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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


Recap: An afternoon of resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have dementia

Our first I/DD & Dementia Dialogue on May 13th was a wonderful afternoon of connection, meaningful engagement, and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have dementia, alongside family and professional caregivers. 

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


May 30, 2023

Spotlight on the ADRC Tau Working Group: a research incubator for generating ideas in neurodegenerative science

“What I get out of this group is the interdisciplinary connections and seeing how different people approach the same problem and how they think about it." - Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD, UW assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


May 15, 2023

Connecting through Technology: Supporting Dementia Patients with AI

"This technology is never meant to replace personal touch or interactions. Just like Face Timing with a family member weekly, this does not replace their presence. It is merely a tool that is intended to provide reassurance and calm patients in severe distress so they can live in a more peaceful and reassuring environment."

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Categories: Care & Treatment , Caregiving, News


May 12, 2023

Tracing the Vision for the Memory Hub…to Zimbabwe

MBWC's Marigrace Becker shares how her time living with a host family and volunteering in Zimbabwe formed her early vision for creating a welcoming community of respect for people living with memory loss. This dream is now realized in the Memory Hub community center.

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Categories: News


April 29, 2023

Atypical Parkinson’s Virtual Support Group

Mutual support for people with CBD, PSP, MSA, their care partners and loved ones. 4th Mondays, 11am -12:30pm

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Categories: Caregiving, News, Programs


April 21, 2023

Dementia Friends Spotlight: Misty Eberspecher, Independent Living Program Manager at Housing Resources Bainbridge

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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Categories: News, Dementia Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community