News in Art

February 18, 2022

Group Haiku by the Gathering Place

Members of the Gathering Place collectively wrote these haikus to describe some of their most salient experiences receiving medical care and the challenging emotions that arose for them through their experiences living with dementia.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dimensions - Spring 2022, Art


November 28, 2021

Homespun comfort: My fidget apron project

By Emi Takayama, Junior, Lakeside High School and MBWC fall intern

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Categories: Caregiving, Community Champions, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News, Art


May 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders, Community Champions, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


May 20, 2021

What’s In the Works at the Memory Hub: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes!

A space for community, collaboration and impact has never felt more vital.

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Categories: Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Nature


April 22, 2021

A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Categories: Profiles, Caregiving, Community Champions, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


January 25, 2021

On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity: You’re Invited

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center joins the Frye Art Museum and Aging Wisdom in presenting "On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity," a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

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Categories: Q&A, ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


June 29, 2020

Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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Categories: ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


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, Profiles, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News, Art


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, FTD Disorders, Community Champions, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


July 11, 2019

“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia Without Borders Event

At Dementia Without Borders 2019, a diverse crowd gathered at the Canada-US border to celebrate the creativity, advocacy efforts, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia.

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