News in Caregiving

May 11, 2021

Adapting Online Support Interventions for Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers

In a new project funded by the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, a multi-disciplinary UW Medicine team will create an online platform for caregivers of loved ones with Lewy body dementia. VOCALE-LBD will enable participants to share their experiences in a supportive space and build problem solving skills to help them in their caregiving and their efforts to stay healthy. 

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Categories: Research, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


The Power of Caregiver Advocacy: A Grassroots Effort to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Access For Vulnerable Older Adults

Read about the community collective who pushed for more equitable vaccine access for Seattle's refugee and immigrant communities, especially older adults and caregivers who live at home.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


April 29, 2021

New Insights on Preventing Hospitalizations for People Living with Dementia and Diabetes

New results out of the ACT Study reveal higher than recognized rates of hospital visits due to diabetes symptoms for people living with dementia. The researchers suggest that better primary care and health monitoring could prevent many of these health emergencies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Caregiving, ADRC News


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


April 21, 2021

Meet Dr. Gary Ferguson: “Lifelong Learner, Wounded Healer”

The Spring 2021 ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series presents: A Conversation with Dr. Gary Ferguson on Traditional Foods, Ways of Healing, and Indigenous Elder Wisdom

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, ADRC News


March 24, 2021

Alzheimers.gov

The federal government has launched a new site designed for people living with dementia, a family members, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, or advocates. It's "your destination for dementia information, resources, and research."

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, ADRC News


March 10, 2021

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment “MCI”? A local neuropsychologist explains.

With public awareness of brain aging and Alzheimer disease risk growing, it’s understandable for adults to wonder whether moments of forgetfulness could be signs of something more serious, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Health care professionals working in the aging field often find themselves faced with questions about this common worry.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Caregiving, ADRC News


February 26, 2021

Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward

National Academies committee provides recommendations for dementia care and caregiving interventions, pointing to collaborative care models. Members of our local community had a hand in its development.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Caregiving, ADRC News