News from May 2021

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, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


May 27, 2021

Highlights of the 2021 Discovery Conference: What Is MCI?

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, Associate Professor of UW Neurology and neuropsychologist at the MBWC, laid out the complex landscape of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), including options for evidence-based prevention and treatment, in a thorough overview for health care professionals.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


May 20, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You - Spring 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


May 11, 2021

Adapting Online Support Interventions for Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers

In a new project funded by the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, a multi-disciplinary UW Medicine team will create an online platform for caregivers of loved ones with Lewy body dementia. VOCALE-LBD will enable participants to share their experiences in a supportive space and build problem solving skills to help them in their caregiving and their efforts to stay healthy. 

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Categories: Research, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


The Power of Caregiver Advocacy: A Grassroots Effort to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Access For Vulnerable Older Adults

Read about the community collective who pushed for more equitable vaccine access for Seattle's refugee and immigrant communities, especially older adults and caregivers who live at home.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


May 07, 2021

Building a Culturally Engaging Brain Health Program for African American Communities, One Step at a Time

The SHARP study aims to forestall memory loss through walking and reminiscing in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, led by Raina Croff, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Now, we are working with an amazing team to pilot the program in Seattle!

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Social Determinants of Health, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News