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November 29, 2023

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


Memory and Brain Crossword

Pull out a pencil for the very first Memory & Brain crossword puzzle, created to be fun, interesting—and just challenging enough—to be a good brain health workout.

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Categories: Resources, News


November 28, 2023

Getting to Know: Michael Rosenbloom, MD

Michael Rosenbloom, MD is a behavioral neurologist and the director of clinical trials for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center at the UW ADRC

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Categories: New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, News


November 21, 2023

Aspectos destacados de la Conferencia: Conferencia sobre la mejora de la participación de grupos minoritarios en la investigación de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y las demencias relacionadas

La idea era reunir a miembros de la comunidad académica para entablar conversaciones y ayudar a dirigir la participación en la investigación de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer para incluir la representación de grupos minorizados.

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Categories: En Español , News


Conference Highlights: Enhancing Participation by Minoritized Groups in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Research 

The idea of the Knight ADRC conference was to bring together members of the academic community to engage in conversations and help steer Alzheimer’s disease research participation to include representation from minoritized groups.

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Categories: Community Stories, News


Un médico del sueño estudia el tratamiento de la apnea del sueño para prevenir la demencia

Una buena noche de sueño es muy reparadora, y ello es gracias al ciclo nocturno de limpieza del cerebro durante el sueño. "Las personas con trastornos respiratorios relacionados con el sueño que no reciben tratamiento están perdiendo esa oportunidad de regenerar plenamente su cuerpo por la noche", dice Cho. "Lamento cuando veo que esto ocurre, porque este problema puede tratarse".

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Categories: En Español , News


Sleep doctor studies sleep apnea treatment for dementia prevention

The brain’s ability to clear out waste products during deep sleep is important for brain health. “People with untreated sleep-related breathing disorders are losing that chance to fully regenerate their bodies at night,” says Cho. “I feel so bad when I see this happening because this problem can be treated.”

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News


October 31, 2023

Meet Samantha Lafontaine, MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia

Samantha Lafontaine is the new MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia, a virtual clinic and telementoring program that brings together care providers from across the state to discuss case studies and best practices in diagnosis, care, treatments, and research.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, Resources, News, Memory Hub Spotlight


October 05, 2023

A Caregiver Goes to the Opera

Family dementia caregiver Randi Luoto received a grant from Road Scholar to embark on an educational adventure in New York City, a creative twist on taking some caregiver respite.

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Categories: Community Stories, Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Programs


October 04, 2023

REC Symposium Brings Together UW Alzheimer’s Research Community

A day of learning and sharing the newest ADRC work in progress, with food and fun mixed in. Being in person together is what this annual event is all about.

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Categories: Science Updates, News