging enough—to be a good brain health workout.

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Categories: Resources

November 28, 2023

Getting to Know: Michael Rosenbloom, MD

Michael Rosenbloom, MD is a behavioral neurologist and the director of clinical trials for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center at the UW ADRC

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Categories: New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights

November 21, 2023

Aspectos destacados de la Conferencia: Conferencia sobre la mejora de la participación de grupos minoritarios en la investigación de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y las demencias relacionadas

La idea era reunir a miembros de la comunidad académica para entablar conversaciones y ayudar a dirigir la participación en la investigación de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer para incluir la representación de grupos minorizados.

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Categories: En Español

Conference Highlights: Enhancing Participation by Minoritized Groups in Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia Research 

The idea of the Knight ADRC conference was to bring together members of the academic community to engage in conversations and help steer Alzheimer’s disease research participation to include representation from minoritized groups.

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Categories: Community Stories

Un médico del sueño estudia el tratamiento de la apnea del sueño para prevenir la demencia

Una buena noche de sueño es muy reparadora, y ello es gracias al ciclo nocturno de limpieza del cerebro durante el sueño. "Las personas con trastornos respiratorios relacionados con el sueño que no reciben tratamiento están perdiendo esa oportunidad de regenerar plenamente su cuerpo por la noche", dice Cho. "Lamento cuando veo que esto ocurre, porque este problema puede tratarse".

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Categories: En Español

Sleep doctor studies sleep apnea treatment for dementia prevention

The brain’s ability to clear out waste products during deep sleep is important for brain health. “People with untreated sleep-related breathing disorders are losing that chance to fully regenerate their bodies at night,” says Cho. “I feel so bad when I see this happening because this problem can be treated.”

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment