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November 29, 2022

MBWC Student Volunteer Izzy Anaya Carmona Awarded Clinical Outcome Based Research Honorable Mention in the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Research Poster Symposium

Izzy Anaya Carmona recently presented his work with the ADRC outreach team to the medical education community: Impacts of Latinx Community Outreach on Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge and Participation Interest

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Categories: Research, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


Thomas J. Grabowski appointed to Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations

Thomas J. Grabowski, MD, MBWC Director, has been named the inaugural holder of the Tim B. Engle Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations supported by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions. In this role, Dr. Grabowski will help support the Institute’s efforts in the area of cognitive aging. This work will focus on strategies to promote brain wellness and resilience across the lifespan and to delay the effects of brain aging and degenerative brain diseases.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


November 28, 2022

Making Spirits Merry and Bright: A Care Partner’s Approach to Creating Joyful Holidays

Community educator Patti LaFleur shares her approach to creating joyful holidays with her late mother. They always found ways to celebrate and enjoy the season together by focusing on living in the moment, setting boundaries, and planning ahead for specific holiday events. 

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Categories: Caregiving, Community Champions, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community


November 17, 2022

Seattle Channel’s CityStream Visits the Memory Hub for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

CityStream spoke with Dr. Thomas Grabowski to shine a light on all the resources and education offered at our community center for people living with memory loss and their family members.

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Categories: Clinical Care, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community


November 07, 2022

The Diversity Within Dementia podcast features local and UW MBWC experts!

The Diversity in Dementia Podcast hosted by Gentle Generations explores the different facets of Alzheimer's and dementia with experts from many different fields. Many of their invited guests are familiar voices at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer's Research Center, and the WA State Dementia Action Collaborative!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community


October 10, 2022

Sharing Stories and Resources on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Resources, interviews, and stories from the UW ADRC Indigenous Aging brain health series.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Community Champions, ADRC News


September 29, 2022

Meet Emily Meeks, our new program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub

Emily Meeks will work to increase awareness of dementia across Washington State as program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub.

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Categories: Profiles, ADRC News


September 28, 2022

Let’s Talk Tech: Supporting family decisions about dementia home care technologies

A new study supported by the UW ADRC introduces the development of a new tool to promote shared decision-making around technologies used in home care for people living with dementia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Caregiving, ADRC News, Memory Hub News


August 01, 2022

Participate in SHARP: Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-Imagery

Participate in SHARP Seattle, a culturally engaging walking and brain health program that aims to improve cognitive health among older African Americans with ties to Seattle's Central District.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


July 31, 2022

Meet our new team members!

This month, we're highlighting student volunteer Izzy Anaya Carmona, and ADRC research coordinators Kinsey Chapman, Nick Ensroth, and Kristen Farris!

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Categories: Research, ADRC News