Calendar

July

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:00am

      Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called Zoom. Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Sign up the day before.

  • Virtual Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia

      Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.

  • Memory Loss: Guide to Next Steps

      Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00pm

      Join the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center for this free, introductory one-time class for people diagnosed with memory loss or dementia, and their families.

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, July 18, 2022 at 10:00am

      Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called Zoom. Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Sign up the day before.

  • Virtual Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia

      Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, July 25, 2022 at 10:00am

      Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called Zoom. Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Sign up the day before.

  • Virtual Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia

      Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.

Support, Education & Engagement - Community Programs listed on this calendar

View recorded Community Wellness Talks!

As part of our mission to promote the well-being of persons living with memory loss and their families, the Memory & Brain Wellness Center offers a variety of community events and programs. Currently we are offering virtual programs, offered online, by phone, or on video. For more information, see the list below and please contact program manager Marigrace Becker at mbecker1@uw.edu or (206) 744-2190 with any questions. For research talks and research education, see: ADRC Research Talks & Events Calendar.

Memory and Brain Wellness Center Talks & Events

Events or webinars of interest to our community hosted by other UW departments or our community partners such as the Alzheimer's Association

Healthy Brain Aging Seminars - Offered Virtually (Zoom) - The MBWC offers public talks on brain health in partnership with Seattle area Era Living communities. Stay tuned for 2022 in the near future!

Public talks on brain health or Alzheimer's disease by MBWC clinicians and researchers

Support Programs

Virtual Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss or dementia - Make a cup of coffee or tea and join others living with memory loss or dementia for an informal online social group.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Join for just one session, or multiple.

Virtual Caregiver Forum - Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager.

Educational Programs

Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps - Have you recently been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia? Join us for this introductory class. Get your questions answered by an expert panel including peer mentors who share strategies for living well with memory loss, and a medical provider from the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center.  Learn more about the resources in our handbook, Living With Memory Loss, and some helpful websites. You'll leave feeling encouraged and more confident for the road ahead. A free program.

Resource and Education Days - The UW MBWC offers education and support events for people and families navigating particular kinds of dementia diagnoses. In 2022 our events are taking place online using Zoom.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Taking care of your own needs is essential for the caregiving journey, but how do you find the time or energy? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to help you care for yourself while you care for a loved one. Learn about effective communication, making challenging decisions, moving through difficult emotions, getting connected to helpful resources, and more. A free program; offered online or by phone via Zoom.

Wellness Wednesdays - We are pleased to partner with the Alzheimer's Association to offer Wellness Wednesdays, a free bi-monthly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us from 1 - 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and enjoy dynamic speakers to help you thrive on your memory loss journey.

Dementia-Friendly Washington Learning Collaborative - We are a group of people who organize, facilitate, or participate in dementia-friendly community efforts in Washington State. We meet online every other month for 75 minutes to inspire, equip and support expansion of dementia-friendly community efforts, learning from and sharing with each other around a common theme.

Engagement Programs

Garden Discovery Walks - Monthly nature experiences for people living with memory loss, and their family and friends. Enjoy a seasonal exploration of Maude's Garden at the new Memory Hub, followed by a creative, nature-inspired activity. Offered in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, with generous support from Family Resource Home Care.

Our Time Has Come - Temporarily On Hold - An 8-week advocacy experience in which persons living with memory loss come together to design a dementia awareness project of their choice. Participants learn what other local activists have accomplished, consider their own strengths and interests, and take one powerful step to make their community a better place in which to live with memory loss. Previous projects include building awareness at a summer day camp, within a local retirement community, and among the general community. The UW MBWC provides facilitator training and materials for this program. If you are interested in bringing it to your community, please contact program manager Marigrace Becker, mbecker1@uw.edu, 206-744-2190.

SOAR (Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience) - Temporarily On Hold - Do you live with younger onset Alzheimer's or other dementias? Reinforce your strengths with SOAR! In 2021, enjoy monthly outdoor adventures like kayaking, cycling, sailing and hiking.  You’ll leave feeling stronger, more connected and more equipped for the road ahead. Designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia before age 65, alongside a family member or friend - but anyone with memory loss or dementia is welcome. If you would like to receive an update when the program launches, please contact mbecker1@uw.edu.

Programs for Professionals

*Individual events for these programs are not listed on this calendar. Please visit the respective websites to learn more or get involved!

Project ECHO Dementia The Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinic's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program 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. A brief 15-minute didactic is followed by an hour of case-based learning where everyone at the table is both a teacher and a learner.

Dementia-Friendly Washington Learning Collaborative - We are a group of people who organize, facilitate, or participate in dementia-friendly community efforts in Washington State. We meet online every other month for 75 minutes to inspire, equip and support expansion of dementia-friendly community efforts, learning from and sharing with each other around a common theme.