News in ADRC News

June 03, 2020

Aging with Pride: IDEA - An Interview with UW Professor Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen

This interview explores the creation of the first ever dementia intervention tailored to address the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults living with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Profiles, ADRC News


May 21, 2020

Sweeping Aside the Clouds: The Wisdom behind Indigenizing Evidence-Based Health Programs for Elders

Becky Bendixen is a Tribal Program Specialist at the Northwest Regional Council and the co-creator of the health intervention program Wisdom Warriors. She generously shares the story driving her passion to improve the health and wellbeing of Elders and of Native communities more broadly. It is one of heartbreak, healing, and the power of connecting to Unangam traditional culture and dance.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Art, Profiles, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, ADRC News


May 12, 2020

Wicked Diseases, Advocacy, and Gifts, Oh My! 

My Journey from Disease into Advocacy powered by P.R.I.S.M and P.U.S.H. By community member Kevin Kvarda 

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


May 07, 2020

Visit the new website of the UW Medicine Huntington’s Disease Society of America HDSA’s Center of Excellence

The new website provides patients and families with resources, genetics 101, links to clinical trials, events, and HD research - and a blog called "Dr. Bird's Nest." The HDSA Center of Excellence at the UW Medical Center is led by the MBWC's Dr. Suman Jayadev, MD and Dr. Thomas Bird, MD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


May 03, 2020

The Power of an Active Lifestyle to Boost Cognitive Resilience – Even for Those at High Genetic Risk

A new study out of the ALLFTD consortium suggests that a life full of light exercise and hobbies may slow disease progression, even for those who inherited gene mutations that cause frontotemporal dementia.

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Categories: Research, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 30, 2020

Featured Publications of Spring 2020

The ADRC featured publications include papers investigating new genetic targets, public perceptions around medications and brain health, and the link between Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy in preclinical model systems.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 29, 2020

Building a Platform for Protein Therapeutics

Researchers at the UW Institute of Protein Design are building a protein design platform to solve the puzzles of treating Alzheimer's disease with new therapeutics, with support from the UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


March 30, 2020

The Importance of Nature in Times of Social Distancing

Nature and natural experiences come in all shapes and sizes. We can decorate a bland office with a basket of succulents. We can take a walk in a public garden or hike up Mount Si or a favorite forest trail. Or, we can simply enjoy birdwatching from our kitchen window.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


February 28, 2020

ADRC Pilot Project Update: Obesity and Dementia

At the ADRC Pilot Project Update on February 6, Robert J. Freishtat, M.D., M.P.H, presented his work on the relationship between obesity, fat cell signaling, and neurodegenerative disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News