News in Clinical Care

February 18, 2019

Discovery Conference 2019 Preview: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will present More than Medications: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss. Learn more about this topic.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


February 01, 2019

A New Film about Alzheimer’s Disease for Local Indigenous Communities

The UW ADRC and Partnerships for Native Health have released an outreach film about Alzheimer’s disease and research for Native American communities. The film was created by Sky Bear Media, a Native American-owned company [Video].

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


December 13, 2018

FTD Education Day: Learning, Resources, and an Art Showcase

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center's FTD Education Day offered resources and support for people affected by the leading cause of dementia under 60 years of age.

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


November 05, 2018

“Let’s Bring Dementia Out of the Shadows.”

Inspired by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Barak Gaster of the UW MBWC argues that diagnosing early-stage memory loss can improve patients' quality of life in meaningful ways. Read his Op-Ed in the Seattle Times.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


September 27, 2018

Steve’s Deep Brain

A film in the 2018 Brain Awareness Video Contest tells the story of Steve Gilbert, PhD, a Parkinson's patient at UW Medicine who benefits from deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment of tremor.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


August 15, 2018

Highlights and Photos: Adult Changes in Thought Symposium 2018

August 13-14th, researchers from around the country shared updates on research that leverages data from the UW/Kaiser Permanente ACT study on brain health and dementia.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


June 06, 2018

Your Reading List for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

We've put together your June reading list focused on the themes that Governor Jay Inslee lists in this Proclamation.

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


May 23, 2018

In the Eye of the Beholder

Take a moment to look closely at 'Witnessing,' a piece of art exploring dementia and personhood, as contributed by Genevieve Wanucha of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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


May 08, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Discovery Conference

Topics included the transformative role of hope in dementia caregiving, technology for better and safer living with memory loss, community wellbeing, delirium, dementia with Lewy Bodies, and frontotemporal dementia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


May 07, 2018

Mother’s Day with memory loss or dementia [Video]

Mother's Day is still a reason to celebrate if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one. "She may not remember what you said, but she will remember how you made her feel."

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