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October 08, 2021

A Discussion about Diet and Brain Health Research with Dr. Angela Hanson, MD

We interview geriatric physician and researcher Angela Hanson, MD, about her work on diet, brain health, and genetic risk. She explains three currently enrolling studies at the UW ADRC: The Meal and Memory Study, the Lipid MRI Study, and the Metformin and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Study.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Food & Diet, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


August 27, 2021

Wearable sleep monitoring technology to improve diagnosis of Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Debby Tsuang presented on technology for early dementia diagnosis at 2021 Symposium on Digital and Wearable Biomarkers in Lewy Body Dementias

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


August 10, 2021

Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia

In the UW-led study, a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution averaged over a decade at specific addresses in the Seattle area was associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living at those addresses.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, ADRC News


July 29, 2021

Alzheimer’s study explains how tau pathology affects brain cells

In a new study, the Kraemer Lab and the UW ADRC Neuropathology Core team provide evidence that tau pathology interferes with genetic expression in cell organelles called "nuclear speckles" in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, FTD Disorders, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, Memory Hub, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News