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April 17, 2024

Giving primary-care docs training, tools to manage dementia

Clinicians designed a program to help manage the burgeoning wave of patients with cognitive deficits. Via UW Medicine

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Categories: Care & Treatment , Resources, News, Programs

March 29, 2024

Top 3 Action Items from Recent Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Dementia Friends is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. “I feel less intimidated and more informed,” shared a new Dementia Friend. Our free Information Sessions, led by volunteers, or “Champions”, share information about dementia, key messages to know, and important communication tips.

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Categories: Community Stories, Resources, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends

March 27, 2024

Community Partnership: Update from the ADRC Native Research and Resource Core

"The purpose of the NRRC is to increase access to research and resources for Native communities, as they rightfully deserve to be included in these conversations about health and public health,” says Breanna Jones (Cherokee and Seminole Ancestry) Research Study Supervisor, WSU IREACH and ADRC

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February 28, 2024

Revitalizing Dementia Friends in Pierce County

Chances are that you may know someone living with dementia, or may know someone who is caring for someone living with the disease. Perhaps you’ve even heard in the news recently about celebrities bravely sharing their diagnoses. You may wonder: how can I be a support to someone living with dementia? How can I learn more?

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Categories: Community Stories, Resources, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends

February 26, 2024

New Ideas in UW Alzheimer’s Research

Congratulations to the investigators who were awarded 2024-2025 Developmental Project Grants of the UW MBWC’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. These projects will use ADRC resources and participant data in studies on the cutting edge of research into Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Categories: Science Updates, News

January 31, 2024

A 2024 New Year’s Update and Thank You to UW ADRC research participants

Members of the ADRC team wish you a happy and healthy new year! We would like to update you on our progress and express how much we appreciate your ongoing participation. Enjoy this video!

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, En Español

Highlights of the Washington State Plan

The Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias sets out visionary goals and recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring early and accurate diagnosis and treatment, and improving supports and services for families.

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Categories: Resources, News, Dementia Friends

January 26, 2024

Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight

December 18, 2023

Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience

Kick off the new year with a hike in the Pacific Northwest, an experience tailored for people with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Resources, Nature, Programs

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, News