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September 25, 2023

Spotlight on Dr. Jeanne Gallée and the Role of Speech-Language Services in Dementia Care

“I would say the role of a speech language pathologist is to untap someone's functional communication abilities and allow them to express themselves in ways that leave them feeling successful,” says speech-language pathologist Jeanne Gallée, PhD, CCC-SLP, a new ADRC co-investigator and trainee in the ADRC Research and Education Component.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, Resources, News

September 15, 2023

Leqembi Webinar

On Thurs. September 14, 2023, the UW MBWC hosted a webinar for patients, families, and the wider community regarding the newly approved infusion medication Leqembi (lecanemab) for the treatment of Alzheimer's. You can watch the webinar recording here.

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

August 25, 2023

Preserving memories and legacy in glass art

Community members Jim and Jama Rand create glass artworks to keep Jim's memories within his reach.

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Categories: Care & Treatment , Caregiving, News, Art

August 17, 2023

Una actualización del Núcleo de estadísticas y gestión de datos de ADRC

“Es emocionante ser parte de ADRC y trabajar para que la base sea lo más sólida posible".

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Categories: En Español , News

August 02, 2023

Team Spotlight: Allyson Schrier, Program Manager of Project ECHO® Dementia

As program manager for the ECHO Dementia program, Allyson Schrier has brought management expertise and creativity to this critical resource for care providers across Washington State. Her experience as family caregiver motivates her work. She is now moving on to devote more time to her role as co-founder of Zinnia TV. Her story shines a light on the work of ECHO Dementia to equip primary care physicians to detect and diagnose dementia.

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Categories: Caregiving, News, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight

July 17, 2023

An update from the ADRC’s Data Management and Statistics Core: “Data is the concrete foundation of the ADRC”

We are grateful to the people who participate in our studies on how memory and thinking may change over time. The process of research participation generates a large amount of data, a source of information, on brain health. The job of stewarding this precious data is so important that an entire wing of the ADRC is devoted to this work: The Data Management and Statistics (DMS) Core.

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Categories: Science Updates, News

July 12, 2023

Free Brain Health and Community Resource Fair hosted by the UW ADRC / Feria gratuita de Recursos Comunitarios y Salud del Cerebro

Second Brain Health and Community Resource Fair at the El Centro de la Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center, Saturday August 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! This free event will be geared towards Spanish and/or English-speaking Latino or Hispanic adults that are 55 years old or older.

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Categories: Science Updates, News

July 07, 2023

What the FDA Approval of Lecanemab Means for Patients and Families: A Q&A with MBWC Clinicians

Our team would like to share some information about the FDA fully approved drug lecanemab (brandname Leqembi) with our patients and community.

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

June 30, 2023

Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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Categories: News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Art, Dementia Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community

June 29, 2023

Healthy Brain Initiative Releases New HBI Road Map

Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Road Map for Public Health, 2023-2027 provides public health officials throughout the nation with a set of strategies to promote brain health and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. MBWC's Barak Gaster, MD, FACP, Director of Cognition in Primary Care Program and UW Professor of Medicine served as a member of Leadership Committee to help develop this new edition of the HBI Road Map.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News