News in Clinical Care

June 07, 2021

Update on FDA Approval of Aducanumab

Our team at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center was excited to learn about the FDA’s approval of aducanumab for use in certain individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and would like to share some information about this newest therapy with our patients.

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Categories: Clinical Care, aducanumab, ADRC News

June 14, 2021

The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Dementia

By raising awareness about the unique issues this community faces and increasing cultural competency in health care, providers can increase the quality of life of queer folks experiencing memory loss.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, ADRC News

June 09, 2021

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

A discussion about the latest advances and research in progress.

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

June 01, 2021

UW Alzheimer’s Researchers Receive 2021 Garvey Institute Awards for Technology-Driven Solutions

Winning ideas include improving patient-focused, population-informed care in clinical neurosciences; using neurocomputational modeling to track memory decline; and using deep learning to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and predict its progression.

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

May 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News

May 27, 2021

Highlights of the 2021 Discovery Conference: What Is MCI?

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, Associate Professor of UW Neurology and neuropsychologist at the MBWC, laid out the complex landscape of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), including options for evidence-based prevention and treatment, in a thorough overview for health care professionals.

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

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