May 02, 2016

Gaming the Memory System

Researchers in the Buffalo Lab use videogames to figure out how the primate brain forms memories—and find clues to interventions for Alzheimer disease along the way.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


April 19, 2016

Highlights of Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2016

Talks by UW experts addressed frontotemporal dementia, the unique needs of LGBTQ baby boomers, and the need for clinical trial participation.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News


April 18, 2016

Defying Parkinson’s, One Mile at a Time

For people living with Parkinson's, the annual APDA Optimism Walk gets them up and moving in a community of support. A Report from Ship Canal Trail.

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Categories: Science Updates


April 07, 2016

Momentum for an Alzheimer’s Economic Plan

The Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures 2016 gives an eye-opening look at the financial impact on families who care for a loved one with dementia.

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Categories: Care & Treatment , News


April 06, 2016

The Value of Friendship for Living Well with Dementia

An anthropologist explains why the popular American notion of ‘successful aging’ sets friendships up to fail after a memory loss diagnosis, and how we can all push back

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Categories: Science Updates, Dementia-Friendly Community


February 20, 2016

“The Dark Energy of the Brain,” with Dr. Marcus Raichle

Neuroscientist Marcus Raichle visited to talk about the brain's innate organization of electrical patterns sustaining mental life, during sleep or multi-tasking, daydreaming or anesthesia.

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Categories: Science Updates


February 19, 2016

UW Alzheimer’s Research Center Turns 30

It's been a decades-long journey towards today's precision medicine approach to Alzheimer's disease.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


Talking Exomes

Genetic sequencing technology will feature largely in the future of Alzheimer's disease prevention and tailored treatment

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Categories: Science Updates, News


An Artistic Take on Dementia Care

Collaborative research demonstrates meaningful benefits of arts engagement for people living with memory loss and dementia.

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Categories: Art, Dementia-Friendly Community


Mindfulness as Medicine

Neuropsychologist Dr. Kris Rhoads' work in the memory loss clinic harnesses the power of mindfulness meditation to re-wire the brain and decrease stress

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Categories: Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights