To mark Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Seattle Channel's CityStream visited the Memory Hub to shine a light on all the resources and education offered at this community center for people living with memory loss and their family members. Host Tatevik Aprikyan spoke with Dr. Thomas Grabowski, MD, Director of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. They discuss how the Memory Hub creates a community of support around those experiencing dementia. Dr. Grabowski answers questions about the first signs of Alzheimer's disease, the benefits of early diagnosis, progress towards treatment, and the importance of leveraging the retained strengths and creativity of a person living at any stage of the condition.
"You can think of the Memory Hub as a "third place" where you are neither a research participant nor a patient, but a person living with memory loss. And this is where you can come for support, programming, and interaction with our aligned partners such as the Alzheimer's Association, Full Life Care, and Elderwise Adult Day Program," said Grabowski.