News in Clinical Care

February 06, 2018

“One of the World’s First Experts in Neurogenetics”: A Profile of ADRC’s Dr. Tom Bird

A profile in Lancet Neurology marks Dr. Bird's role in the 1980s and 90s in unraveling the genetic secrets behind inherited Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, and opening the UW Medicine Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, where he continues his work to this day.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


January 17, 2018

‘Matter of Fact’: A Poem by Dr. Ron Louie

In the current issue of Neurology, read a poem about witnessing a life-changing diagnosis of brain disease and the "beauty of humane consciousness".

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


January 05, 2018

Transforming Dementia Care and Planning

Barak Gaster, MD, has spent 20 years developing meaningful solutions for prevalent and difficult issues in primary care. Now he is preparing family physicians to better identify signs of cognitive decline, fully engage in dementia care, and help everyone plan for future medical decisions.

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


December 08, 2017

Keeping Him in the Game of Life

Monte Strohl, a MBWC patient who participates in speech language therapy at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, wants to help medical students understand the value of this approach for people living with primary progressive aphasia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


November 09, 2017

“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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


October 24, 2017

Opening a Dialogue about Dementia

The UW ADRC outreach team aims to bring culturally responsive clinical care and avenues to research participation to urban Native American communities.

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


October 16, 2017

FTD Spotlighted at National Dementia Care Summit

Our community partner, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, gave a voice to the many families dealing with younger-onset FTD dementia, the new FTD Economic Burden Study, and huge research momentum.

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


September 21, 2017

Garden Walkers

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit.

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


September 18, 2017

Native Knowledge

Addressing Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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


September 05, 2017

Dancing to Remember

One man's creative quest to support Alzheimer's disease research invites us to take a 'twirl' through the science of brain healthy activities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art, ADRC News