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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-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


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-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


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


January 31, 2024

Highlights of the Washington State Plan

The Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias sets out visionary goals and recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring early and accurate diagnosis and treatment, and improving supports and services for families.

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Categories: Resources, News, Dementia Friends


January 26, 2024

Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight


December 04, 2023

UW Medicine’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center treated its first patient with the new Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab

The drug has been shown to reduce cognitive decline in patients with early Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, News


November 30, 2023

Remembering Dr. Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (1962-2022)

Our team had the privilege of working with the late Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (Western Cherokee) to create educational resources about Alzheimer’s disease and research, along with others at Washington State University's IREACH.

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


November 29, 2023

Discoveries Made Possible By You // Fall 2023

For these studies, researchers used data from participants in the UW ADRC Clinical Core, with gratitude.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


Highlights from the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Dr. Angela Hanson's lab team reports back on interesting talks about what’s coming soon in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that lead to cognitive impairment and dementia.

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment , News