News in Community Champions

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 11, 2021

The Power of Caregiver Advocacy: A Grassroots Effort to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Access For Vulnerable Older Adults

Read about the community collective who pushed for more equitable vaccine access for Seattle's refugee and immigrant communities, especially older adults and caregivers who live at home.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


May 07, 2021

Building a Culturally Engaging Brain Health Program for African American Communities, One Step at a Time

The SHARP study aims to forestall memory loss through walking and reminiscing in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, led by Raina Croff, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Now, we are working with an amazing team to pilot the program in Seattle!

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Social Determinants of Health, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


April 22, 2021

A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Profiles, Art, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


March 31, 2021

Dublin for Dementia: Maureen Cardosa’s Marathon Effort to Support UW Alzheimer’s Research

Maureen Cardosa is training for the Dublin Marathon to support the UW Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund, in honor of her mother Rosemary.

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Categories: Research, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, 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, Community Champions, ADRC News