News in Clinical Care

June 18, 2020

“Hope for the Heart of Our Community”: Honoring local efforts to help African Americans overcome the disproportionate burden of Alzheimer’s

Today, we celebrate Karen Winston, MSW, Seattle's City Liaison for the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders, who has spearheaded notable efforts in culturally tailored dementia awareness and support.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Social Determinants of Health, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


June 15, 2020

Q & A on field of Alzheimer’s research with Dr. Thomas Grabowski

The UW ADRC, started in 1985, was just awarded $15 million over five years to continue our federally supported work. The UW Medicine news team checked in with Center director Dr. Thomas Grabowski, a professor of UW Radiology and Neurology, on the field of Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


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


May 07, 2020

Visit the new website of the UW Medicine Huntington’s Disease Society of America HDSA’s Center of Excellence

The new website provides patients and families with resources, genetics 101, links to clinical trials, events, and HD research - and a blog called "Dr. Bird's Nest." The HDSA Center of Excellence at the UW Medical Center is led by the MBWC's Dr. Suman Jayadev, MD and Dr. Thomas Bird, MD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


March 30, 2020

The Importance of Nature in Times of Social Distancing

Nature and natural experiences come in all shapes and sizes. We can decorate a bland office with a basket of succulents. We can take a walk in a public garden or hike up Mount Si or a favorite forest trail. Or, we can simply enjoy birdwatching from our kitchen window.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


February 27, 2020

Exploring the Use of Wearable Technologies in Lewy Body Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Debby Tsuang, MD, and collaborators are working to improve the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, using novel in-home measures of sleep and movement.

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


December 03, 2019

Villages, Town Square Day Care, and Smart Homes:  New Models of Dementia Residences Around the World

Families caring for persons with dementia need all the support they can get, but their options are often limited to conventional care homes or facilities. For the person with dementia, this arrangement restricts their ability to engage with the community. The idea of being truly independent and living with dignity after diagnosis is quickly gaining attention, with innovations emerging around the world.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


November 25, 2019

Food for Thought: Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge about Healthy Eating

An ADRC Interview with Valerie Segrest, a member of the Muckleshoot Nation and leading voice in tribal food sovereignty, about her approach to traditional foods and how to harness the power of food to improve health, longevity, and spirit.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, Food & Diet, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


November 13, 2019

Featured Publications of Fall 2019

Snapshots of current research at the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning findings in neurology, precision medicine, genetic risk, and vascular brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News