We are pleased to partner with the Alzheimer's Association to bring you "Wellness Wednesdays," a free weekly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us online from 1 - 1:45 p.m. each Wednesday and enjoy dynamic speakers to help you thrive on your memory loss journey. See below for the schedule of upcoming talks and to register.
When you register for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account on the Alzheimer's Association website. You can use this account every time you register. After you register, you will promptly receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the event. You can also call 1.800.272.3900 with questions.
Discover the King County Libraries Older Adults Program
Presented by: Wendy Pender, MLS
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE
Join us as Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Coordinator, shares the joy of the award-winning King County Library System and all it has to offer, be it in print or online. Whether you’re an avid reader or haven’t stepped foot in a library in years, come ready to learn something new and share your own joy of discovery.
Communication: Helpful Strategies for Staying Connected
Presented by: Pamela M. Dean, PhD, ABPP
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE
Join us as Pamela M. Dean, a clinical neuropsychologist, talks about how living with memory loss and caregiving can call for a whole new set of communication skills. In this talk, learn from Dr. Dean about ways to better understand your partner, express your feelings and needs, and address common communication challenges. Leave with new strategies to strengthen your relationships in the midst of dementia.
- See full schedule for Wellness Wednesdays available at the WA State Alzheimer's Association
Archived Recordings/PowerPoints of Previous Talks
Wellness Wednesdays with UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and WA State Alzheimer's Association:
2/24/2021: "Less is More: Developing the Skill of Compassionate Listening" with Sandy Powers.
3/3/2021: "Memory Strategies for Daily Life" with Michelle Kim, PhD. View PowerPoint.
4/14/2021: "Sleep and Brain Health" with David La Fazia, PhD, MSW, lecturer, UW School of Social Work. View Recording.
4/28/2021: "Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp" with Beth Larson, MS. View PowerPoint.
5/5/2021: "Nutrition Tips for Wellness and Healthy Aging" with Dr. Gary Ferguson. View PowerPoint.
5/12/2021: "Dementia-Friendly Zoom Tips" with Dr. Erika Campbell. View PowerPoint.
6/2/2021: "Steps to Health" with Pusztai PhD, PhD, RN. Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Seattle Pacific University. View PowerPoint.
7/7/2021: "Practicing Self-Compassion" with Dr. Nancy Isenberg, Swedish Medical Center. View Recording.
7/21/2021: "An Introduction to FTD, PPA, and PPAOS" with Sydney Zenzen, MS, CCC-SLP. View Recording.
10/13/2021: "Reimagining our Approach to Brain Health" with Dr. Tom Grabowski, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. View PowerPoint.
11/3/2021: "The Creative Brain: A guide to arts exploration for people with memory loss and care partners" with Dr. Lee Burnside.
11/17/2021: "Spirituality: A Powerful Tool" with Sandy Powers. View PowerPoint.
12/1/2021: "Living Well With Dementia: The Role for Palliative Care" with Dr. Gina Kang, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. View PowerPoint.
"Virtual Community Wellness Talks" with UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center:
4/8/20: "Staying Connected During Social Distancing" with neuropsychologist Carolyn Parsey, PhD. View PowerPoint.
4/10/20: Home Workouts 101 – "Staying Active with or without a Home Gym" with neuropsychologist Carolyn Parsey, PhD. View PowerPoint.
4/17/20: "Info-Savvy – Staying Sane in the Era of Information Overload" with neuropsychologist Carolyn Parsey, PhD. View PowerPoint.
5/20/20: "Practicing Self-Compassion" with neurologist Nancy Isenberg, MD. Medical Director for Center for Healthy Aging, Swedish Neuroscience Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Washington. View Handout.
5/27/20: “Sleep: Important considerations in the era of COVID-19” with neuropsychologists Dr. Pamela Dean and Dr. Madison Bertolin, VA Puget Sound. View PowerPoint.
6/3/20: "Resilience Never Rests: Support During COVID-19" with Katie Brandt, Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations for the Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. View Recording.
6/10/20: "Calming the Monkey Mind: an Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” with neuropsychologist Dr. Emily Trittschuh, Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center (GRECC) at VA Puget Sound; University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. View PowerPoint and Recording.
7/1/20: "Safe and enjoyable physical fitness activities from home" with Cecilia Matta, senior fitness instructor and UW ADAPT program volunteer. View PowerPoint.
7/22/20: "Musical activities you can do at home" with Shih-Yin Lin, MM, MPH, PhD, senior research scientist/project director, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and former Music Therapist. View PowerPoint and Recording.
8/5/20: “The question of meaning in life: Insights from people with memory loss and caregivers” with Bomin Shim, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University. View PowerPoint.
8/26/20: “Balance, mobility and independence" with Ka'imi Sinclair, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Partnerships for Native Health, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), College of Nursing, Washington State University. View PowerPoint and Recording.
9/2/20: "Taking care of your mental health," with George Dicks, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Harborview Medical Center
9/16/20: "Coping with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19: Lessons from grief recovery" with Peach Jack, MA, CC, GRS, HTS, UW MBWC horticulture therapy intern; advanced grief recovery specialist, Grief Recovery Institute; landscape designer and therapeutic horticulturalist. View PowerPoint and Recording.
9/23/20: "Health, wellness and nature engagement: The basics of horticulture therapy," with Peach Jack, MA, CC, GRS, HTS, UW MBWC horticulture therapy intern; advanced grief recovery specialist, Grief Recovery Institute; landscape designer and therapeutic horticulturalist. View PowerPoint and Recording.
10/14/20: "Social Engagement During COVID: Innovative Approaches" with Laurelynn Brooks, family caregiver; Joe Liao, tai chi master; Jen Allen, Senior Services for South Sound; LeAnne Chow, Phinney Neighborhood Association.
10/21/20: Film Screening & Discussion: "Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words" by members of the Gathering Place program at Greenwood Senior Center.
11/4/20: Film Screening & Discussion: "GAPS," an exploration of Alzheimer's in Asian American communities, by producer Peter Trinh. With Michael Woo, Kin On Health Care Center.
11/18/20: Steps to Reducing Stress with Kim Boom, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration.
12/2/20: Join Greenwood Senior Center for a discussion of the new local book, "The Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia."
12/9/20: "Promoting Personhood and Dignity During Health Care Visits: Tips for You and Your Loved One" with UW MBWC nurse practitioner Elisabeth Lindley. View PowerPoint.
12/16/20: "Connecting with Family from Afar: A Few Creative Approaches" with Jen Kulik, PhD, CEO and Founder of SilverKite Community Arts.
1/6/21: "Starting the Year Off Right: Tips for Achieving Your Wellness Goals" with Carolyn Parsey, PhD, UW MBWC neuropsychologist. View PowerPoint and Recording.
View all talks in this series on our YouTube channel, here.
For the Research Talks & Events Calendar, visit the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's listings of UW research seminars, talks, conferences, and medical school Grand Rounds.