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July 15, 2024

Remembering Our Research Colleague, Will Affleck-Asch

It is with great sadness and regret that University of Washington (UW) ADRC announces the passing of our dear colleague Will Affleck-Asch. Will joined the UW ADRC Data, Methods, and Statistics core in 2006, and has since been an instrumental force for implementation of rigorous data management and quality control techniques within our Center. Will was a consistent, passionate, clear voice for reason and logic, always working towards the betterment of the whole, even through his last days with us.

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Categories: Community Stories, News


July 08, 2024

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug donanemab

"Donanemab's compelling clinical trial outcome not only confirms that this treatment strategy is effective in treating Alzheimer's disease, but also provides clinicians additional opportunities to tailor the amyloid monoclonal antibody to the individual patient," said MBWC Clinical Trials Director, Michael Rosenbloom, MD

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, News


June 27, 2024

Alzheimer’s vision study improved with home tests

Research looking at the link between Alzheimer’s disease and eye problems is based on ongoing ACT study started in 1994.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


June 07, 2024

Brain Health Block Party on Seattle’s First Hill

You are invited! Neighboring organizations will come together on July 10, 2024 to promote brain health for this second annual event.

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Categories: Community Stories, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month


April 29, 2024

Dementia Friends Regional Update: Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of SW WA and HOPE Dementia Support

Dementia Friends is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Our latest update focuses on the expansion of Dementia Friends program into Cowlitz County.

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


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 Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community


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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Categories: Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News


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 Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community


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