News in ADRC News

May 11, 2021

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, ADRC News


May 07, 2021

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


April 29, 2021

New Insights on Preventing Hospitalizations for People Living with Dementia and Diabetes

New results out of the ACT Study reveal higher than recognized rates of hospital visits due to diabetes symptoms for people living with dementia. The researchers suggest that better primary care and health monitoring could prevent many of these health emergencies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Caregiving, ADRC News


April 26, 2021

Study evaluates biomarker criteria for assessing Alzheimer’s risk

"This paper highlights the importance of studying not just what we are today calling ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ but also the factors that seem to make people resilient or able to resist cognitive decline and dementia, which are so often seen as inevitable features of aging.”

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 22, 2021

A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Profiles, Art, Caregiving, ADRC News


April 21, 2021

Meet Dr. Gary Ferguson: “Lifelong Learner, Wounded Healer”

The Spring 2021 ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series presents: A Conversation with Dr. Gary Ferguson on Traditional Foods, Ways of Healing, and Indigenous Elder Wisdom

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, ADRC News


March 31, 2021

Dublin for Dementia: Maureen Cardosa’s Marathon Effort to Support UW Alzheimer’s Research

Maureen Cardosa is training for the Dublin Marathon to support the UW Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund, in honor of her mother Rosemary.

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Categories: Research, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


March 24, 2021

Alzheimers.gov

The federal government has launched a new site designed for people living with dementia, a family members, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, or advocates. It's "your destination for dementia information, resources, and research."

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, ADRC News


Dementia-Friendly Activities – Virtually!

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of opportunities for people with memory loss and their families to stay socially, physically and cognitively active has shifted dramatically. Read about how the MBWC shifted events to a virtual format and how everyone can now access local virtual dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


March 12, 2021

ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: 2021-2022

These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News