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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


June 23, 2023

Brain Health Tips & Resources: Get moving!

This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about staying physically active for brain health and wellness. In whatever way is safe for you, try and engage in a physical activity every day - like walking in nature, dancing, or low-impact chair exercises.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Nature, Programs


New Clues to Alzheimer’s Emerge in a Study of the Brain’s Immune Cells

New ADRC study shows some human microglia react to Alzheimer's disease and could potentially be targeted by a future treatment.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


Nuevas pistas scientificas sobre el Alzheimer surgen en un estudio de las células inmunes del cerebro

Investigadores del UW, los cuales utilizando muestras de autopsias del cerebro de 22 participantes de la investigación de ADRC han hecho un nuevo descubrimiento sobre la microglía y su relación con la enfermedad de Alzheimer y las terapias dirigidas.

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Categories: En Español , News


June 13, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Sleep Awareness

UW Medicine experts in sleep and brain health share their tips to help you get restful and restorative sleep at night.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Caregiving, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month


June 11, 2023

Advances in Alzheimer’s Research: Harmonizing and Calibrating Memory Scores

In what Paul Crane, MD, MPH, calls a ‘Hello World” methods paper, a UW team shares the results of a major effort to make it easier for researchers to leverage data from multiple studies of older adults.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


June 07, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Staying Socially Engaged

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Each week, the Memory and Brain Wellness Center team will share information on brain health! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through staying socially engaged.

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Categories: Science Updates, Resources, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Dementia Friends


June 05, 2023

Social Connection and Brain Health

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Categories: Science Updates, Resources, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Dementia-Friendly Community


June 01, 2023

Brain Health Block Party on June 21st!

You’re invited to celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June! Join your First Hill neighbors for our first annual Brain Health Block Party. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, stop by any site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. 

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Categories: Resources, News, Dementia Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 31, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Food for Brain Health and Wellbeing

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through food choices.

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Categories: Science Updates, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Memory Hub Spotlight