News in Caregiving

October 05, 2023

A Caregiver Goes to the Opera

Family dementia caregiver Randi Luoto received a grant from Road Scholar to embark on an educational adventure in New York City, a creative twist on taking some caregiver respite.

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Categories: Community Stories, Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Programs

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 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 10, 2023

Hikes planned for those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s

New opportunity to connect with others and enjoy the outdoors launches this month for people diagnosed before age 65.

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Categories: Caregiving, Nature, Programs

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

May 31, 2023

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 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

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 14, 2023

Pay Attention for Fall Prevention!

We can all help prevent falls for people living with dementia. Dementia Friends—people who have taken a dementia awareness training—offer some tips to help protect our loved ones from fall-related injuries.

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

March 01, 2023

The Memory Hub… One Year In!

The Memory Hub brings together UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), the Frye Art Museum, the Alzheimer’s Association, Elderwise, and Full Life Care. Read on as our collaborators share updates and reflect on the growth at the Memory Hub.

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Categories: Caregiving, News, Art, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight, Nature, Programs